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A look back at 2020

There’re plenty of things we’d like to celebrate or commemorate, so please join us as we look back at 2020.
ODI news
ODI projects

Sir Robert Martin on Breakfast TV

Watch as he tells Jenny-May Clarkson how the challenges he faced growing up made him want to keep advocating for people with a disability.
Rights protection & justice
Sector news

Pinky Fang: experiencing both invisible and visible disability

Today as we celebrate the International Day of People with Disabilities, we hear from Wellington-based artist Pinky Fang. Pinky is visually impaired and has experienced both invisible and visible disability. She says all disabled people deserve respect.
Rights protection & justice
Employment & economic security

World Children's Day 2020

Today is World Children’s Day. Beyond the disability statistics we urge you to celebrate – diversity, potential, participation and belonging.
Rights protection & justice

Sir Robert Martin KNZM's investiture

On Tuesday we celebrated with Sir Robert Martin KNZM after he received his award as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Sir Robert is the first person with a learning disability to receive this honour.

Interns on our NZSL team

The NZSL Board for the first time hired two interns, both members of the Deaf community. Their purpose was clear – to see what support Deaf youth really needed to help guide the Board with NZSL funding decisions.
NZSL video