I experience problems with access barriers as I'm in an electric wheelchair.Read more
I went to visit the Ministry of Education (MOE) head office in Wellington. I assessed the access to MOE's head office from Parliament building, from the perspective of a person using a wheelchair. Accessibility is the ability to actively participate and engage, and in this regard the MOE head office in Wellington FAILS.Read more
I am legally blind which means I have limited vision. I have been trying to get a job for more than 15 years and I still do not have employment.Read more
In my experience working in the building industry, I have noticed an access barrier in the attitude of a developer who builds multi-story buildings and locates all the building’s accessible toilets in the one place – the ground floor. Although NZS 4121 advices that accessible toilets should be included where general toilets are located, this developer argues that he is providing more accessible toilets than are required by the Building Code and has persuaded Council that this is a desirable outcome.Read more
So many webpages are written with light type on a light background. If large text is unreadable to you (it is for me) and white text is placed on the 'on trend' pink background, there may be nothing intelligible on the webpage for blind and low vision people.Read more
You can see how seriously Labour takes access for all, by the Hamilton offices they occupy ...Read more
I have been working as a volunteer at Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Tauranga for over eight years.
In all that time, CAB has never had a specifically designated mobility carpark.Read more
I have taken all my pets to my local vet practice for the last 30 years. I recently requested that a front door access ramp be provided, but they fobbed me off.Read more
I was trying to access the public transport system in my local area of East Auckland, so I could independently go to the shops, the doctors and the mall.
The closest bus stop to my house is across a busy main road. I am unable to cross the road by myself due to my visual problems and being unable to see three dimensionally. There is no pedestrian crossing available. I couldn't cross the road, so I couldn't catch the bus, so I couldn't travel to where I needed to go.Read more
I wanted to order lunch, around 11:30 am today, using the delivereasy.co.nz online platform.Read more