The dilemma of disability


by Philip Patston. Disability awareness is slowly becoming more commonplace in workplaces around New Zealand, though it hasn’t really taken off like other diversity issues. You find it sometimes in community organisations, particularly disability service providers, and some Government agencies. In most cases the corporate world asks, “What does disability have to do with us?”…

It’s all about sex


by Jonny Wilkinson.  When we talked about attitudes towards disabled people at Tiaho Trust, we recognised (as many other disabled people have), that there was an underlying fear of disabled people. Where does that come from?  It’s not like we can bound up and dislocate peoples necks with our toes.  Why are people so scared?…

Creative denial


by Philip Patston. If in your organisation, you think access for disabled people as visitors, clients and employees isn’t an issue you need to consider, then you’re wrong…but you’re also right. Confused? I’m glad. Confusion, in therapeutic terms, is a great state to be in, because it leaves you open to options. Conversely, certainty fixes…

The nature of ability


Renowned creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson makes a compelling case for educational, commercial and cultural organisations to consider diversity, creativity and the nature of ability into the future… [vimeo 3553704]