As a proud member of the Access Alliance, we wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity for Wellingtonians to show your support for an accessibility law at the heart of a more inclusive Aotearoa. Here’s a message from Access Matters community organiser Áine.
We invite you, your whānau and friends to join us as we gather at Parliament on 4 September to present our Minister for Disability Issues with a giant-sized version of a booklet full of stories from the disability community. These are stories about access barriers which an Accessibility Act could help to remove. We are calling on Minister Sepuloni to listen to our stories and to prioritise accessibility legislation within this Parliamentary term.
When: Tuesday 4 September, arrive at 11am - finished by 12pm
Where: Outdoors on Parliament Lawn, by the Seddon Statue - enter from Molesworth St
The event will be NZSL-interpreted and the spot where we are gathering is wheelchair-accessible. Please email Aine if you will be driving and need a Mobility carpark as Parliament Security have advised that these are limited.
Even if you can’t be there on the day, please click here to add your name to the booklet to support prioritising accessibility legislation. The same form will also ask you to RSVP if you can make it. The presentation will be streamed live on the Access Matters Facebook page from 11:30.
Please email questions and access requirements to [email protected]
Thanks for your support!