Kōrero for Change

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2024/25 Kōrero for Change Online Webinar Series

What is Kōrero for Change?

Kōrero for Change spans one year (April 2024 - March/April 2025) and consists of seven online panel discussions, held every two months. Each discussion is themed around a key area of life where individuals in Aotearoa New Zealand encounter disabling experiences.

They are educationhousing and the built environment, employment, transport, media and communication, digital and information systems and emergency response.

The key elements for our Kōrero for Change will include:

  • Fostering courageous conversations about ableism and inclusion in Aotearoa New Zealand with key stakeholders, government, and disabled people. By addressing these issues directly, we aim to stimulate new thinking, awareness, and action.
  • Empowering panelists to share their knowledge and experiences, bridge the gap between assumptions around disability, encouraging innovative and out-of-the-box thinking to address inequity. The approach is crucial for finding practical solutions to accessibility challenges.
  • Utilising international accessibility standards as thought-provoking case studies to inspire participants to envision an accessible and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand. This practical approach can help participants reimagine the standard and methods that can be employed to achieve accessibility within the next decade.
  • Transparency and knowledge sharing by making recordings and summary notes from the panel discussions readily available to the public via our website.

Kōrero for Change is presented with thanks to funding from the J R McKenzie Trust and Whaikaha | Ministry of Disabled People.

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