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The fine art of feedback

Tim George is a Communications Coordinator intern in the CCS Disability Action Auckland branch. It can be hard to question someone in authority, especially when you feel like they are not treating you fairly. As CCS Disability Action Local Advisory Committee Chair Allyson Hamblett points out, it is important to stand up for yourself when ...

The Evidence Based Approach to a Fairer Society

Roger Loveless reflects on the Measuring Accessible Journeys project, MAJ, as he retires from his role as Access Coordinator. When I initially floated the idea that the disability sector, including CCS Disability Action, needed to work within society’s accepted infrastructure asset management systems and apply them to improving access, it was met with considerable scepticism. ...

Disabled people need to be included in decisions about accessibility

David Matthews returns to talk about the lack of consultation with accessibility experts on the proposed earthquake strengthening changes. David also talked about this in the NZ Herald and we did a detailed submission. As a little aside, ever wondered why “government” sometimes has a capital letter. The Government with a capital G refers to the government of the day ...

Waipa leads the way

Gerri Pomeroy returns to talk about a very exciting report her, Roger and Taylored Accessibility Solutions have done for the Waipa District Council. This report has the potential to make the Waipa District a better place to live for everyone. We need more councils to follow Waipa’s lead. It can be difficult convincing transport planners and politicians to adequately consider how people with ...

The need for data

Roger Loveless works as an Access Co-ordinator for CCS Disability Action. In this blog post, Roger talks about the need for accurate data on the transport needs of disabled people. I and my co-worker, Gerri Pomeroy, have a good relationship with our local councils in Hamilton. We have spent a large amount of time convincing ...

“It’s a zimmer frame” mobility aids and community reaction

LAC Chair, Allyson Hamblett, talks about her experiences using a mobility aid and the reaction from the community to it. LACs are advisory committees that help provide governance for our regions. We live in a society where people have different abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes people need equipment to help them get around the community. While, this ...

Tough talk on mobility parking

Sara Georgeson talks about the importance of mobility parking. CCS Disability Action issued over 26,000 mobility parking permits in the last year, a significant chunk of our total population. Given the numbers it’s not surprising that abuse of mobility parking is an issue that attracts heated public debate. Regular surveys of local papers across New ...

Changes could threaten the accessbility of transport

Gerri Pomeroy returns to talk about Government changes that may limit the ability of disabled people and others to have a say on transport. Gerri also talks about what you can do about it. If you missed her previous post on transport you can find it here. It provides good background for today’s blog. The Government ...

How easy is our public transport to use?

Hello and welcome to our second blog post, my name is Gerri and I work as an Access Co-ordinator for CCS Disability Action. I have a special interest in making sure everyone can access our transport system, particularly disabled people who don’t have independent access to a car. I use a wheelchair for mobility myself ...