Access Advisors is an initiative led by Blind and Low Vision NZ (formerly Blind Foundation). We recognise that employers have a variety of accessibility issues and many organisations to liaise with to resolve them. We exist to simplify that process and to get better outcomes for employers.
Our goal is to make accessible workplaces easy to achieve so that disabled people can enjoy the same employment opportunities as everyone else. We partner with employers to co-create accessible workplaces based around each employer’s needs.
We partner with disability support organisations to make it easier for them to support their clients in the workplace by creating a framework for interaction with each employer.
Another initiative, the Accessibility Tick Programme helps New Zealand organisations become more accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities.
Organisations that join the Accessibility Tick Programme are provided the tools and expertise they need to successfully employ people with disabilities, enriching the diversity of their organisations and accessing the full labour force.