The Access Alliance recently launched a report by an independent legal research group and funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation: Making New Zealand Accessible: A Design for Effective Accessibility Legislation.
The report sets out the legislative design required to make the Access Alliance’s vision real: to put Accessibility Legislation at the heart of a more inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand. The report details how to create an integrated, people-centred, person-directed system that will remove barriers for disabled people and their whānau.
The Access Alliance held an online follow-up explainer and Q&A session to go through the report the day before Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Disability Issues announced that the Government will introduce accessibility legislation into Parliament by July 2022.
A captioned videos of the session with NZSL interpreters are now available: