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Exercising at Home When you Have a Disability

The majority of the exercise industry focuses on those who do not have a disability, which often makes engaging in routines at home challenging. While the scope of out-of-the-home facilities continues to grow, home-based commitments and other challenges may mean you want to spend time exercising within your own home. Find out how to adapt disability friendly exercises within your home.

What you need to know about Disability Benefits in New Zealand

A large portion of our Government budget goes to the health sector but due to our ‘she’ll be right’ attitude do we always seek and obtain the benefits we need? Disability benefits in NZ are there for Kiwis that need them but do you know what disability assistance is available to you?

Choosing a Disability Toilet and Bathroom for the Home

The number of people in New Zealand with disability and mobility issues is increasing and this is a growing concern for Kiwis. The NZ Government has been compelled to act accordingly and pass laws that will help ease the burden of disabled Kiwis. These laws include home modifications for families with disabled members. Creating an accessible environment for a disabled family member benefits not only the disabled person but the whole family as well. That’s why it’s important to have home modifications that will fit a disabled person’s needs. What are these modifications and how can these improve lives? Read all about it here.

Wheelchair Accessible Travel Ideas In New Zealand

When you think of touring New Zealand, cities like Wellington and Auckland may be on your list but you probably want to see the natural wonders and journey to Middle Earth. Travelling is exciting but can be challenging for those of us in wheelchairs. There are agencies in NZ that are devoted to providing wheelchair bound and mature travellers with as many opportunities for adventure and discovery in NZ as possible. Read more about this here.

Benefits of Including Disability Equipment in the Workplace

Organisations could take a closer look at disability equipment when planning and refurbishing their premises. A seemingly ordinary fixture such a disability hand basin can speak volumes about how you value your employees, your customers and the community you serve. People who live with mobility issues have sharpened their practical problem solving skills and this can be applied to the workplace. Companies looking for talent can invest in simple disability-friendly facilities like hand basins as a way to attract a new skills pool. Read more about this issue here.

Guidelines to get a Disabled Parking Permit in New Zealand

New Zealand is clamping down on motorists who are taking advantage of the mobility-parking scheme. The mobility parking scheme allows people with mobility issues to park on metered or time-restricted parking areas, regular parking spaces, or mobility parking spaces for a longer period of time. Disability parking permits have been a hot issue lately because of the many complaints received by CSS Disability Action regarding the use of designated spaces by people who are not eligible and who do not have the permit. Read more about the story here.

How a Disabled Access Bathroom Creates a Sustainable Business

One challenge for many businesses is creating a safer environment for people with disabilities. Here is how a disabled access bathroom can help. Read more about this issue here.

Empowering Disabled People through Disability Laws in New Zealand

New Zealand is at the forefront of pushing for the rights of disabled people through our many different disability laws. Thus protecting people against discrimination and recognising their contribution to society. Disability strategies have been strongly enforced in New Zealand so that people with disabilities can integrate more easily. To gain a better understanding of the laws protecting their rights, go here.

Adjustable Kitchen Benches: A Great Way to Nurture Creativity

Adjustable kitchen benches provide a creative family environment where you all can spend time together and learn. Find out more…

Installing a Disability Access Ramp in Your Home

Disability access ramps provide convenience to those who use wheelchairs. They can be installed in your home and are especially useful for entranceways. Are you thinking about installing a disability access ramp in your home? There are some considerations you should make before you get going. Read more here.