2022 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference

Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference

When: Thursday 11th and Friday 12th August 2022
Venue: Novotel Rotorua – Lake End, Tutanekai Street, Rotorua

Building on the success of our innaugural conference last year, we are working hard on our conference for 2022. For more information, see the Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference website.

Register your interest: To register your interest, please e-mail events@accessibilitytick.nz and we will let you know information as it becomes available.

Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference 2021 – Photo Gallery

NZDEN 2022 Meeting #2 – Monday 23 May


The second NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting for this year will be on Monday 23rd May, from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Delivered over Zoom Video Conferencing.

We look forward to seeing those who are able to attend and enjoy some face-to-face networking with other members.

Our guest speakers for the May NZDEN meeting are:

  • Sarah Mitchell – Head of Employment and Youth Transition, Blind Low Vision NZ
    Achieving positive work outcomes for Blind and Low Vision youth.
  • Maria Stevens – Accessible Formats Manager, Blind Low Vision NZ
    Maria will join Phil for a chat about how we can make our communications more accessible.

We look forward to engaging with you all along with this great lineup of speakers.



An email confirmation and Zoom link will be shared with members via email upon registration. If you do not receive the email within 5 minutes, please check your junk mail/spam. If you have difficulties registering, please email info@accessibilitytick.nz.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Double Header

Friday 3rd December 2021

Join us for this special double-header virtual event Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities, hosted by KPMG followed by the final NZDEN meeting for 2021

Celebrating International of Persons with Disabilities – Hosted by KPMG

Join us to hear –

Insights from Digital Accessibility Research our network participated in, featuring:

  • Patrick Kouwenhoven, Country Manager for Infosys

Disability System Transformation / Accessibility Legislation Discussion Panel featuring:

  • Paula Tesoriero MNZM, Disability Rights Commissioner
  • Anne Hawker ONZM, from the Ministry of Social Development, and lead on the all-of-government Enable Me Network

What: Celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities
Date: Friday 3rd December 2021
Time: 1
2:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Online video conference (via Microsoft Teams)

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities hosted by KPMG 
Friday 3rd December 2021, 12-1pm.
Followed by the final NZDEN meeting for 2021, 1-2.30pm
For more information: www.accessibilitytick.nz/events

Video conferencing link will be shared via email with those who register.


Time Items
12:00pm KPMG update and Accessibility Tick update
12:10pm Infosys Digital Accessibility Report launch
12:20pm Panel: Disability System Transformation and Accessibility Legislation
  • Anne Hawker, ONZM Principal Disability Advisor
  • Paula Tesoriero, MNZM, Disability Rights Commissioner
  • Selwyn Cook, Disability Empowerment, NZ Local Hero of the Year 2016
12:45pm Panelists Q&A
12:55pm Close and thank you
1:00pm Finish

NZ Disability Employers’ Network (NZDEN) Meeting –
Friday 3rd December 2021

Our final NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting for the year

Immediately following the above event, we will be holding the final NZDEN meeting for the year, via Zoom Video Conference from 1:15 – 2:30pm.

We welcome Dan Buckingham, CEO Attitude Pictures as guest speaker to talk about the value of disability stories.

We will also be recapping the key messages from our many speakers throughout the year.

Video conferencing links will be shared via email with those who register.

If you wish to attend but have not received the link, please email info@accessibilitytick.nz.


1:15pmWelcome / Introductions
1:30pmInterview with Dan Buckingham, CEO Attitude Pictures
Interviewer: Phil Turner
2.00pmYear in Review
A look at the year that has been, with recaps about the key messages from each of guests.
2.30pmMeeting Closed