Accessibility in the city
With one in five New Zealanders living with a disability, the ageing population, families with young children, visitors from overseas, and people with a temporary injury or illness, accessibility is important for successful cities and businesses to consider.
Auckland Transport works under the guidance of the Public Transport Accessibility Group (PTAG) to improve improve services for people with access challenges and those with limited mobility. This includes measures for public transport like welcoming service dogs and disability assist dogs and providing necessary marking as well as providing accessible reserved parking spaces both on-street and in parking buildings.
What businesses can do
The benefits of individual businesses working to improve their accessibility can include economic benefits associated with attracting new business and raising their profile in the marketplace as well as boosting staff motivation and engagement. If you’d like to explore ways to make accessibility improvements, take a look at Be. Accessible.