Join Us for Kōrero for Change - Shaping the Future of Accessibility in Aotearoa New Zealand!

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new webinar series, Kōrero for Change - Courageous Conversations about Ableism.

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At Access Matters Aotearoa, we're committed to tackling ableism head-on as a root cause of inequity and a significant barrier to passing meaningful accessibility legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand.

So, how do we drive this change? By initiating brave conversations with those who have the power to make a difference. That's why we're excited to introduce a series of webinars that will shine a light on the critical areas where people with disabilities face disabling experiences in our country.

These essential topics include Media and Communication, Housing and Built Environment, Employment, Education, Transport, Emergency Preparedness and Climate Change, and Digital and Information Systems.

Access Matters Aotearoa will be bringing together the Deciders, the Creators, the Thinkers, and the Doers of our society to explore their roles in fostering inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities. We're inviting heads of government, thought leaders, university heads of departments, professionals, and key members of the disability community to participate in these vital discussions.

Our journey begins with our inaugural webinar, focusing on Media and Communication, scheduled for Wednesday 10 April 2024. Save the date!

Media and Communication: Our conversation will kick off by examining the role of media and communication in shaping perceptions of people with disabilities. Media plays a crucial role in changing the narrative and breaking down stereotypes. We'll delve into how portrayal in media can either promote inclusion or perpetuate harmful stereotypes. We will also explore what accessibility standards for media and communication could look like.

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We are pleased to have Hon Melissa Lee open the webinar. Minister Lee holds multiple portfolios as the Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Ethnic Communities, Minister for Media and Communications, and Associate Minister for ACC. With her extensive background in journalism, television production and business ownership, Minister Lee brings a wealth of experience to our discussion.

Register Now: Be part of this crucial conversation!

Register for Kōrero for Change - Media and Communication webinar.

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024

Time: 9am – 11am NZT

Programme: PDF, Word Doc, Easy Read PDF, Easy Read Word DocLarge Print, NZSLBraille or Audio.

Location: Zoom webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the webinar.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a more inclusive future for all.


Noho ora mai,

Head shot Juliana Carvalho

Juliana Carvalho for the Access Matters Campaign Team

Head of Advocacy - Blind Low Vision NZ

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