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Intopia has launched the first Assistive Technology survey

Intopia has launched the first Assistive Technology survey

Intopia has launched the first Assistive Technology Survey, aimed at highlighting the trends and use of assistive technology by disabled Australians and New Zealanders. Assistive technology refers to devices or systems that support a person to maintain or improve their independence, safety and well-being.
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Disability COVID-19 Vaccine Update - March 2021

Disability COVID-19 Vaccine Update - March 2021

  Kia ora koutou katoa. A range of information is now available on the Ministry's website that outlines the vaccine rollout's next stages, and ...
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NGO Council Reports Released

NGO Council Reports Released

The NGO Council have commissioned three reports in response to the Health & Disability System Review.  The Minister of Health released the F...
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March 2021 Updates - COVID-19

March 2021 Updates - COVID-19

Read the latest updates and find helpful resources on Covid-19
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Covid-19 & Masks - Ways you can help the Deaf community

Covid-19 & Masks - Ways you can help the Deaf community

With the advent of mandatory face masks, brings a whole lot of issues for the Deaf community.  Some Deaf people lipread to understand other people which is impossible if people use masks to cover their faces. Other Deaf people use sign language, but part of the sign language is using facial expressions combined with signs to get a message across. If part of the face is covered, it becomes difficult to understand what is being said even with just signs on their own.  
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The Great Accessible Day Out - Venue Library

The Great Accessible Day Out - Venue Library

New online tool helps Kiwis with disability find the perfect post-COVID outing   As New Zealand’s post-COVID tourism industry cautiously revives,...
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COVID-19 – Information and Resources for People with SCI

COVID-19 – Information and Resources for People with SCI

Useful links and information on COVID-19 for all New Zealanders living with Spinal Cord Injuries and their family, whānau and friends. Provided by the NZ Spinal Trust.
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COVID-19 - information for disabled people and residential care providers

COVID-19 - information for disabled people and residential care providers

Information for disabled people or people who need support for daily life and their family/whānau 16 March 2020 The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19.
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Making New Zealand the best place in the world for disabled children

Making New Zealand the best place in the world for disabled children

A Good Start in Life This is a brand-new resource about NZ being the ideal nation for kids to grow up in when they’re between the ages of zero and 8, the most informative years of their lives. Download your Good Start In Life guide. New Zealand is working towards being the best place in the world for children,
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Supporting our communities during Coronavirus COVID-19

Supporting our communities during Coronavirus COVID-19

Wednesday 12 February 2020   As the Coronavirus outbreak continues abroad, many people within our communities that have recently returned from Chin...
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Brighter and better for Independent Living

Brighter and better for Independent Living

Visit the Independent Living store at Royal Oak and you’ll notice some changes for the better. The Erson Avenue store, which specialises in products, services and advice for people in the community living with mobility issues and disabilities, has recently been refurbished. Customers can now experience a fresh, modern...
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Disability & Age-Friendly Awareness Day

Disability & Age-Friendly Awareness Day

Come celebrate disability awareness, health and wellbeing. Talk to one of the 40+ stall holders specialising in disability and wellbeing. Get your questions answered, learn something new, enjoy the entertainment and have fun!
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