Access Matters Aotearoa and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau invite you to join our online panel discussion,
The Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill: Transformational or a Missed Opportunity?
The Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill proposes the establishment of a new legislative framework intended to address systemic access barriers that prevent disabled people, tāngata whaikaha, their whānau, and others with accessibility needs, from living independently and participating in all areas of life.
The panel will discuss the Bill’s strengths and shortcomings, and the issues that the Select Committee should consider in its assessment of the proposed legislation.
- Dr Lida Ayoubi - Senior Lecturer in Law, AUT
- Warren Foster - Barrister and Director
- Olivia Kelly - Senior Lecturer, AUT School of Public Health
- Jonathan Mosen MNZM - CEO of Workbridge
- Esther Woodbury - Lead Advisor Disability, NZ Human Rights Commission
- Juliana Carvalho - Lead Access Matters Campaigner
The online panel will be held over Zoom.
Date: Monday 17 October 2022
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Format: Online – Register here to receive the Zoom link.
Accessibility: NZSL and CC will be available.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Ngā mihi nui
Access Matters Aotearoa*
P.S. don't forget to sign the #MakeAccessibilityRealNZ petition!
*Access Matters Aotearoa is in the process of applying to become a charitable trust. For the avoidance of doubt, Access Matters Aotearoa does not currently claim to be a charitable trust and nothing in this communication is to be construed as anything to the contrary.