The Accessibility Tick Programme - Commited to Accessibility
The Accessibility Tick Programme is helping New Zealand organisations become more accessible and inclusive of disabled and neurodiverse people.
We're a pan-disability social enterprise with a vision for bridging the accessibility and disability employment gaps.
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
- Deliver their services to all customers.
Lead programme of the NZDEN
The Accessibility Tick is the flagship programme of the New Zealand Disability Employers' Network.
1 in 4 New Zealanders identify as having a disability. If organisations are not inclusive and accessible, they could be missing out on a quarter of the market.
An inclusive workplace is not only physically and technologically accessible, but also breaks down social barriers and changes attitudes. For many job seekers with disabilities, discrimination and lack of support stop them from finding and keeping a job.
The benefits of an inclusive workplace extend beyond supporting employees with disabilities. An inclusive workplace:
- Increases productivity
- Enables a larger pool of talented people to apply for, maintain, and advance through employment
- Leads to an expanded customer base.
The programme was co-designed with employers and disability experts from across Aotearoa to create a programme that delivers results in a uniquely kiwi way.
Designed for you, with you
We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach. All of our services are bespoke. We co-design this with you so that it meets the needs of your organisation.
Helping you find and retain talent
We share with our disability sector partners the job types and skills that our members need so that our partners can prepare their clients. We connect member employers with our partners who provide them with candidates and placement support.
I would highly recommend NZDEN to support your organisation to move forward in your Accessibility & Inclusion Journey. With a variety of services available including training courses, you can tap into the great wealth of knowledge the team at NZDEN have to offer.
It’s also great to work with likeminded individuals; business who are passionate about making positive changes in the D&I space.
Candidate Engagement Manager
As Foundation Members of the Accessibility Tick programme, the guidance support and leadership from Phil and the team has been instrumental in how we plan, support, implement our journey to accessibility and disability inclusion within our workplace and community.
Chief People Officer | Pou Here Tangata
Hind Management / Sudima Hotels
My experience in working with Phil and the team at NZDEN has been seamless and incredibly beneficial in progressing our Accessibility objectives in Chorus.
Accessibility is a key feature in our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our first step was to work with Phil and the team to receive accreditation of the Accessibility Tick.
This meant we were able to develop an action plan in collaboration with internal stakeholders and connect with subject matter experts to help us on our journey for a more accessible workplace.
NZDEN are with us every step of the way and regularly connect to provide ongoing guidance, advice and tools to support Chorus create realistic, achievable change.
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Chorus NZ Ltd
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