The Minister of Disability Issues has proactively released three documents detailing an Oral Cabinet Item: Promoting the Effective Engagement of Disabled People in Policy Development and Service Design..
In December 2018, Cabinet's Social Wellbeing Committee considered the paper 'Supporting a Bid to Host the World Federation of the Deaf Congress 2023'. Read the Cabinet Committee paper and minute on this page.
The service that allows people using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) to phone others by using an interpreter will soon be available at weekends, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi and Disability Issues Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced on 8 April 2019.
Read the April edition of the ODI Newsletter, with updates about Expressions of Interest for the Nominations Database, the Government's Report to the UNCRPD's list of 100 issues, updating the Disability Action Plan and more.
The Government has written a report to answer 100 questions asked by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This report was sent to the UN Committee on 9 March 2019. Follow this link to read the report.
Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi and Disability Issues Minister Carmel Sepuloni have started a public consultation on proposals to modernise telecommunications services for people who are Deaf, deafblind or have hearing or speech impairments.