New Zealand Disability Action Plan

15 Nov

ACC are seeking feedback on support for disabled people and the value that assistive technologies offer people with a disability.


Assistive technologies are products and related services that help people to take part in everyday activities. They can be specifically designed for people with cognitive, sensory, physical and / or psychosocial impairment or everyday technology that have been modified. Examples range from hearing aids, to smartphone apps that assist with communication, to power wheelchairs.


The research, being conducted on behalf of the Disabled People’s Organisations, ACC, and other government agencies, examines how assistive technology makes a difference to the lives of disabled people; which technologies are being used, and what disabled people think of current government funding.


People can participate by completing the survey on-line, over the phone or by postal hard copy which includes an Easy Read version. Please circulate the information through your networks. Most importantly, we encourage you to participate and to provide your feedback by taking part in the survey.


If you would prefer to do the survey over the phone or by postal hard copy (including an Easy Read version) please contact: Andrew Whitsed on 0800 825 5867 or email at andrew@umr.co.nz


The results of the study will contribute to strengthening and updating the Disability Action Plan 2014-2018.


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