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Archive for the ‘Accessibility’ Category

Disabled people count

Gerri and Roger have been busy working on a new project. A project that is sure to shake up how we count and respond to people with access needs. You may remember Roger talking about the need for more data. Well, we decided to give the government a hand, by showing them how to do ...

Accessible and affordable housing

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari returns to talk about the importance of accessible and affordable housing and the cost of exclusion. In recent years, the price of housing has become a real source of concern. For most of the 90’s and 00’s house prices increased faster than inflation. As a result housing ownership is declining ...

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 ...

Auckland Disability Law

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari returns to discuss the proposed closure of Auckland Disability Law. Jonathan lives in Auckland so this is an issue close to his heart. Auckland Disability Law provides free community legal services in the Auckland region. It is the country’s only specialist law centre for disabled people, providing access to legal ...

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 ...