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Global accolade for NZ’s

Global accolade for NZ’s

An innovative New Zealand web platform, which focuses on sharing real stories and information about living with disability and chronic health, has won a hotly contested World Summit Award (WSA). beat competition from entries from 86 countries to win the “inclusion and empowerment” category in the United Nations-based awards. More importantly, "AttitudeLive" was selected by the WSA Grand Jury as “best and most innovative Digital Innovation with high impact on society 2015”. is the web platform for The Attitude Group, an Auckland-based company that has been producing broadcast documentaries and online stories to help change attitudes toward people living with disabilities and promoting inclusion since 2005. The independent production house has made more than 400 documentaries since that time and filmed in more than 25 countries in the past 11 years.

Robyn Scott-Vincent, Attitude’s Founder and CEO, says the award highlights the value that is delivering and is an acknowledgement from an international coalition of technology experts that indicates the capacity for growth in this sector.

WSA chairman Peter A. Bruck says the awards recognise innovation of tomorrow already today.

“To drive meaningful and relevant digital technology, you have to connect people,” he says. was launched by Scott-Vincent, with added investment from New Zealand film and TV executive producer John Barnett, in 2013 as a way to not only share and distribute Attitude’s large catalogue of material, but also to connect people around the world to an interactive ‘hub’ with which to communicate and share ideas.

It was at the forefront of the tech wave, now being ridden by the likes of Google and Facebook, which recognises a growing appetite for assistive technology for the more than one billion people living with disabilities around the world. is being used by New Zealand’s ACC and the ministries of Health, Social Development and Transport and Housing New Zealand as a way to share information.

InternetNZ is a long term sponsor of the World Summit Awards. Chief executive Jordan Carter says AttitudeLive should be proud. “Winning the inclusion and empowerment category is a strong testament of its innovative work with direct links to bettering the lives of others," he says.


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