Daniel Holt has a different view of the world. Living with albinism means he’s sensitive to bright lights – but it’s also given him an edge.
Climbing a mountain and getting caught in a volcanic explosion might have changed the direction of William Pike’s life but plunging into the depths of the ocean challenges him now.
Life skills – such as cooking a simple meal, getting dressed or using electronic banking – may not always seem like exciting tasks to learn but they are all very important in the process of gaining independence.
Huhana Hickey a.k.a. Dr Hu is an outspoken advocate for disabled people. She describes how ageing has taught her to accept and celebrate who she is.
As a teenager Jess Quinn did all she could to disguise her prosthetic and pass for “normal.” Today she embrasses her uniqueness and inspires other amputees through social media.
Did you know there are 10,000 people living with Parkinson’s in New Zealand? There is no cure for Parkinson’s, but the good news is many symptoms associated with the condition can be managed, and assistive products can help with independence.
Many people find urinary incontinence — or loss of bladder control — difficult to talk about. It’s a real pity, because the truth is as many as one in four New Zealanders experience incontinence. So, if you do too, you’re not alone.
A mobility parking permit allows you to use specially marked mobility parking spaces. Find out where you can apply for a permit.
Everybody wants to be able to live their life the way they choose. Self-advocacy allows people with disabilities to get the type of supports needed to live life to the fullest.
When keen Hamilton e-cyclist Lloyd Morris realised his hearing aids weren’t performing as well as he’d like, he wanted independent advice about what to do next.