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Mobile map for mobility needs

Mobile map for mobility needs

In recognition of the International Day of Disabled Persons, Auckland City is releasing a new compact map showing the location of mobility car parks and toilets in Auckland’s CBD.

Auckland City’s disability advisor, Minnie Baragwanath, says the map is addressing a need for clear information to be available about where to find mobility facilities.

“The map is a convenient hand-held size, is attractive and a useful tool, not only for people who hold mobility parking permits, but also for friends and family of permit holders.

“There are now more than 30,000 permit holders in the Auckland region. The availability of mobility car parks help people with disabilities to get out and about more easily and be part of their community,” says Ms Baragwanath.

The mobility map will be sent to people with their new mobility parking permits. The maps are also available through the CCS, Auckland City libraries or by calling Auckland City on (09) 379 2020.

Auckland City will also start distributing information cards this week for people who park in a mobility parking space without a permit. The cards will hold the parking ticket and information about why mobility car parks are necessary for people with disabilities.

Auckland City Council and the disability community will be celebrating International Day of Disabled Persons on Friday, 3 December with a free lunchtime event in Aotea Square between noon and 2pm. Speakers will include Auckland City’s Partnerships Committee chairperson, John Hinchcliff, and the director for the office for disability issues, Jan Scown.

Singer and member of Auckland’s disability community Hiniwehi Mohi, jazz singer Caitlin Smith and mixed ability dance and theatre companies, Splash and Touch Compass, will perform. Stagecoach’s new Link Bus will be on hand to demonstrate the bus’s innovative mobility features.

The Disability Resource Centre will be running a stall to provide the public with general information about disability services and resources.

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