Nominations are now open for the second 'area of life' category in the 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards, presented by the Access Alliance and sponsored by Cookie Time Charitable Trust.
The second category is the 'Built Environment including Public Transport'.
We are looking for examples of Built Environment including Public Transport providers who are making getting out-and-about a truly accessible experience.
Getting around and getting into places can present challenges for New Zealanders with access needs, including seniors and parents with young children. We are calling for positive examples of accessible public transport systems, buildings and public spaces that make it easy for people to access public buildings, spaces and transport.
The People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards are a way for supporters like you to recognise businesses and organisations that go the extra mile to enable everyone to fully participate in society. These are Kiwi businesses that provide opportunities to learn, to get a job, to access goods, services, events and facilities, and to take part in community and social life.
Go to the Built Environment including Public Transport nomination webpage to nominate the provider of your choice.
You must submit your Built Environment including Public Transport provider nominations between 1 - 15 March 2021.
Every nomination received will go into the draw for a Cookie Time 'SnackBox': a delicious assortment of goodies!
For more information contact Taryn Banks:
DDI: +64 9 355 6869
Mobile: +64 22 0162571
Email: [email protected]
About the Access Alliance
The Access Alliance is a movement comprising 10 founding member organisations from the disability sector and partner supporters, individuals and supporting organisations representing people with access needs. Accessibility includes people with neurodiversity (e.g. dyslexia), older people, carers, family caregivers, parents using strollers and prams, and people with English as a second language. The Access Alliance has 42 supporting organisations, 20 business champions and a group of MPs across the parliamentary parties, who support the Access Alliance’s campaign, the Parliamentary Champions for Accessibility Legislation (PCAL). The Access Alliance are urging government to put legislation at the heart of a fairer and more inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand. The Awards are part of the Access Alliance’s #AccessLawNow campaign.
The Access Alliance member organisations include:
- Association of Blind Citizens New Zealand Incorporated
- Blind Low Vision NZ (formerly the Blind Foundation)
- CCS Disability Action
- Cerebral Palsy Society
- Deaf Aotearoa NZ
- Disabled Persons Assembly NZ
- Kāpō Māori Aotearoa New Zealand Incorporated
- National Foundation for the Deaf
- Parents of Vision Impaired New Zealanders
- People First, Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi
People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards Details
Nominations: 15 February – 7 June
Every fortnight we will be calling for nominations in the following areas of life:
- Education 15 February – 1 March
- Built Environment including Public Transport 1 March – 15 March
- Social Inclusion & Leisure 15 March – 29 March
- Employment 29 March – 12 April
- Goods & Services 12 April – 26 April
- Tourism & Hospitality 26 April – 10 May
- Digital Spaces 10 May – 24 May
- Media 24 May – 7 June
Visit the Awards home page for more information.
‘Area of Life’ Category Voting
At the end of each two-week ‘area of life’ nomination period, voting will open for one week to determine the top three finalists in each ‘area of life’ category.
Finalist Voting Week 7 – 13 June
The 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards Ceremony
Via Zoom / 6:00pm – 7.30pm, Tuesday 15 June 2021