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Accessibility in action

Accessibility in action

Auckland City has put ‘100% accessible Auckland’ into action with the release of its strategy in a variety of document formats.

The strategy – Auckland Disability Framework for Action – is available in audio, braille, large print and standard print, making it the council’s first fully accessible policy document.

“Producing the document in accessible formats allows us to overcome the barriers imposed by traditional print,” says Councillor Graeme Mulholland, chairperson of Auckland City’s Community Services Committee.

Councillor Mulholland says the strategy is the result of a two-year partnership between Auckland City and the wider disability sector.

“The strategy sets the scene for Auckland City’s contribution to a more accessible community for everyone. We are very excited about putting the strategy into practice.”

The key actions outlined in the strategy include: involving disabled people in Auckland City projects and decision-making improving disabled access to council facilities, events and activities ensuring disabled people contribute to the design of public spaces making council information more accessible to disabled people ensuring Auckland City is a leading employer of disabled people supporting social and cultural projects run by and for disabled people implementing disability awareness training for council staff and making sure Auckland City continues to provide leadership in the area of disability.

The strategy is aligned with the New Zealand disability strategy.

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