Archive: 2018

'It's a game-changer' - special controller changes lives of disabled online gamers. One News, 31 Oct

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A disabled Kiwi online gaming enthusiast says a new controller with bigger buttons and options for increased accessibility has changed the lives of disabled people.

Vector first employer awarded with new Accessibility Tick. SCOOP, 31 October.

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The Accessibility Tick is a new programme helping employers be part of the solution in creating a more accessible and inclusive New Zealand for people with disabilities.

Gearing up for Disability Pride Week 2018. SCOOP, 5 November.

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Disabled people across New Zealand are preparing to celebrate Disability Pride Week from 26 November to 3 December – the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Big Read: Raising the youth justice age. NZ Herald, 4 November.

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"It is now apparent that brain pathways develop in such a way that adolescents undertake more risk-taking behaviour than older or fully mature individuals.

New workforce a game-changer for kids with learning needs. SCOOP, 4 November

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The Coalition Government will fund a new workforce of educational professionals who will work in schools to ensure children with diverse learning needs get the support they need to learn,...

Auckland taxi drivers stopped from transporting disabled passengers. Stuff, 23 September.

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Drivers from a large Auckland taxi firm have failed to meet the criteria required to transport passengers with disabilities under a nationwide mobility scheme.

APNZL opens five new homes in Auckland for people in need. SCOOP, 21 September.

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Accessible Properties (APNZL) is proud to open five new homes in Moire Road, West Auckland, providing warm, dry, accessibility friendly homes for individuals and families in housing need.

All kids to be screened for dyslexia, giftedness and other learning needs. NZ Herald, 21 September.

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The draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan, released by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin, proposes "a central data collection process" for all children with learning needs - about one...

Stole from disabled sister for three years. Otago Daily Times, 21 September.

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A Central Otago woman who swindled more than $100,000 from her intellectually impaired sister had three years of lies laid bare in court.

New legal bid in disability funding battle. Stuff, 18 September.

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Solo parent Diane Moody never wanted to be referred to as her son Shane Chamberlain's employee.