ACCESSIBILITY

We believe in the social model of disability -  that disabled people are disabled by the environment around them, not sickness and physical impairments.

“Accessibility allows us to tap into everyone’s potential.”
Debra Ruh

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ACCESSIBILTY 101

WHAT IS

EASY READ?

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MAKING INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE

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WHAT IS UNIVERSAL DESIGN?

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

NZ 'not even close' to being accessible enough for disabled

Having free, easy access to a bathroom while out in New Zealand's biggest city feels like it should be a basic human right, but one Auckland mum says it's not that simple planning a day out for her family...

High-rise housing will exclude disabled people unless rules improve – critics 

A focus on high-density housing in Auckland may result in homes that disabled people cannot access unless building regulations improve, critics say...

Time for 100% accessible Aotearoa

Making New Zealand more accessible to people with disabilities could boost average Kiwi incomes by about $500 a year, a new group says...

Open For Business

Moving Forwards

Be. Lab supports all New Zealand businesses and organisations on their journey towards becoming 100% accessible.

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Embracing Diversity

Why Accessible Marketing is the Future, According to an Inclusive Design Expert...

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Addressing Ableism

A NZ study into the lives of disabled youth  concluded that "ableism", through the attitudes from non-disabled people, was the biggest barrier they faced in participation in daily life.

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Removing Barriers

Universal Design /He Tauira ā-Whānui. Creating buildings, spaces and places that can be used and enjoyed by all.

Disability Access

Ableism 101

One of the most important things to do to push back against ableism? Make sure people with disabilities are at the table where decisions are being made.

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Inspiration Porn

Understanding 'inspiration porn' and being able to identify its causes is vitally important for anyone who wants to understand disabled people.