Access Alliance Peoples Choice Awards Logo is two koru shaped designs the make a circle


Accessibility, diversity, and inclusion are the heart of a thriving society, and the heart of thriving businesses, too. 

Welcome to the Inaugural Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business -

a place to recognise businesses with the right attitude, going the extra mile to enable everyone to fully participate in society, to have the opportunity to learn, to get a job, to access goods, services, events and facilities, and to take part in community and social life.

These unique awards recognise businesses who are making a difference, providing accessible goods or services for disabled people, seniors, carers of young children, the temporarily injured, migrants and people for whom English is a second language and their friends and family.

This is a two step process:

Step one: Nominations

Step two: Voting – the winners will be decided by the highest number of votes



Nominations are now open

Please nominate businesses who you think deserve to be recognised for leading the way toward a fully accessible Aotearoa New Zealand

You can nominate as many businesses as you want

You can nominate businesses in more than one category

If you’re not sure which category, must make your best guess or suggest a new category.  

Nominations close on Sunday, 19 January 2020

Categories for nomination are:

  • Best accessible website
  • Best accessible education provider
  • Best accessible transport provider
  • Best accessibility employer
  • Best accessibility retailer
  • Best accessibility service provider
  • Best social inclusion (community or private org)
  • You can also nominate a business in a category of your choice.  

Plus let us know a category of how accessibility impact you: disabilities, seniors, temporarily disabled, carers of young children, Migrant, English as a second language - their friends and whanau


How to nominate businesses: 

You can nominate businesses using the form at the bottom of the page.

Or you can email your nomination including sending a voice recording or NZSL video to [email protected]

Click here for EASY READ instructions on how to nominate a business.

If you have questions regarding the nomination process you can email, phone or text Taryn Banks

Ddi: +649 355 6869

Mobile: +64 22 0162571

E: [email protected]

(please note Taryn returns to work on the 7th of January)


Voting will commence on Sunday 19 January 2020

Winners will be decided on the number of votes.

More information about how to vote will be released closer to the time.


The Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business Presentation

 The Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business will be presented on 21 February 2020 by the Minister for Disability Issues, Hon. Carmel Sepuloni and other dignitaries.

The event will be held at the Sudima Hotel, Auckland Airport, proud sponsor of the Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business.

Sudima Hotels logo is their name in black text with the  letter u slightly smaller and shaped like a smile