Office for Disability Issues
The job of the New Zealand Government's Office for Disability Issues is to assist in implementing the government's NZ Disability Strategy to enable disabled New Zealander's to live in "a society that highly values our lives and continually enhances our full participation."
The Office for Disability Issues is on-line at http://www.odi.govt.nz/. Their site has been set up to enable access by the mouse (that is the standard point and click navigation), by screen readers and by using the keyboard instead of the mouse.
Keyboard navigation is done by holding down the Alt key and the numbered key given for the page required, then pressing enter. To access the keyboard navigation instructions and the list detailing which numbered key applies to which page go to http://www.odi.govt.nz/access/access-keyboard.html and move down. A second list details access keys to navigate within pages, for example holding down ALT and the fullstop key . then pressing enter will take you to the top of the page.
An archive of the Office's publications, such as The NZ Disability Strategy Document, Briefing to the Incoming Minister 2002 and Pathways to Inclusion 2001 is available on the Publications page of the site. The publications can be viewed on your computer, downloaded for future viewing or in some cases, hard copies can be ordered. All publications of the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) are printed in large print with clear formatting.
If you wish to be added to the ODI mailing list go to the contacts page http://www.odi.govt.nz/contacts/ and click on Add to Mailing List Form which brings up a form to fill in. Although the form appears to be aimed at service providers, individuals are welcome on the mailing list so if you want to keep up-to- date with the government's thinking on disability issues sign up for the mailing list.