One In Five Index
Paula Booth was a caregiver who thought she knew all about disability… until an accident led to her using a wheelchair herself. One in Five hears about her life as a young woman with a disability.
Karl Hitchcock has turned his experience of bipolar disorder into the play Manic to Madness with the help of actor and friend Nic Farra. Katy Gosset drops in on rehearsals and talks to Karl and Nic ahead of the play's debut in Christchurch.
Recently, scores of performers turned out to sing, dance and perform in a competition for children and young people with special needs put on by the Hamilton Competitions Society. Also this week, the new picture book My Friend’s a Superhero.
Katy Gosset is learning to talk with her hands - tackling this country's third official language.
Carol Stiles meets cyclist Phil Thorn, who is blind and deaf and has limited use of his legs
The Parafed Otago Panthers talk finger-flattening passes, high-speed spills and the bond they share, in One in Five
One in Five takes to the slopes as Katy Gosset visits Cardrona Alpine Resort's Adaptive Snowsports programme.
A conference for people with austism and Asperger's, their families and clinicians and professionals who work with autistic people. Also, the perceptions around the way 'Aspies' experience life.
The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind says it's been estimated that, of all published books, less than 5 percent are available to the blind, visually impaired and print disabled communities.
Helene Ritchie talks to Mike Gourley about her campaign for a Royal Commission into ways of supporting carers, particularly those looking after people with a degenerative illness.
Due to the earthquake in Wellington that struck just after 5.00pm on 21 July 2013, One In Five was not broadcast in its usual timeslot.
The World Federation of the Deaf encourages the local deaf community to exert more pressure on the government for equal access to services and information; and IHC Calf Scheme employees and volunteers meet up with their supporters at the National Agricultural Fieldays.
A dramatic take on being deaf within a hearing family.
Carol spends time with two BLENNZ staff members who believe music can enrich the lives of blind and low vision young people.
Disability Studies is an academic field has been gradually gathering support around the world. What does it mean for the education of our disabled students?
Alison Atwell believes signing is the key to communicating for many people in the hearing community.
Katy Gosset meets a blind woman who uses voice software to work as a volunteer counsellor for Lifeline.
Each week between 45 and 50 sailors take to the water on the Waitemata Harbour through the Sailability programme.
After being knocked off her bike Anne McKenzie was left with a brain injury; she talks with Katy Gosset about her journey and rehabilitation.
Dina Whatnell’s job is to improve the health outcomes for people with an intellectual disability. She works as the country’s only Clinical Nurse Specialist Lead Intellectual Disability and is based at Palmerston North hospital.
These days, you name it, the Internet has got it, but some people living with disabilities may only be enjoying a fraction of what's available.
Aucklander Anthony Towler has been on stage since his early teens and written and directed nine films. His first full-length play Defensibility challenges perceptions or misconceptions of disability.
As New Zealanders remember their countrymen who fell at Gallipoli and other battles, One in Five looks instead at what happens to those who are become injured or disabled in the line of duty.
Carol Stiles heads along to The Big Event, a showcase of products and services for people with disabilities and the biggest accessibility expo in the country.