Amy Hogan, Why we need a Barrier Notification System

Amy Hogan, Co-chair of Access Matters Aotearoa, is back to assist you in communicating with your local MP about the urgent need for robust accessibility legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ever faced an Access Barrier? Wondering how to address it and who to approach?

Access Matters firmly supports the integration of a Barrier Notification System in accessibility legislation.

This mechanism provides a straightforward way for individuals to report access barriers to the regulating authority responsible for ensuring accessibility to goods, services and places. A Barrier Notification System not only highlights areas requiring enhancement but also holds organisations accountable for addressing accessibility issues.

Here's an example: Imagine a Deaf individual seeking to access information on a website featuring a video that lacks New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) or captions. Through the notification system, the individual can report this concern. The Regulator would then ensure that the organisation addresses the issue by adding NZSL or captions to the video.

Share with your MP why accessibility is crucial and why a Barrier Notification System is imperative.

Let's advocate for a more inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand, together!