The New Zealand Disability Strategy: Making a world of difference

Published online: 
01 April 2001

The current New Zealand Disability Strategy can be found on the Office of Disability Issues website.

The New Zealand Disability Strategy is vital to the well-being of the one-in-five New Zealanders who identify that they have a long-term impairment. By implementing the Strategy, New Zealand will become a more inclusive society, eliminating the barriers to people with disabilities participating in and contributing to society.

The Strategy has the vision of a society that highly values the lives and continually enhances full participation of disabled people. It provides an enduring framework to ensure that government departments and agencies consider disabled people before making decisions.

The New Zealand Disability Strategy sits alongside the New Zealand Health Strategy, released in December 2000.

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