Removing barriers for disabled people

The release of the Annual Report on implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy highlights several significant achievements and gains for the disability community in 2014. Each achievement in the report represents a gain in removing barriers for disabled people and ensuring they have good lives like all New Zealanders.

The achievements include:

  • expansion of the Enabling Good Lives approach, which gives disabled people and their families more choice and control over the support they receive
  • new funding for New Zealand Sign Language, one of New Zealand’s official languages and an important part of deaf people’s identity
  • approval of the Disability Action Plan 2014 – 2018
  • ensuring the issues that matter to disabled people are reflected in the delivery of disability policy and disability services
  • a review into the accessibility of public buildings for disabled people
  • examination on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Read the Annual Report on implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy.

Read the Disability Action Plan 2014 – 2018.

Summarised from Beehive.govt.nz news.

Published in health.

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