Equal opportunities to participate (Auckland workshop)

The following was recorded at the Auckland workshop at a table discussing equal opportunities to participate with a focus on Voting and Parliamentary Submissions:

- need fully accessible processes for parliamentary submissions

- incl. raising awareness of opportunities and process of participating itself

First step:

- partner with experts e.g. Blind Foundation, Be Accessible etc.

- partner with groups / networks of those with accessible needs - to access networks - to upskill govt.

- standards: ongoing development of channels and content formats to meet accessibility standards 

Why the contribution is important

Everyone can easily participate in a ways that suits them

by engage2_Facilitator on August 18, 2016 at 08:37PM

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  • Posted by carolh August 24, 2016 at 09:42

    I mentioned this in another comment but the International Association of Public Participation's core values includes ensuring that people can participate http://www.iap2.org/?page=A4 - the Ministry of Health recently released good guidelines on how to engage with people with disabilities which should be adopted by all government agencies
  • Posted by Kay August 25, 2016 at 00:38

    Local government needs help with this as too many staff don't understand accessibility including readability standards for information and services.
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