Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


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.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news