COVID-19

COVID-19

We will be following NZ Government COVID-19 guidelines of health and safety around events. We encourage all attendees to:

  • Sign in daily using the NZ Covid Tracer app, or contract tracing register
  • Stay home if they are sick
  • Practice good hygiene protocols, including regular hand washing and sanitising

Should Government Alert Levels prevent us from holding the conference, an alternative date (approximately 8 weeks later) will be set.

Further COVID-19 protocols will be communicated with conference attendees closer to the event.


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Accessibility

Accessibility

When registering for the conference, attendees will be asked for their accessibility requirements. All requests for accommodation will be actively addressed, and where necessary attendees will be contacted for further information.

The venue has been confirmed to have basic accessibility features, and has accessible rooms available. Features include:

  • Wheelchair access to entrance/exit, lifts 
  • Accessible bathrooms 
  • Accessible parking available 
  • Accessibility ramps 
  • Guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome in all areas.

All videos played at the conference will be captioned and audio described, with transcripts available upon request.

Printed materials will be made available as digital versions on the website, and can be made available in accessible formats upon request.

If you have any questions about the accessibility of the conference, please email events@accessibilitytick.nz or call 09-242-0522.


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Accomodation and meals

Accomodation

The conference is hosted by Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel and accomodation with the hotel is offered to attendees of the conference.

Location: Lake End, Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Rotorua Airport in the heart of Rotorua township, and beside the beautiful Lake Rotorua.


Guest rooms

Single rooms include:

1 x king bed, coffee/tea making facilities, business desk, internet, television, private bathroom, free car-parking.

Twin share rooms include:

2 x queen beds, coffee/tea making facilities, business desk, internet, television, private bathroom, free car-parking.

Accessible rooms available on request.

Hotel room with one king size bed and a view of the city or lake from the window.
Single room
Hotel room with two queen size beds and a view of the city or lake from the window.
Twin share

An extra nights accomodation for the night before the conference (Wednesday 28th July) may be booked during registration for $165 plus GST (single) or $185 plus GST (twin share).

Additional nights accomodation after the conference should be booked directly through the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel.

If you have any questions or wish to talk with someone about this conference, please call 09-242-0511 or email events@accessibilitytick.nz.


Meals

Registrations that include full meal packages include buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at Atlas Restaurant, located on-site at the Novotel Hotel.

Selection of cereals and mueslis in bowls as part of the buffet breakfast selection on offer.
Woman serves herself breakfast from the buffet of the spacious restaurant.
Atlas restaurant

If you have any questions or wish to talk with someone about this conference, please call 09-242-0511 or email events@accessibilitytick.nz.


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Registrations

Registrations are now open!  

Attending the 2021 NZDEN Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference will give you unparalleled opportunities to connect with a powerful network of business leaders, diversity and human resources professionals, industry experts and influencers from the public, private and for-purpose sectors.

Gain insights into ways to build sustainable accessibility and disability inclusion outcomes in your organisation. Share and discover innovative solutions to apply in for your organisation and learn how to support the career development and foster a culture of true belonging for disabled people.

If you experience any accessibility challenges purchasing tickets or wish to talk with someone about this conference, please call 09-242-0511 or email events@accessibilitytick.nz.

Why you should attend   

  • A uniquely New Zealand event relating to disability employment and business in Aotearoa. The first of its kind!
  • Experience a broad range of workshops and presentations, including both local and international guest speakers participating in inspirational presentations and panels. 
  • Share insights and connect with a powerful network of business leaders, diversity practitioners, International speakers, industry experts and influencers. 
  • Learn tested and pioneering practices that facilitate employment, retention and inclusion of disabled people in the workforce.  
  • Take away practical, effective strategies you can apply in your organisation.

Ticket prices

NZDEN/Accessibility Tick members

For representatives from member organisations of the NZ Disability Employers’ Network (Accessibility Tick).

Cost includes:

  • Conference attendance
  • 1 nights accommodation at Novotel Lakeside Rotorua (single room)
  • Full meal package on Thursday (morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, buffet dinner)
  • Full meal package on Friday (buffet breakfast, morning tea, lunch)
  • Conference bag

$395 plus GST before 25th June /
then $474 plus GST


NZDEN/Accessibility Tick members – twin share (2 tickets)

For representatives from member organisations of the NZ Disability Employers’ Network (Accessibility Tick).

Cost for those willing to share accommodation with a colleague.

Includes:

  • Conference attendance for two people
  • 1 nights accommodation at Novotel Lakeside Rotorua for two (twin room)
  • Two full meal packages on Thursday (morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, buffet dinner)
  • Two full meal packages on Friday (buffet breakfast, morning tea, lunch)
  • Two conference bags

$630 plus GST before 25th June /
then $756 plus GST


NZDEN/Accessibility Tick members – without accomodation

For representatives from member organisations of the NZ Disability Employers’ Network (Accessibility Tick).

Cost includes:

  • Conference attendance
  • Day meals on Thursday (morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea)
  • Day meal on Friday (buffet breakfast, morning tea, lunch)
  • Conference bag

$215 plus GST before 25th June /
then $258 plus GST


Non-members

Non-NZDEN members

For people whose organisations are not a member of the NZ Disability Employers’ Network (Accessibility Tick).

Cost includes:

  • Conference attendance
  • 1 nights accommodation at Novotel Lakeside Rotorua (single room)
  • Full meal package on Thursday (morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, buffet dinner)
  • Full meal package on Friday (buffet breakfast, morning tea, lunch)
  • Conference bag

$700 plus GST before 25th June /
then $840 plus GST


Non-NZDEN members – twin share (2 tickets)

For representatives from member organisations of the NZ Disability Employers’ Network (Accessibility Tick).

Cost for those willing to share accommodation with a colleague.

Includes:

  • Conference attendance for two people
  • 1 nights accommodation at Novotel Lakeside Rotorua for two (twin room)
  • Two full meal packages on Thursday (morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, buffet dinner)
  • Two full meal packages on Friday (buffet breakfast, morning tea, lunch)
  • Two conference bags

$1240 plus GST before 25th June /
then $1488 plus GST


Non-NZDEN members – without accomodation

For representatives from member organisations of the NZ Disability Employers’ Network (Accessibility Tick).

Cost includes:

  • Conference attendance
  • Day meals on Thursday (morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea)
  • Day meal on Friday (buffet breakfast, morning tea, lunch)
  • Conference bag

$520 plus GST before 25th June /
then $624 plus GST


An extra nights accomodation for the night before the conference (Wednesday 28th July) may be booked during registration for $165 plus GST (single) or $185 plus GST (twin share).

Additional nights accomodation after the conference should be booked directly through the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel.

Ticketing and cancellation policy

Substitutions 

  • If, after booking, you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place. 
  • Tickets cannot be shared.

Cancellation policy 

  • Refunds are available 28 days before the event. No refunds under 28 days.
  • Covid-19 Interuptions – In the event of a Covid-19 level change that prevents us running the conference, an alternative date will be set approximately 8 weeks later. Further details will become available on our website.

How to register 

During the registration process, you’ll be asked to provide the following information: 

  • full name 
  • organisation name 
  • job title 
  • email address 
  • dietary and accessibility requirements 
  • mobile number 
  • credit card details.

If you experience any accessibility challenges purchasing tickets or wish to talk with someone about this conference, please call 09-242-0511 or email events@accessibilitytick.nz.

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Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference

NZ Disability Employers’ Network Conference 2021

Disability Inclusive Pathways

Event description

The inaugural New Zealand Employers’ Network ‘Disability Inclusive Pathways’ Conference offers an exceptional opportunity to connect with other organisations committed to improving disability career and inclusion outcomes. Hear from leading disability experts, experienced practitioners and people with lived experience, including inspiring international and local speakers.

Join our powerful network of business leaders, diversity and human resources professionals, industry experts and influencers from the public, private and for-purpose sectors. Announced speakers include –

More speakers will be announced in time.

Share and discover innovative solutions to apply across your organisation and learn how to support and foster a culture of true belonging for disabled people.

The ‘Disability Inclusive Pathways’ Conference will inspire, empower and deliver pioneering practices that advance organisational inclusion of disabled people.

Early-bird registrations are now open!


Programme

Programme details coming soon.


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NZ Disability Employers Network (NZDEN) Meeting – Friday 12th March 2021

Our March NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting will be held via
Zoom Video Conference on Friday 12th March from 10am – noon

Full agenda now available –

Our confirmed guest speakers are –

This will be our first NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting for 2021 and are looking forward to engaging with you all along with this great line up of speakers.

Zoom link will be shared with members over email. If you wish to attend but have not received the link, please email info@accessibilitytick.nz.

NZDEN November 2020 Agenda

We are looking forward to seeing you at our last NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting for 2020.

This event is for members of the Accessibility Tick/NZ Disability Employers’ Network or by invitation only.

Event Details

Date and Time

Monday 23rd November 10am – noon (with a light lunch afterwards)

Hosted by:

EMA logo

Employment and Manufacturers Association
Auckland Office
145 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland
(Google Maps)

Note: Video conference facilities available for those unable to join us in person.

Agenda

  • 10.00am – Welcome/Introductions/Formalities
    Vicky O’Neill (EMA) / Phil Turner (Accessibility Tick)
  • 10.10am – Guest Speaker – Tania Reed, Vulnerable Customer Programme Lead at Westpac
    Westpac’s Extra Care Programme – Tania will be sharing her experiences around amplifying disability inclusion practices across Westpac.
  • 10.30am – Guest Speaker – Dr Chandra Harrison, Managing Director at Access Advisors
    What is the value of ensuring that our online/digital platforms are inclusive of everyone? Why does it make sense?
  • 10.50am – Reflections on first session
  • 11.00am – Brief Break (grab a coffee/tea/water)
  • 11.05am – Welcome back
  • 11.10am – Guest Speakers – CCS Disability Action
    • Vivian Naylor, Barrier Free Advisor and Educator
      Hear about the work Vivian does to help organisations with their physical accessibility practices.
    • Sharleen Tongalea, Regional Disability Leadership Coordinator
      Sharleen will be sharing with us some experiences around getting people in to work.
  • 11.40am – General Business
    • New Accessibility Tick posters
    • International Day of People with Disabilities – 3rd December
      • Hidden diabilities through a digital lens webinar
      • Air New Zealand Disability Social Enterprise Christmas Market
      • PurpleLightUp
      • Changing Places Open Day
      • Paralympics Spirit of Gold Mufti Day
    • Review of programme to date (questionnaire / facilitated session) early 2021
  • Midday – Finish
    A light lunch and networking will happen for those attending at Auckland.

Registration

If you haven’t already registered, please remember to do so by using the below form.

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) 2020

Internation Day of People With Disabilities logo

3rd December 2020

International Day of People with Disabilities is a United Nations gazetted global event on December 3rd celebrating the achievements of people with a disability.

This year, during the annual celebration of people with disabilities, the 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ also focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

International Day of People with Disabilities website: www.idpwd.org

Web links to official resources

We are pleased to be supporting a number of events in recognition of this day and encourage you to support them in their various events.


AIr New Zealand logo

Air New Zealand Disability Social Enterprise Christmas Market

Air New Zealand’s employee network, The Enable Network invites you to join a Christmas Market in the courtyard of our Fanshawe Street office on Thursday, 3 December 2020.  This market is in recognition and support of International Day of People with Disabilities.

The market will involve a number of social enterprises that are run by or employee people with disabilities. The market will include businesses such as The Cookie ProjectDownlightsDrink My Coffee and many more.

What: Christmas Market
When: Thursday 3rd December 2020, 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Where: Air New Zealand hub building, 185 Fanshawe Street, Auckland


Logos of Access Advisors, Access Matters - The Access Alliance, Accessibility Tick - Committed to Accessibility and Tech for Good NZ.

‘Hidden disabilities through a digital lens’ – webinar

Free 90 minute “lunch and learn” webinar event presented in partnership by Access Advisors, Access Alliance, Accessibility Tick, and Tech for Good. We’re delighted and excited to bring you an incredible line-up of speakers sharing their experience with hidden disabilities.

What: Free 90 minute ‘lunch & learn’ webinar
When: Thursday 3rd December 2020, 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Get your free ticket at Humanitix
Download event flyer PDF


Purple Lightup logo with byline Powered by PurpleSpace

Purple Light Up – 24hr global broadcast

#PurpleLightUp is a global movement that celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million disabled employees around the world.

24-hour Global Broadcast, bringing together CEOs, senior champions, network / ERG leaders and disabled employees to connect, share their stories and feel the power of change via webinars, interviews, panel discussions and more. 

The Oceania region is kicking off this event from 11am to 2pm. After that follows 21 hours of international content as it works its way around the globe.

What: 24hr global online broadcast
When: Thursday 3rd December, 11am – 2pm (NZ time)
Continuing for 21 hrs after this with content from around the globe.

Register and find out more about the programme here.

Full programme and running order


Changing Places logo with byline Fully Accessible Public Bathrooms NZ

Changing Places Open Day

Changing Places are accessible public toilets that meet the needs of those unable to self-transfer without assistance. Changing Places NZ are pleased to invite you for a tour of their facility at Westfield Newmarket.

What: Changing Places Open Day
When: Thursday 3rd December 2020, 11am – 2.00pm
Where: Westfield Newmarket, Level 3, near the carpark.

Phone 021 141 9005 or email info@changingplaces.org.nz for more information.

Up to 2-hours free parking available with the Westfield Plus app.

Westfield logo

Paralympics Spirit of Gold

Paralympics Spirit of Gold Mufti Day

Parlalympics New Zealand will be staging a nationwide Spirit of Gold® Mufti Day, asking people to wear GOLD to work and donate to them. We’d love for you to take part on this official day, but you can run a Mufti Day at any point in your calendar.

Why not consider having a mufti day at work (or school) and taking a gold coin donation for them.

More information and a toolkit are available on their website.
Spirit of Gold Mufti Day

Thanks to the great team at Adecco for pointing this one out to us.

NZ Disability Employers Network (NZDEN) Meeting – 23rd November 2020

We are pleased to announce that we can now meet in person again. Our next NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting will be held at the
EMA Auckland Office (Google Maps) and Zoom Video Conference on
Monday 23rd November 10am – noon (with a light lunch afterwards)

Agenda will be shared with attendees ahead of the meeting.

Our confirmed guest speakers are –

  • Tania Reed,
    Vulnerable Customer Programme Lead
    at Westpac New Zealand.
    Sharing some of Westpac’s journey creating their Extra Care Programme. Looking to amplify their disability inclusion practices across all their customer offerings.
  • Dr Chandra Harrison,
    Managing Director
    at Access Advisors

    What is the value of ensuring that our online/digital platforms are inclusive of everyone? Why does it make sense?
  • Vivian Naylor
    Barrier Free Advisor & Educator
    at CCS Disability Action

    Vivian is a highly respected expert in built environment accessibility, working across many major projects in New Zealand. A wealth of knowledge who is always ready to share it with our network.
  • Sharleen Tongalea
    Regional Disability Leadership Coordinator
    at CCS Disability Action

    Talking about the challenges he faces getting people with a disability in to work.

This will be our final NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting for 2020.

Registration details and a Zoom link (for those wanting to join remotely) will be shared with members over email. If you wish to attend but have not received the link, please email info@accessibilitytick.nz.