Seeking feedback on support for disabled people


Released 13/11/17

We are seeking feedback for a research study into the value that assistive technologies offer disabled people.

Assistive technologies are products and related services that help people take part in everyday activities. They can be specifically designed for people with cognitive, sensory, physical, and/or psychosocial impairment or everyday technology that has been modified. Examples range from hearing aids, to smartphone apps that assist with communication, to power wheelchairs.

The research, being conducted on behalf of the Disabled People’s Organisations, ACC, and other government agencies, will examine how assistive technology makes a difference to the lives of disabled people; which technologies are being used, and what disabled people think of current government funding. You do not need to be an ACC client to participate, the survey is open to anyone with a disability.

Please provide your feedback to us by taking part in the survey:

Go to the assistive technology survey

If you would prefer to do the survey over the phone or by postal hard copy (including an Easy Read version) contact Andrew Whitsed:

Phone 0800 825 5867
Email andrew@umr.co.nz

The results of the study will contribute to strengthening and updating the Disability Action Plan 2014-2018.

Go to the Disability Action Plan 2014-2018 on the Office for Disability Issues website