Disabilities

Need for disability adviser pointed out

Need for disability adviser pointed out

With 17% of New Zealand's population having a disability according to the 2006 census, Anna Jameson, of CCS Disability Action, is asking that the Queenstown Lakes District Council have an adviser to advocate for the rights of that group.

Disability devices to touch and play on

Disability devices to touch and  play on

Inventions to make life easier for people with disabilities were the focus of the ''Show Your Ability'' disability equipment expo in the Edgar Centre yesterday. The national show of disability equipment followed expos in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Christchurch.

Video: 'Amazing Race' highlights access issues for disabled

Video: 'Amazing Race' highlights access issues for disabled

Wheelchair access throughout Dunedin has come a long way but is still inadequate in many areas, those involved in a disability awareness initiative learnt yesterday.

Group has plan for more access

Group has plan for more access

A gardener refused to move her vehicle and trailer from a public disabled-driver car park while she worked in Remarkables Park Town Centre, despite being asked to by a disabled driver trying to use the spot.

Disability funding gets tick, pending details

Disability funding gets tick, pending details

Although they are yet to see the fine details, two of those who work with the disabled in Dunedin are welcoming additional government funding for services.

Performance 'made verbal'

A special theatre performance for the visually impaired will be staged in Dunedin tomorrow.

Disability survey continues

Having a choice of schools to attend is not always a reality for high-needs special education pupils and CCS Disability Action wants to find out how widespread the problem is.

Help for visually-impaired boys

Help for visually-impaired boys

A giraffe is an animal with four legs and a very long neck. But to Cade Westoby and Calum Glasgow, it can often look like nothing more than a yellow blur in a picture book.

Too few meetings, member believes

The frequency of committee meetings was under scrutiny at yesterday's inaugural disability support and community and public health advisory committee meeting in Dunedin, with one member saying once every two months was not enough.

Costs of caring

The deinstitutionalisation of care for the intellectually disabled in this country - moved during the 1980s and beyond from large "homes" where they were cared for by staff employed under public service conditions into small groups in community houses - was considered socially desirable and also provided fiscal benefits.

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