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Collage of images with Minister Sepuloni in Bowen HouseACCESS MATTERS ADVOCACY: The Access Matters campaign, led by a group of 12 disability organisations called the Access Alliance, have been calling for accessibility legislation to help remove unnecessary barriers for disabled people. Juliana Carvalho blogs about presenting a booklet telling the stories of people who face daily barriers to Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Disability Issues.




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Sean Fahey
Remembering Shaun Fahey, 1964–2018: “Actor and artist Shaun Fahey was a confident and engaging man who said little of his life's achievements. Those achievements were particularly hard won, of great import to his community, and had far-reaching impact. And yet, a modest man, he would never brag about them or take advantage.” Read Shaun’s life story

wheelchair user and companion
Call for companion card scheme in NZ: "Every country should have a companion card system," says an Australian visitor whose son is disabled. Richard Benge, Arts Access Aotearoa, joins the discussion on NewstalkZB

Bravo, RNZ's Upbeat: Top marks to RNZ's Upbeat programme for this interview with Deaf filmmaker Jared Flitcroft who talks about his short film Tama, using New Zealand Sign Language. Watch the interview and then read more about Tama 

Relaxed music: This video about relaxed workshops and performances has audio description and is captioned.  Read more about the video

Access For All: This video about the importance of access to the arts has audio description and is captioned. Read more about the video 

Arts For All signed: This  New Zealand Sign Language video lets Deaf people know about some of the ways artists, performing arts companies, festivals, museums, galleries and venues can make the arts more accessible to Deaf people.


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