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Those leading Aotearoa New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 are doing everything they can to keep us safe, but we know our access community will be most affected.

We have a role to play to ensure people with access needs have a voice, now more than ever.

We want to hear about your experiences during this time.

Share a story or a video talking about what is affecting you right now. This information will help our leaders to meet the needs of our access community during the coming months and beyond.

Your stories can help shape the narrative around how Accessibility Legislation will create a safer, fairer and more equitable Aotearoa New Zealand today and tomorrow.

He Ora te Whakapiri (there is strength in unity)

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Sharing your story: Helpful hints

Share a story about a specific access barrier you've faced while trying to adjust to daily life during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

  • What information are you struggling to access?
  • What essentials are you struggling to access?
  • Is the care and support you are receiving meeting your needs?
  • If you are struggling with a barrier during this time, tell us what the ideal, situation would look like, without the barriers.
  • Emphasise how changing the law could help remove the barriers

We want to show politicians and the everyday citizens who haven’t had to think about accessibility yet why we need laws and systems that prioritise accessibility to create a fair and inclusive Aotearoa we all want to live in.

NB: We may slightly edit stories for clarity, in line with the above pointers. We’ll get in touch if we need to check on anything, and we’ll let you know when your story goes live. Thanks for sharing your story!