Public Consultation on DZ 8134: Health and Disability Services Standard

Submitted: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Categories: General Blindness and disability, Submissions

Our submission to Standards New Zealand responds to the Draft Amended Health and Disability Services Standard (Draft Standard), bringing a blindness lens / perspective.



International Day of Disabled Persons

Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Categories: General Blindness and disability, News and Events

It’s International Day of Disabled Persons, and now more than ever, the voices of our disabled community must be heard!That’s why we are proud to support the DPO Coalition in launching a video series today, amplifying the voices and experiences of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.Play the first episode below for Prudence and Jonathan’s […]



Blind Citizens NZ’s Position on Cyclists on Footpaths

Submitted: Monday, May 1, 2017
Categories: Building and environment, General Blindness and disability, General blindness and disability

The 2016 Annual General Meeting sought to have Blind Citizens NZ clarify its position regarding cyclists and other wheeled or motorised vehicles that are regularly encountered on our footpaths. Currently, it is legal for vehicles below a certain wheel size, even with low-powered motors, and also motorised mobility vehicles to be used on footpaths. Concern […]



Taking charge of our money – Banknote gauges facilitate independence and confidence for blind and vision impaired people

Submitted: Sunday, October 30, 2016
Categories: General Blindness and disability, News and Events

Blind Citizens NZ has worked alongside the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for many years, contributing to, and influencing, the design of New Zealand’s currency so that people who are blind or vision impaired, can more easily identify their money. You can learn more about our work, from our media release at this link: Taking […]



Check out Blind Citizens NZ Annual General Meeting and Conference

Submitted: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Categories: General Blindness and disability, News and Events

Our three-day event commences 2pm Friday 7 October, and goes through to approximately 2pm Sunday 9 October. Our theme for this year is “My Life, My Choice – Self Determination Starts with Us”. It is a reminder that to us the term self-determination means taking charge of our own lives as disabled people, speaking for […]



Submission – More Effective Social Services Issues Paper

Submitted: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Categories: General Blindness and disability, Submissions

Have a read of Blind Citizens NZ’s December 2014 response to the Productivity Commission’s More Effective Social Services Issues’ Paper…



Board Meeting Summary-March 2015

Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Categories: Board, General Blindness and disability

For an overview of some of the more significant outcomes of the Board’s March 2015 meeting, check out the attached meeting summary…



Disabled need their own ministry

Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2001
Categories: General Blindness and disability, Media releases

Media release calling on the Government to establish a ministry to promote and advocate for people with disabilities in the development of public policy.

Attachments



Submission to “Making a World of Difference” – the New Zealand Disability Strategy Discussion Document

Submitted: Saturday, September 30, 2000
Categories: General Blindness and disability, General blindness and disability, Submissions