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Accessible information and events

What is Accessibility?

Accessibility means making your content available and understandable to everyone.

This can include things like providing captions for videos, using strong colour contrast in designs and clear and concise language in communications.

Accessibility helps you reach a larger audience. One in four New Zealanders identify as disabled, and many experience more than one type of impairment.  By making your content accessible, you can ensure everyone has access to information about play, active recreation and sport.

But accessibility isn’t just about reaching a larger audience – it’s also about creating a better user experience that benefits everyone.

Access needs

Accessibility caters for a broad range of access needs. These include:

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Visual Physical Dexterity Cognitive
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Vestibular (Balance) Language Speech Hearing

...or a combination of the above.

Explore the resources

Sport NZ collaborated with Aktive and Sport Canterbury and consulted with Access Advisors to create these resources to assist the play, active recreation and sport sector with providing accessible information and events. If you notice anything is out of date or could be improved, let us know at

For more information

If you require an accessible version of any content on the site please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

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