Discussion on the barriers to a fully inclusive society in 2012

Better Information for Everyone

For disabled people, the realisation of their human rights depends on the accessibility of information, products and services.  Information and communications in New Zealand are often designed for one kind of end user, who can see and read proficiently in English, has no learning disabilities and is confident using the Internet. This approach results in information that is not accessible to a wide range of disabled people.

This report includes information about complaints received by the Commission, international and New Zealand legislation, and issues related to the provision of both public and private sector information. There is a section devoted to the Internet and web accessibility standards, as well as to NZ and international good practice.

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