Supporting employers on their strategic journey to becoming more accessible and inclusive employers

What is the Accessibility Tick Programme?

Accessibility Tick logoThe Accessibility Tick

The Accessibility Tick programme is the flagship programme of the NZ Disability Employers' Network (NZDEN). It is a member programme designed to help organisations with their strategic journeys to becoming more disability inclusive employers and accessible for disabled and neurodivergent people.

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, and deliver their services to all customers.

When an organisation is awarded with the Accessibility Tick it gives public recognition of an organisation’s ongoing commitment to becoming an accessible and inclusive organisation for disabled employees and customers.

Our Objectives

Designed in consultation with a broad range of New Zealand employers and disability sector experts, the programme's main objectives are:

  • To help organisations be actively inclusive of disabled and neurodivergent people as employees and customers.
  • To support employers to recruit disabled and neurodivergent people into roles that are successful for both employer and employee.

We recognise that New Zealand organisations have a variety of accessibility issues and many disability support organisations to liaise with to resolve them. We help to simplify that process and to get better outcomes.

In delivering the Accessibility Tick Programme, 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.

Uniquely Aotearoa

The programme was co-designed with New Zealand employers and New Zealand disability experts to create something that delivers results in a uniquely kiwi way.

Designed for you and 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.

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Join the Accessibility Tick Programme

Take the first step towards joining a community committed to fostering inclusivity and accessibility in the workplace.

Fill in the form below to express your interest in joining the Accessibility Tick Programme and accessing the valuable resources and support that the New Zealand Disability Employers Network (NZDEN) offers.

Membership to the NZ Disability Employers Network is included in the programme, offering a range of benefits designed to support your organisation's journey towards becoming more disability and neurodiversity-inclusive.

Application to join the Accessibility Tick programme
Please share with us more about your organisations interest in joining the Accessibility Tick programme/NZ Disability Employers Network.

New Zealand Disability Employers' Network

The New Zealand Disability Employers’ Network is a collective of NZ employers committed to improving disability inclusion and accessibility practices in their own organisations and across Aotearoa.

The network is recognised by the UN's International Labour Organisation's Global Business and Disability Network as a key New Zealand body representing businesses in their accessibility journey.