You will find many useful websites mainly to support the New Zealand disabled, If you would like your community organisation or company to be listed on our useful links page please email Anita firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful Links Directory
Links to national and international Mouth and Foot Arts organisation.
Computer Assistive Technology
Links to different products to help disability’s access the computer and control their environment.
Links to free and pay E-Book websites for disability’s that enjoy reading but find it hard to turn pages.
Links to disability’s involved in different entertainment sectors.
Links to a variety of equipment suppliers giving disability are a more informed understanding of what’s available.
Links to disability chat rooms and forums were you can become a member and ask questions or just make friends with other disability’s.
Government Services and Departments
Links to useful New Zealand services and departments for disabilities.
Links to health and rehabilitation websites in New Zealand and overseas.
Links to international spinal cord injury websites.
Magazines and Publications
Links to spinal cord injury and disability’s national and international magazines and publications.
Links to support Agencies, Carers and Disabilities.
Links to national and international sports disability websites.
Travel & Transport
Links to national and international accessible travel tours and accessible transportation.
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Art Access Aotearoa – Whakahauhau katoa o hanga
Arts Access Aotearoa is a Charitable Trust whose objectives are to ensure that people and communities of New Zealand have unhindered access to the arts, and opportunities to create, perform and develop their own arts.
Arts Access Australia AAA is a membership based service organisation. It works with government agencies, arts organisations and disability organisations.
Association of Mouth and Foot Painting
The (AMFPA) is a worldwide artist’s self-help organisation which supports artists who due to handicap or illness, have created works of art with their mouth or foot
International Guild of Disabled Artists and Performers
(IGODAP) Is a collective of artists and performers who identify as being disabled or having a disability, its members are professional and amateur artists and performers of all genres.
Mouth Foot Painting Artists
(MFPA) Is a UK self-help group of mouth and foot painters were you can view some examples of the artists’ paintings and find out about the people behind them.
Click-N-Type virtual keyboard
Click-N-Type is a FREE on-screen virtual keyboard with word prediction which is designed for anyone with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard. As long as the person can control a mouse, trackball or other pointing devices.
Crick Software, based in Northampton, UK, and Seattle, Washington, is solely focused on producing innovative educational software. The company concentrates particularly on software tools for literacy and accessibility is a priority.
IT’s Accessible develop free websites for non profit organizations and provide educational resources for the impaired.
Learn computing free @ home… … Freepost Home Study Karoro Learning PO Box 326 Greymouth. Internet. Visit Website Send Email. Learn computing @ home …
Natural Point specialises in the design, manufacture, and sales of high performance optical tracking systems, motion capture based video gaming inputs, and Hands Free Ergonomic mouse Alternatives.
nuance are the suppliers of Dragon Naturally Speaking and other related products which can operate the computer and dictate text through speech recognition.
Prentke Romich Company
(PRC) Develops and manufactures augmentative communication devices, computer access products, and other assistive technology for people with severe disabilities.
The TalkLink Assistive Communication Service provides specialist assessments for people living in New Zealand who have difficulty communicating in speech or writing.
Zabonne is a distributor of assistive products for people with special needs and is located in Auckland, New Zealand.
ZZYGO manufacture and distribute augmentative communication systems for people with profound disabilities e.g. computer access and other assistive technologies like the Page Turner.
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Amazon.com are probably the largest suppliers of new and used books online, this link straight to the
Awe-Struck E-Books publishes a variety of e-books and notability Enonle titles that feature heroes with disabilities.
Diesel e-books have selections of fiction and non-fiction which you can purchase plus free
e-books using Microsoft Reader. For M.R go to the Internet section.
You can choose from a range of popular, professional and academic ebooks by purchasing online.
Free-eBooks.net specialise in collecting free fiction, tutorial, marketing and business eBooks as well
as resources to aid you in promoting eBooks.
The Online Books Page
Listing over 20,000 free books on the Web.
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Attitude is New Zealand’s only TV Show created and hosted by people with disabilities. It offers fresh insights and information as well as practical items covering everything from medical and technological advances and everyday issues that impact on quality of life and aspirations such as travel.
Diversityworks Is Philip Patstons website featuring newsletters and a varied menu including many useful links under the heading ‘useful stuff’
StarJam is a Charitable Trust based in Auckland N.Z, they promote the gifts and talents of children and young people with disabilities. Their aim is to create opportunities for children and young people with disabilities to perform or participate in a variety of spectacular events together with big name stars and celebrities.
TOUCH COMPASS Dance Trust
Touch Compass is a charitable dance organisation producing performances and providing training for those of mixed abilities.
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Allied Medical Ltd.com
Suppliers of wheelchairs, power chairs, children’s and adult’s rehabilitation products and general aids to daily living.
Manufactures a range of high quality individually designed occupational aids, using natural wood as the main medium, to meet the requirements of occupational therapists assisting the rehabilitation of people with physical disabilities.
Suppliers of Mobility & Wheelchair Ramps, Carriers and Lifts for loading wheelchairs etc.
Disability Resource Center
The DRC is a community-focused organisation based in Auckland. They are experienced in disability services for people with disabilities and their families/whanau by providing: Generic information about any disability issue. Networking contacts, guidance and problem solving. Product and equipment display and hireage, Equipment demonstration and sales. Occupational Therapy assessments -ACC Social and vocational rehabilitation. Equipment and mobility assessment……
The 6×6 Explorer is a 6 wheel-drive power chair can be used on all types of terrain and is made in New Zealand.
Freedom Mobility aisNew Zealand’s largest mobility vehicle rental company offering a wide range of hand control vehicles, electric lift swivel seat vehicles and wheelchair hoist vans to meet all your disability needs.
IKON Engineering Development LTD
IKON has an experienced team of technicians who specialise in the modification of vehicles to suit clients with disabilities.
Invacare New Zealand
Manufacturers and suppliers of a range of Rehabilitation and Home Healthcare products.
Suppliers of a range of products including the Jazzy Power Chair.
Medifab is a supplier and manufacturer of products for the physically challenged, specialising in postural care, seating systems, and assistive technology.
Mobility for Independents
Mobility for Independent are distributors of a variety of products, as well as Driving lessons and vehicle assessments to rentals. Located in, Auckland, New Zealand.
Molift provide many products which include the Molift Smart; a portable lightweight hoist with a 4point suspension that can travel anywhere. Morton & Perry Homecare Equipment are the sole distributor of their products in New Zealand. Contact: Email Jordan Williamson Phone: 09 480 7346
Four X series of all terrain wheelchair. View information on funding, fitting, repair, …
PG DRIVES TECHNOLOGY LTD
Suppliers of Power Chair control systems including OMNI+ environment control.
Permobil is a global leader in advanced medical technology, passionate about better understanding our users’ needs and improving their quality of life through state-of-the-art healthcare solutions. Today, those solutions include power wheelchairs, seating and positioning products, power assist, and manual wheelchairs.
A comprehensive range of flexible heating and therapeutic products particularly suitable for the infirm, the elderly and those who use a wheelchair.
Providers of a variety of wheelchairs and accessories including the Quantum power chairs.
Manufacturers and suppliers of a variety of products including wheelchairs and power wheelchairs.
ROD MILNER MOTORS LIMITED LMVD
Specialize in low mileage, near new cars and disability vehicles.
Seating To Go is a specialist wheelchair and seating assessment, repair and training service that works in partnership with people of all ages and abilities.
These are the independent views Mark E. Smith and other users expressing views about the mobility of some wheelchairs and much more.
WHEEL WORLD PRODUCTS We are New Zealand importers and distributors of high quality and innovative mobility products and adaptive equipment.
W.S Medical Ltd Suppliers of a variety of products including wheelchairs and power chairs.
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Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about thousands of medications and drug side effects.
Gastro-info.co.nz. The place for easily readable “info” on problems of the digestive system. We discuss gastro symptoms and conditions such as; Anaemia, Irritable Bowel, Coeliac, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Polyps, Bowel Cancer, to name a few… all in a no nonsense, plain simple way.
The New Zealand Ministry of Health. The Government’s principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealand.
Discover more. Comprehensive health information and self-
Laura Fergusson Trust provides a range of services and facilities tailored to meet the specific needs for clients with physical disability’s.
Life Unlimited is a charitable trust offering a multitude of health and disability services, advice and equipment so you can live the life you choose.
Neuro Rehab Results is a private interdisciplinary practice committed to clinical expertise in neurological rehabilitation in NZ.
Psychology, Counselling, & Psychotherapy Resources – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Worksheets, Leaflets, Materials, Resources, Handouts, for chronic pain.
We are a team of community based physiotherapists who specialise in neurological rehabilitation, including spinal cord injuries. We provide our physiotherapy service to ACC through a number of providers..
Web health connects people to local Health and Social Service Providers.
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Find curated disability content from people, organizations and hospitals all over the world. AbleThrive is the go-to platform for people with disabilities
Connecting People Facebook page with SCI.
Facbook Community page for SCI
CareCure community’s forums provide information on spinal cord injury related condition
Disabilities-R-Us is an Internet chat site created by and for people with physical disabilities (but everyone is welcome)
QUAD-LIST Discussion Group
The primary purpose of this list is to provide a forum for quadriplegics (tetraplegics) to communicate with others who share the same condition.
This forum is available to you and your partner/s, as a place to discuss (or just hear what others are experiencing) having sex with or as a person with a Spinal Cord Injury……
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New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme provides 24-hour no-fault personal accident insurance cover
ACC – Definitions for providers, clinical best practice and spinal injury guidelines
This page contains terms and definitions used in the guidelines
The Health and Disability Commissioner
(HDC) An organisation that promotes and protects the rights and responsibilities of health and disability services, consumers and providers.
Ministry of Health
(DSD) is responsible for the planning and funding of disability support services, including the provision of policy advice to the Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Health.
The Office for Disability Issues is responsible for ensuring government keeps faith with the New Zealand Disability Strategy, by promoting the participation and inclusion of disabled people in our society.
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This website has lots of useful information to do with life in a wheelchair.
The Independent Living Institute (ILI) is a policy development centre specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples’ self-determination, self-respect and dignity and much more.
The Irish Wheelchair Association is the national organisation of people with limited mobility. With over 20,000 members and service users.
The Quadriplegic Association of South Africa serves the needs of all quadriplegics who are members of their regions in SA.
Kessler Foundation is a public charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with physical and cognitive disabilities caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, injuries to the brain and spinal cord, and other chronic conditions.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association is an organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for spinal cord injury and disease in the USA.
Spinal Injuries Association is the national organisation of spinal cord injured people in the UK.
Elevate Christian Disability Trust produces a quarterly magazine called the Encourager, which along with a range of articles also includes information on its various ministries and branches.
E-Magazine for the US.
Spinal Network News
(SNN) Is a newsletter providing members information for people with spinal cord impairments; their families, whanau, caregivers, friends; and health professionals in New Zealand.
TASC Net Newsletter
Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter, TASC net quarterly newsletter featuring new and views for & by people with spinal concerns.
This blog supplies new, views, and reviews in New Zealand.
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A one-stop platform for people with disabilities and their families to access curated articles, videos, products and services from around the world, so everyone.
Working together to put accessibility at the heart of a more inclusive Aotearoa.
Care Matters is guided by an advisory group, with most members being carers. … existing and emerging carer leaders in New Zealand who have considerable insight into the challenges and aspirations of carers associated with the disability community.
CCS Disability Action works in partnership with disabled people, their families and whanau to ensure equality of opportunity, quality of life and an environment that enhances full community integration and participation.
d-Ability.org links to disability, Art, Sport and Recreation guide on the world web.
This Web site provides information about Ministry of Health funding for people with disability related needs.
Disabled Persons Assembly is the collective voice of people with disability in New Zealand based on principles of human rights and equal value of life.
Citizens Advice Bureau Is a voluntary organisation providing free, confidential information and advice to anyone about any query or problem.
Enable New Zealand is a multi-service organisation working to assist disabled people and their families, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations.
Enabling Good Lives is a partnership between the disability sector and government agencies to ensure that disabled people.
The purpose of the Frozen Funds Charitable Trust is to provide grants for projects … visit the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, Media, Information Hub.
IT’s Accessible develop free websites for non profit organizations and provide educational resources for the impaired in New Zealand.
Hi, I am John Marrable and I Live my Life to the Fullest! I have been a paraplegic since 1967 and spent my rehabilitation, and my 11th birthday, in Stoke Mandeville Spinal Unit, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. It was there that I was taught life skills that I still use and practice today.
Kaleidoscope Vocational Rehabilitation
Kaleidoscope is an early intervention vocational rehabilitation program dedicated to getting people who have disabilities into employment in New Zealand.
Mycare puts you directly in touch with local helpers and care workers. So you can find the help you need when you need it. Search locally, screen confidently
Welcome to the New Zealand Spinal Trust’s website for everyone with spinal cord impairments, their families, friends, caregivers…
Parafed Auckland provides opportunities and encourages all people with physical disabilities to participate in life to the fullest whether it be educational, vocational, sport or recreational.
Parafed Canterbury is an organisation that provides facilities and services for the physically disabled people of Canterbury.
This forum is available to you and your partner/s, as a place to discuss (or just hear what others are experiencing) having sex with or as a person with a Spinal Cord Injury…..
Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with SCI/D.
SCI-INFO-PAGES Features a variety of topics e.g. SCI Books, resource materials and links to many other SCI resources.
Spinal Cord Society New Zealand Inc entirely rely on donations for investing in research for a cure of SCI currently undergoing in New Zealand.
This site gives facts and figures about SCI as well as medical, psychosocial and equipment and much more. Based in the U.S.
Workbridge provides a professional employment service for people with all types of disabilities and injuries no matter what the disability or skill level.
The YES Disability Resource Centre provides community-based resources and services to disabled people, the elderly and family/whanau, support people.
(CWSA), is a national sports organisation representing wheelchair athletes. It is an incorporated, not-for-profit, organisation recognised by Sport Canada.
This site has been developed to give active information on the number one events and agencies.
The Halberg Trust aims to support all children with a disability if they want to be involved in active leisure or recreation of their choice, alongside their peers in an inclusive environment.
The International Tennis Federation features the latest news on tournaments and rankings for wheelchair tennis.
Paralympics New Zealand is the recognised National Sporting Organisation for people with disabilities. They are recognised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the National Paralympic Committee responsible for Paralympic sports in New Zealand
Sports n’ Spokes features a sports magazine and other items you can purchase online.
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A guide to accommodation and activities throughout NZ for everyone with mild –seriously impaired mobility.
A site dedicated to showing the younger traveller the unimaginable…taking them to the unreachable…and giving them experiences that they never thought were possible throughout New Zealand.
A guide to Scenic South Island Walks in New Zealand is a comprehensive guidebook, providing detailed information about the accessibility of nearly 100 scenic walks in the South Island of New Zealand.
AlwaysOnVacation.co.nz search from a great selection of Holiday Homes on as well as holiday villas, condos, townhouses and other property types directly from owners.
The Barrier Free Trust’s mission is to encourage, promote, and facilitate the creation of environments that are accessible and usable by everyone in the community including people with disabilities.
This is a world wide holiday, travel and accommodation specialising in wheelchair accessibility.
Provides accessible-needs travel programs around the globe for mature travelers, slow walkers, wheelchair travelers, their families and their friends.
An “Overland” company that is committed to opening up Africa to “Enable the Disabled” travellers through interactive participation tours. Their tours are wheelchair accessible, family friendly, adventure holidays in South Africa.
Freedom Mobility are New Zealand’s largest mobility vehicle rental company offering a wide range of hand control vehicles, electric lift swivel seat vehicles and wheelchair hoist vans to meet all your disability needs.
Provides travel reviews, tips etc., about locations around the world.
The Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition
Matching Houses holiday house exchange where people with disabilities swap houses with other people who have the same accessibility needs.
Suppliers of of a variety of products, Driving and vehicle assessments to rentals for people travelling in NZ.
Provide wheelchair accessible van rentals on a daily, weekly, monthly and long term basis. (owned by a Tetraplegic)
Easily Plan Your NZ Trip With Your Mobility Needs In Mind. Book Online · Reliable Travel Guide · Knowledgeable Team.
RE-LI-ON-US Mobility Services is a dedicated company proving Mobility Accessible Vans as a personal service to our customers, our drivers are professional drivers who are trained to handle people with disabilities and their needs who use the service.
A personalised total mobility passenger transport system that offers an on demand, pickup/drop-off service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is a shared ride service and specialises in offering transport to the aged, infirm, and transport disadvantaged throughout New Zealand
Accessible, luxury Bed and Breakfast in Whitianga. The Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand.
Updated – 10.08.2018
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