Youth Parliament - Applications Now Open
Once every parliamentary term a Youth Parliament is held. Each MP gets to choose a young person to represent them over a six month period from March to August 2022 with a short stint in Parliament itself.Read more
WordSmart Literacy App for Dyslexics
On Paul Blackman’s first day of school in Grey Lynn in the 1950’s – “before Grey Lynn was so flash” – he sat in a class with 54 other kids and the teacher gave them something to read. “My dad always read to me, so when I got to school I was able to read,” he says.
He read the passage out to the teacher in front of the class, but “instead of saying well done, she went off her rocker, gave me the strap and said I was showing off”.
First published on Spinoff
Accessibility Legislation Proposed - Radio New Zealand
Listen to Kathryn Ryan of Radio New Zealand speak with Chrissie Cowan, chair of the Access Alliance and chief executive of Kāpō Māori Aotearoa, and Warren Forster, barrister and researcher who has co-authored the report 'Making New Zealand Accessible: A Design for Effective Accessibility Legislation'.
More Pussycat than Tiger - Why Accessibility is Nothing to Fear
For the past ten years, Cookie Time Limited (CTL) has been on a transformation journey. This has put it well ahead of the curve in creating an accessible and inclusive culture and workplace.
Many businesses seem to fear that ...Read more
What is Your Experience of Life with a Disability?
Stuff wants to hear about your experience of disability.
Story from www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/126083465/what-is-your-experience-of-life-with-a-disabilityRead more
Access Alliance Chair meets with Minister Nash
Access Alliance Chair Chrissie Cowan recently met with Hon Stuart Nash, Minister for Economic and Regional Development, Small Business, Forestry, and Tourism. They discussed ...Read more
Why Altogether Autism, Life Unlimited and Imagine Better became Access Alliance Supporting Organisations
By Catherine Trezona
As leading organisations within the disability sector, we consider it a priority to work with and support others within the sector who share our values and aspirations.
That is the foundation for our support of the Access Alliance.Read more
Register to Attend Awards, and Vote for Winners
The Access Alliance is delighted to invite you to join the live-stream of the 2021 Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards Celebration.
These unique awards - sponsored by the Cookie Time Charitable Trust - recognise businesses that are making a difference by providing accessible goods and services for people with access needs including disabled people, neuro-diverse people (e.g. people with dyslexia), seniors, carers of young children, the temporarily injured, migrants and people for whom English is a second language and their friends and family.Read more
'Media' Awards Nominations Now Open
Nominations are now open for the eighth and final '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 eighth category is 'Media'.Read more