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The science of inclusion

CCS Disability Action wants everyone to feel included and valued in society. This position is based on our values and philosophy. It is also a position that is increasingly being backed by evidence. Most of us have experienced rejection and exclusion at some point in our lives. We know how bad it feels to be ...

2014 Election Green Party’s response

We have asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Green Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. Question: What action will you take to address these barriers and lower unemployment amongst disabled people, especially for Maori and Pasifika as well as disabled women? The Green Party ...

2014 Election Māori Party’s response

We have asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Māori Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. The Māori Party is committed to initiatives that increase self-determination in the disabled community. Our 2011 Manifesto details the areas the Māori  Party would like to progress including: establishing a national Māori  advocacy ...

2014 Election Mana Party’s response

We have asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Mana Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. What action will you take to address these barriers and lower unemployment amongst disabled people, especially for Māori and Pasifika as well as disabled women? MANA has a number ...

Assumptions

5/6/14 · Posted in Accessibility, valuing people

We are all guilt of making assumptions about people. Sometimes assumptions are mostly harmless, other times they can cause serious problems. People often make negative assumptions about people they perceive as different. Have you ever made assumptions about a person because they have an impairment or come from a different ethnicity, religion or income group? ...

Walking the line

There are lots of different organisations and individuals trying to influence government. To stand out from the clutter, you have to make strong forceful arguments. This can be risky in disability advocacy; however, you can easily end up painting a bleak picture with disabled people as passive victims, especially when advocating on vulnerability issues. We ...

If you tolerate this….

In previous research, disabled people have said that the biggest barrier to finding a job is not getting an interview. People thought this was due to them saying they had an impairment. Clint talked about this in his blog. A person in the research said: “Only interviews I have had are the ones where I ...

A Whole New Attitude

Aucklander Ezekiel Robson juggles a number of roles and responsibilities. He’s the Auckland Coordinator for Disabled Persons Assembly, a Be. Leadership Graduate, Auckland Programme Manager for the Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust, Chairperson of Counties Manukau DHB’s Disability Advisory Group and much, much more! He explains why he’s put his name into the hat for the ...

The need to vote

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari talks about the importance of voting in local elections. There are many cynical views about democracy. Essentially democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally – either directly or through elected representatives – in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. Sometimes, even when ...