One In Five Index
The experience of disability within Christchurch's Pacific Island community.
The Reels on Wheels Trust has a very simple mission – to take people in wheelchairs fishing.
Otago University's inaugural course in Disability Studies.
A new model for community living in Tauranga for disabled people who used to live in resthomes.
Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, one of the world's top wheelchair stuntmen.
South Africa-based occupational therapist Frank Kronenberg has founded Occupational Therapists without Borders in the hope the profession will become more socially responsive to the needs of communities around the world.
Katy Gosset visits The Champion Centre, a specialist, one stop shop for children who have developmental delays.
Earlier this year Changing Times, Changing Places was published – a collective history of mental health services in the Midland district.
One In Five marks the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. In Christchurch, the date was also used to highlight the importance of making the rebuilt city an accessible one, that meets the needs of all its inhabitants.
A three day disability arts festival held recently at Corban’s Estate in Auckland
Katy Gosset visits the McKenzie Residential School in Christchurch, a specialist facility for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Carol Stiles talks to the people behind the report and hears their recommendations for ensuring the equal treatment of disabled people in New Zealand.
Engineering students get a first-hand glimpse of how their design can impact on the disabled community.
Claire Freeman was injured in a car accident over a decade ago and says the experience has driven her to explore how such injuries can affect both the closeness between couples and other family relationships.
Connie Laurin-Bowie, executive director of Inclusion International Canada visits Wellington as a guest speaker at the first ever New Zealand Symposium on the Human Rights for people with intellectual disability, hosted by IHC.
Many hundreds of people contracted polio in New Zealand in the first half of last century – most of them recovered well. But now, as polio survivors age, they’re experiencing new physical challenges linked to the disease.
Mike Gourley recalls a poetic event where, in the interests of recovery and rehabilitation.
BLENNZ principal Jane Wells tells us about the organisation and takes Carol Stiles on a tour of the state-of-the-art facility.
A Christchurch performance group that offers people with a disability a creative voice.
An advocacy and support group and seeks to make life better for the parents of children with autism and for the children themselves; and a talent agency devoted to getting people with disabilities on screen.
The National Riding for the Disabled Association is celebrating an anniversary and, with it, the benefits its brought to many New Zealanders with a range of disabilities.
A project archiving the evolution of New Zealand Sign Language.
Mike Gourley investigates the future for law centres.
Carol Stiles takes a look around Hamilton’s artificial limb centre