One In Five Index
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
Melrose Kiwi Concept Chairs began life in a garage with a staff of four. Now the company's celebrating 20 years in business, supplying a host of international clients, including many of the world's top wheelchair athletes.
More and more disabled people are beginning to call the shots when it comes to the supports and services they need.
Katy Gosset examines the language of disability and how it's changed over time.
There’s a lot of smashing and crashing on One in Five this week as the mysteries of wheelchair rugby are explained
Katy Gosset visits Kilmarnock Enterprises which has been providing employment for people with disabilities for more than 50 years
One in Five catches up with Paralympic rower Danny McBride after a training session on Lake Karapiro and takes a look at the very complicated science of classifying athletes with disabilities.
Katy Gosset reports from a Emergency Preparedness Symposium for People with Disabilities in Christchurch
An early childhood centre for children with special needs.