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Caption Legislation needed to put Aotearoa in step with other OECD Nations

Hope Cotton is a member of The Hive, a group of young people helping to shape policy. She's a proud member of the Deaf community and relies on captions for information access. Here she speaks about the changes needed for her to better experience the world around her.

Hope Cotton
Hope Cotton
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Alice Mander on Disability and Feminism

This long form piece - edited by Umi Asaka and Roberta Francis Watene and written by Alice Mander considers disability and feminism

Alice Mander
Alice Mander
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Latifa Daud on the Complexity of Privilege

2020 has taught us all about privilege in more ways than one. From having a safe place to quarantine in, to being able to sleep in your bed without being shot by the police. The reality that these rights are not afforded to everyone has slapped us all in the face.

Latifa Daud
Latifa Daud
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Accessibility: a makeshift kind of love

There's nothing like getting a message that says, We’re getting married! Only looking at accessible venues. (red love heart emoji).

Henrietta Bollinger
Henrietta Bollinger
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Riding in cars with activists

Independence is getting people to drive my van.

Henrietta Bollinger
Henrietta Bollinger
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The Podcast Breaking New Media Ground For Disabled People

Olivia Shivas and Rebecca Dubber are asking the tough questions.

Olivia Shivas
Olivia Shivas
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An employer refused to hire me because of my nasal feeding tube. Now, I’m hopeful for the accessible future of work

Since becoming chronically ill Lauren has fought to be understood. In this piece, she speaks about her experiences in the workplace and desires to take control of the decisions which impact her future.

Lauren Dewhirst
Lauren Dewhirst
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Staying the Course: thoughts on changemaking in an online age

Latifa asks the question, how do we make sure that we stay the course and see change happen?

Latifa Daud
Latifa Daud