Tell us about how the COVID-19 response and recovery has affected you

Kia ora

How it is going?  

We hope you have been doing okay through the COVID-19 response and recovery.

COVID-19 has unearthed inequities for people within our access needs community. Stories highlighting confusion over appropriate and safe PPE, difficulty with online shopping, inaccessible technology, and lockdown rules and policies which have more adversely impacted people with access needs, have continued to emerge.

As our country moves into the recover and rebuild phase we need to send a clear message to those leading our recovery to ensure that no one is left behind.

We hope that we will never have to face a crisis such as this again, but the truth is we simply don’t know. What we can do is use what we’ve learnt from this time to shape how we build a stronger and more resilient Aotearoa New Zealand by introducing legislation that provides clear standards and guidelines around accessibility.

Let us know how COVID-19 has impacted you.  


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The Access Alliance team

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