The Office for Disability Issues
The Office for Disability Issues is the focal point within government on disability issues. We promote and monitor implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We report to the Minister for Disability Issues and support the Ministerial Committee on Disability Issues.
Leadership and strategic direction
The Ministerial Committee on Disability Issues coordinates cross-government action promoting better lives for disabled people.
Involving the community
Disabled People's Organisations and government agencies are working together on governing and implementing the Disability Action Plan.
Enabling Good Lives
Demonstrations of the Enabling Good Lives approach to how disabled people and families are supported to live everyday lives are being implemented in Christchurch and the Waikato.
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New Zealand Sign Language
The Government is committed to promoting and maintaining the use of New Zealand Sign Language, as one of New Zealand's official languages. We support the New Zealand Sign Language Board and the New Zealand Sign Language Fund to promote and maintain use of the language.
Disability Data and Evidence Working Group
Improving information and data about disabled New Zealanders will be progressed by the Disability Data and Evidence Working Group.
Tools, statistics, research and other resources
Access guides and toolkits to inclusive practice, and research and statistics on disabled New Zealanders. Information is also available on providing reasonable accommodation.