Welcome

We are the focal point in government on disability issues. We are working toward a vision of New Zealand being a non-disabling society - a place where disabled people have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Illegally Blind - accessible theatre in action

"Susan is a perfectly normal queer, fat, functionally blind, Autistic, chronically and mentally ill, nonbinary person, who just happens to be collecting diagnoses faster than they collect eel facts." We spoke to Susan about their show opening at Bats Theatre

Giving effect to the New Zealand Sign Language Act

This is a practical guide for departments on how to give effect to the principles through their policies and practices in order to promote access to government information and services for the Deaf community.

These outcome areas will contribute to achieving the vision of the New Zealand Disability Strategy.