Why People with Disability Get Caught in a Poverty Trap
The link between poverty and disability is clear – but it’s far from inevitable, and we don’t have to accept it as so, write Access Matters Aotearoa Trust co-chairs Amy Hogan and Rebekah Graham.
AMA submission on petition 'Help Strengthen the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill'
Access Matters Aotearoa has made a submission to the Petitions Committee regarding the 'Help strengthen the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill' petition, as follows.
Read/download the AMA Submission in Word format
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Kāpō Māori Aotearoa awarded National Hauora Māori Partners Innovation and Sustainability Fund grant
This month, Kāpō Māori Aotearoa (KMA) was awarded with a National Hauora Māori Partners Innovation and Sustainability Fund grant (2022/2023). Te Aka Whai Ora are proud to be able to mihi the important mahi KMA do to support tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau in the health and disability service provision.Read more
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Accessibility Legislation Needs Enforcement and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Time To Transform Care And Support For Disabled People
Urgent reform is essential to ensure disabled people have equal access to the care and support they need, the Green Party says in response to a new report that challenges politicians to fix the current system.Read more
Government Won't Enforce Accessibility, Despite Promising Legislation to 'Make NZ More Accessible'
A disability advocate is frustrated there is no commitment from Government to create enforceable legislation that would improve the lives of those living with a disability.
Article by Olivia Shivas, published in Stuff 7 July 2022 at www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/129186800/government-wont-enforce-accessibility-despite-promising-legislation-to-make-nz-more-accessible
Disability advocate and Access Matters campaigner Juliana Carvalho said unless accessibility legislation was enforceable, people who require access will continue to live in substandard conditions. [Access Matters] is a group of disability organisations who proposed Accessibility Act in Aotearoa.Read more
Chronic Illness: Research Participants Wanted
Do you have a connection to, experience of, or an interest in chronic illness?
Amy Hogan and Prof Virginia Braun are seeking people to read and respond to questions about a series of vignettes. The vignettes explore the current context of information, treatment options, and life choices for people with chronic conditions.Read more
Making South Auckland More Accessible for Wheelchair Users
Listen to RNZ's Jessie Mulligan speak with wheelchair-user Brooke Haverkort and buddy/carer Odette Jennings who conducted an informal survey of wheelchair accessibility in South Auckland.Read more