Advice on accessibility
1 in 4 New Zealanders live with an impairment, but our society does not operate in a way where everyone can participate.
We are commited to developing accessible environments - where people think and act in ways that includes all people, and places are designed so everyone can use them (including public facilities, homes, work places and outdoor environments).
Ensuring environments are accessible
We do this by:
- Monitoring the development of new and modified streetscapes, buildings and facilities to ensure building codes are complied with, and that people with disabilities can access and use the buildings and their facilities
- Working collaboratively with representatives of the disability community to identify barriers to access, and develop solutions to remove those barriers
- Working collaboratively with the local city or district council, and other government departments to remove barriers to access for disabled people
- Making submissions to local city and district council plans
- Promoting the knowledge of access issues for disabled people, especially the concept of Universal Design, building codes and standards and Lifetime Design
- Putting you in touch with a Barrier Free Auditor
If you are interested in accessibility or would like to report a concern, contact your local branch of CCS Disability Action.