Deaf and Disabled Members

The Deaf and Disabled members' network is a place to share information, organise, and lobby on issues which affect our communities.

We recognise the restrictions of the language of ‘Deaf and Disabled’ and are not a deficit modelled network. The network celebrates our diverse communities living with different abilities and our right to organise and be heard.

We also want to tap into the great leadership potential that exists within our communities and make sure it has a chance to flourish. Particularly as it is election year we want to make sure that in deciding critical campaign issues the voices from our deaf and disabled communities are strong and clear. You as a member will help define this voice so we encourage you to get involved.

A chance to meet others from our deaf and disabled communities, network, have fun and organise

A regular monthly newsletter of current events and stories of fantastic people from our communities

A chance to attend any meetings or events organised by the network

Access to resources that you can use-this year we will be uploading resources for the network such as flyers, a brochure and posters.

Employer attitudes towards employing disabled people

Research has been commissioned to explore New Zealand employers’ attitudes towards employing disabled people.

Employers were asked a range of questions in order to find out more about the qualities they looked for in potential employees, what they thought were the barriers to the employment of disabled people, about their attitudes towards disabled people, how they thought staff and customers perceived disabled staff and to what extent they were influenced in their employment decisions by the reactions of others.  Find out more at think differently.

 


 

Be. Accessible

Imagine a world where every person, building and community is truly accessible.  That world is what Be. Accessible has set out to create.

Be. Accessible is a social change initiative and a holistic framework for accessibility with a mission to create a truly accessible country for us all.  Find out more over at their website.

 


ImagineBetter

ImagineBetter is an independent agency promoting leadership and outcome-based quality in services for people with disabilities, the mentally unwell and older people. To find out more head on over to their website.

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Mentoring – what’s the plan?

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