Speaker reports on Parliament’s accessibility

Disability Issues
Friday, December 12, 2014

The Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, has reported to the House on the accessibility of Parliament for people with disabilities.  

The Speaker’s report responds to the recommendations made in a select committee report. The Government Administration Committee made the recommendations following its inquiry into the accessibility of services to Parliament.

The recommendations are aimed at bringing Parliament into line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

In his report, the Speaker says that it is important for Parliament to be accessible to all New Zealanders, both in a physical sense and in terms of their ability to follow proceedings and receive information and that visitors to Parliament in 2015 will notice changes that improve actual and digital accessibility.

You can access the report here: Speakers Report on Parliamane's Accessibility.