Who we are
We are a social change organisation, passionate about helping disabled people to participate using digital technologies
We understand the challenges and barriers disabled people face. We want to make sure they have access to the digital world and know how to get the best from it. It is our mission to help disabled people gain the tools and training to overcome social challenges and be fully included in society.
Everyone has equal access and opportunities regardless of race, gender, disability, medical or other need.
Everyone has the information and ability to act and make decisions for themselves.
Everyone has equal opportunity and access.
Jonathan is an internationally recognised assistive technology leader, pioneer and commentator, having established the Internet radio start-up ACB Radio, and developed several leading products for HumanWare and Freedom Scientific.
Chief Operating Officer
Phillip Hendry has 15 years experience of technology leadership in the not-for-profit sector. A former chair of the not-for-profit CIO group and holding a Masters degree in Information management Phillip’s expertise is in IT governance and leading business transformation programmes supported by technology.
Manager Stakeholder Relations
Nick brings a wide range of experience from many sectors, he is a senior and well respected leader in New Zealand’s disability rights community, he is very well connected politically, having worked for NZ’s first MP with a disability. He is a former DPO leader, being elected to the DPA governing council, and he has led teams in the tech start up space. Nick holds a Masters degree in Political Science with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration.
National Accessibility Advisor
Britta has a diverse background in engineering and technology based roles, one of which was working as an Adaptive Technology consultant for the Blind Foundation (now known as Blind Low Vision NZ) and another working as a digital accessibility consultant for Access Advisors.
Britta has a Level 6 Diploma in System Administration and a Bachelor of Technology.