There are standards for accessibility of workplaces and other buildings and guidance on how to ensure the physical environmental is barrier-free.
NZ Standard 4121 ‘Design for access and mobility: Buildings and associated facilities’
This publication sets out accessibility standards required for buildings in New Zealand. Order online at the New Zealand Standards website.
Barrier Free New Zealand Trust
The Trust provides a range of services to help ensure buildings and premises are accessible. Their approach promotes accessibility for disabled people and universal access for everyone. Accessibility audits are by accredited barrier free advisors. There is an online forum for discussion of technical issues.
The Barrier Free Resource Handbook includes guidance on legislation, standards and checklists. Cost: $40 + $5 postage and packing.
Easy Come, Easy Go: Access Requirements and the Public Service
This guide for government departments outlines their responsibilities and gives practical suggestions regarding access to their buildings for people with disabilities. View the online publication for free at the State Services Commission website.
IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center | 10 steps for making your meeting accessible
When you schedule a meeting, do you take potential disabilities into consideration? Accessibility considerations help people with disabilities overcome barriers they may experience in participating fully in your meeting. The following list should help you design your meeting and include everyone.
Read about the 10 steps for making your meeting accessible: How to design your meeting and include everyone on the IBM website.