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November 2013 Newsletter
Dear Be. Family
New programme opportunities, incredible successes in the business community and new heights for the leadership alumni – this month is jam packed with a whole raft of fabulous stories demonstrating a positive, growing community of accessibility change-makers around us. Watch Minnie’s Chief Executive Update and find out what’s been happening this month!
Minnie featured on TVNZ's Breakfast TV in an interview about our new employment initiative, Be. Employed. Click here to watch the interview.
Thanks to the AUT University Business School for hosting our very moving and vibrant launch! Next month, we will run a feature story of the programme.
To learn more today, visit the website.
Be. Leadership Update
And then there were 50!!
Watch the event highlights and experience the vibrant new community of leaders.
Event Photos are also available now, check out our Flickr account here.
Dancing their way to success
Congratulations Suzanne Cowan, Be. Leader 2011 for being named one of the AMP Scholarship recipients this year!
Her thing is contemporary dance for people with access needs. She plans to use her scholarship to work towards being a leader in access dance and to create dance works that re-envision what it means to have a disability.
Find out more about her scholarship on AMP Scholarships website.
Not to be out-danced, Alisha McLennan, Be. Leader 2011 is nominated for the artistic achievement award in the up coming Attitude Awards. There's a people's choice voting element to this year's awards, so show your support by clicking here to vote for Alisha!
Do you know a potential future Be. Leader?
It's time to encourage them to put through an application for Be. Leadership 2014. For more information and to apply click here.
Be. Welcome update
The Sweet Smell of Success
Want to learn about how to create an accessible event?
The Parnell Festival of Roses held this month have done just that, earning themselves a Be. Welcome Gold rating. Run by the Waitemata Local Board, this event is a perfect example of how events can be wonderfully accessible to a range of access citizens. Along with providing an access map of the site, this event even had QR codes on the roses so you could access them in NZ Sign Language and Te Reo!
Zealandia - wild about accessibility
We are pleased to welcome Wellington wildlife park, Zealandia into the Be. family of rated businesses. They received a Be. Welcome Bronze rating. A stand out accessible feature is their website – it's available in eight different languages! Their full accessibility report will be available on the website soon.
GROW – commitment to accessibility
After receiving a Be. Welcome Gold rating for the National Not-For-Profit Sector Conference 2014, GROW have announced a commitment to managing truly accessible events.
Learn more about them here.
Dear Small Business – we’re making accessibility easier for you!
A big thanks to those who got in touch with us with their top access info last month. We've used that feedback to help build an exciting new opportunity for small businesses to get into accessibility in an easy, simple and cost effective way. This will be launched next month!
Blog #77: 5 Great Reasons to Be. an Accessible Employer
Have you checked out the Be. Blog recently? We've just published our 77th post, 5 Great Reasons to Be. an Accessible Employer. Head over to our website to catch up on all out latest posts.
For the Diary
Attitude Awards – 3 December
International Day of Persons with disabilities – 3 December
The Cube: Guinness record challenge for longest moving line of people using wheelchairs – 3 December
Christmas – 25 December
Until next time
We're building towards a big December already and look forward to sharing lots of great stories with you. A friendly reminder that International Day of Persons with Disabilities is coming up in early December. Be. well through this festive season and see you next month.You can also follow Be. Accessible on Facebook, watch us on You Tube, and follow us on Twitter.
The team at Be.
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