Deborah Payne, a woman’s health researcher in AUT and her team are carrying out a study to gather information about New Zealand disabled women’s involvement in cervical and breast cancer screening programmes.

They invite women who have a physical or sensory disability and are aged between 20 to 70 years to take part in this questionnaire.

You can find more information and complete the questionnaire online

Or you can download a Word version of the information and questionnaire

Auckland’s proposed unitary plan may offer a solution to a chronic shortage of homes suitable for the region’s ageing population - according to a local expert.

Read the full media release from Lifemark

The Article 24: The Right to an Inclusive Education Interim Implementation Report has been published by the Independent Monitoring Mechanism of the Disability Convention.

This report focuses on what is happening now in Aotearoa about making inclusive education a reality for all New Zealanders. The right to inclusive education is set out in Article 24 of the Disability Convention. While this report acknowledges developments made in this area, it also recognises that many barriers still exist to prevent disabled people from being able to fully participate in education. To this end, the report provides recommendations to the Government so it can successfully work to meet its obligations under the Disability Convention.

Download the full report (572kb)

A final report will be released in September 2016.

Office of the Ombudsman

BP’s new app, which allows customers to pay for fuel without getting out of their car, has been hailed by advocates for those with disabilities. The BPMe app uses mobile payment technology, so customers can pay for their fuel with their mobile phones.