Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA):
The DPA is the collective voice of people with disability in New Zealand based on principles of human rights and equal value of life.
To view DPA's website please follow this link »
Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB):
The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind is New Zealand's main provider of sight loss-related services to blind and partially sighted people.
To view RNZFB's website please follow this link »
Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand Inc (ABC NZ):
The Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand ensures that blind and vision-impaired citizens, speak for themselves with Government, service providers, and the community in general. They do this through communication, advocacy, and peer support.
To view ABC NZ's website please follow this link »
National Foundation for the Deaf (NFD):
The National Foundation for the Deaf works with their member groups to support New Zealander's with hearing loss, encourage hearing preservation and promote good sound.
To view NFD's website please follow this link »
Deaf Aotearoa focuses on promoting Awareness of, Access to, and Advancement of New Zealand Sign Language - to help strengthen the rights of Deaf people and give them the
confidence to be an active part of society.
To view Deaf Aotearoa's website please follow this link »
Department of Building and Housing (DBH):
Their vision is for a building and housing market that delivers good quality homes and buildings for New Zealanders that contribute to strong communities and a prosperous economy.
To view DBH's website please follow this link »
New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA):
The New Zealand Institute of Architects is a professional body representing more that 90% of all registered architects in New Zealand. In addition to supporting their members with a range of services, they are committed to promoting and celebrating outstanding architecture in New Zealand, and to creating greater awareness of the values and benefits that architecture brings to our built environments today and for generations to come.
To view NZIA's website please follow this link »
Architectural Designers New Zealand Inc. (ADNZ):
Architectural Designers New Zealand Inc. is the national professional body representing architectural designers. ADNZ members are specialists in building design and construction, undertaking residential and commercial projects at all stages of the construction process, from initial design conception to final certification.
To view ADNZ's website please follow this link »
CCS Disability Action:
CCS Disability Action is an organisation that supports people of all ages, and across the diverse cultures and disabilities in Aotearoa/New Zealand society. We have a role in removing the many barriers that disable people.
To view CCS Disability Action's website please follow this link »
The Lifemark is the seal of approval awarded to a home which is designed to be used, or adapted for us, by people of all ages and abilities - and which has passed an independent review process. A Lifemark approved house is accessible, adaptable and inclusive and is designed for life and living. That means you, your family and your friends have the freedom to move and feel rights at home.
To view Lifemarks's website please follow this link »
The Office for Disability Issues:
The Office for Disability Issues is the focal point within government on disability issues. They promote and monitor implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy and the UN convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
They also lead cross-sector policy development, report to the Minister for Disability Issues, and support the Ministerial Committee on Disability Issues.
To view the Office for Disability Issues website please follow this link »
Human Rights Commission:
The Human Rights Commission works for a fair, safe and just society, where diversity is valued and human rights are respected.
To view the Human Rights Commission's website please follow this link »
AA Tourism, a subsidiary of NZAA & AAA Tourism Pty Ltd, is a company that loves New Zealand. AA Tourism are all about discovery and that amazing feeling you get when you've just seen or done something or visited someplace for the first time. They're here to ensure Kiwis and international visitors alike are able to easily explore the depths of our unique and enthralling land. Gathering, sharing and producing comprehensive travel information for both domestic and inbound travellers alike is at the heart of what they do - and it drives us to lead in our industry while bringing about change in the same instance.
Barrier Free Trust currently has a partnership with AA Tourism.
To view AA Tourism's website please follow this link »
Information about the Mobility Parking scheme which was previously shown on the CCS Disability Action website, but now has its own website making it clearer and easier to access.
Be. Accessible is a social change initiative and a holistic framework for accessibility with a mission to create a truly accessible country for us all.