International Recognition for Audio Described Aotearoa

International Recognition for Audio Described Aotearoa

Auckland company Audio Described Aotearoa has received international recognition for its efforts in providing audio description for blind and low vision arts patrons, particularly during New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown. Read the full article…
The Development and Availability of Accessible Books

The Development and Availability of Accessible Books

The right to read, which is part of the right to education and the right to language and culture are important human rights. This is an interesting exploration of the accessibility on offer for disabled audiences within the publishing industry in the UK. Read the full...
Born Accessible: New Zealander’s With a Print Disability and Publishers Both Win

Born Accessible: New Zealander’s With a Print Disability and Publishers Both Win

Geraldine Lewis, Library Manager at Blind Low Vision NZ, says if publishers made their content ‘born accessible’ it would not only be a win for access, but it would open up a whole new market. Read the full article…
Hopes for Disability Employment Post Pandemic

Hopes for Disability Employment Post Pandemic

Disability advocates hope businesses will now be better placed to employ disabled people because of changes brought about by Covid-19. They say more flexibility with hours and working from home will help people with physical and mental challenges to be a part of the...
Interview with Management Magazine

Interview with Management Magazine

In an interview with Management magazine, Be. Institute Chair, John Allen, discusses what New Zealand’s future might look like post-COVID-19 and how we can support accessibility going forward. Listen to the interview or read the transcript...