NZDEN 2022 Meeting #3 – Wednesday 28 September

About

The third NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting for this year will be hosted at Westpac NZ offices in Takutai Square, Auckland on Monday 28th September, from 3:00 pm – 4:40 pm (moved due to the Queen’s Memorial public holiday). Followed the meeting will be drinks and networking from 4:40pm – 6:00 pm.

The meeting will also be delivered over Video Conferencing.

Our guest speakers for the September NZDEN meeting are:

  • Sharon Carroll – Disability & Inclusion Partner, Australia Post
    Shannon was a very well received presenter at our 2022 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference. We are pleased to have her join us again for more in-depth discussions around Australia Posts’ journey to becoming one of Australia’s leading disability confident and inclusive organisations.
  • Julius Serrano – Digital Accessibility Consultant, Access Advisors
    Julius started his journey in accessible technology in 2000 when he discovered the wonder of screen reading software. Now, he is a consultant and trainer helping make the Internet a more accessible and inclusive place.
    Julius has conducted accessibility training and workshops in New Zealand and several countries in Asia and has trained hundreds of people on web accessibility and assistive technology. Attendees are treated to a combination of education, inspiration, and his unique sense of humour. 
    As an accessibility consultant, Julius has performed testing and audits for Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Electoral Commission, Department of Conservation, NZ Transport Agency, Christchurch City Council and many others. He enables his clients to experience the joy and fulfilment of knowing that their content can be accessed by all regardless of ability. Julius feels blessed to help improve online accessibility – being a person who is totally blind himself.
    Julius will join us and present to us on digital accessibility – in particular, demonstrate the use of screen-reader technology.

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

Agenda

Registration

An email confirmation and MS Teams 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.

NZDEN 2022 Meeting #1 – Monday 14 March

About

Our first NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting for this year will be held via
Zoom Video Conference on Monday 14th March from 1pm – 3pm

Our guest speakers are:-

  • Linda Holmes – Community and Corporate Partnerships Manager at National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Linda has been working with organisations to become more hearing aware and be inclusive of Deaf and hard of hearing employees.  She will be speaking about Deaf and HoH in the workplace and how your organisation can start their journey to become a Hearing Accredited Workplace.
  • Anja Hajdarevic – Disabled Persons Assembly NZ (DPA)
    Anja will share a little about the DPA’s employment initiative, Mahi Tika to help us gain an insight into the work they are undertaking to increase opportunities for some of the most marginalised disabled people.

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

A 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.

Agenda

Registration

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 she 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.