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Pride board: Disability policies not needed in past

Thu 11 Feb 2016 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

The Auckland Pride Board has responded to concerns that event venues are inaccessible for those in wheelchairs saying that Pride hasn’t identified a need for any specific policies in the past. A spokesperson for Pride says the events that make up the festival will mostly select their own venues, however assessing the accessibility of venues is “something we can look to do in the future.” They say that Pride doesn’t have any specific policies in place that take into account people of differing abilities. “As each venue is responsible for its own accessibility, Pride hasn't identified a need to have a policy before now. However, it is something that the Board will look into.” Asked whether or not Pride intends on developing a permanent accessibility policy, the spokesperson from the Board says “This will be something that the board can discuss once we are aware of which venues are not accessible.” Editors note: At the time of questioning, GayNZ.com did not have specific information about the venues in question. This information has now been sent to the Board.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 11th February 2016 - 2:16pm

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