Amy Hogan and Rebekah Graham, Co-Chairs of Access Matters Aotearoa, along with Juliana Carvalho, Lead Campaigner, recently delivered an oral submission on the ‘Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill' to the Social Services and Community Select Committee.
[NZSL Summary of Oral Submission]
They took the spotlight to champion Access Matters Aotearoa's petition, pushing for a stronger ‘Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill’.
This was the last public hearing of the 53rd Parliament before it dissolves. We had the last word!
We're grateful for the opportunity to reiterate our call for an accessibility bill that includes:
- Accessibility Standards
- A Regulator
- A Barrier Notification System
- A Disputes Resolution Process.
We're calling for the promised minimum accessibility standards for public and private sectors. It's time to walk the talk, folks.
We're talking about a bill that translates Aotearoa New Zealand's UNCRPD commitments into tangible accessibility law.
We highlighted how the pause on the Bill - by Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan - is a golden chance to create legislation that truly serves our community.
Let's continue rallying together for a more accessible Aotearoa New Zealand.
Join us on this journey towards an inclusive future!
Watch the oral submission to the Select Committee here: https://youtu.be/psgStnLlexQ
Review the NZSL Summary Video of the oral submission here: https://youtu.be/HjEvWSZB8k8
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