Be. Lab (formerly known as Be. Accessible) was founded in 2011 by Minnie Baragwanath.
Our vision is for New Zealand to become the most accessible nation in the world and we invite you to join us in making this a reality.
We deliver innovative and creative social change programmes to support businesses and communities to become fully accessible, enabling all citizens to participate and thrive.
Right now, around 1 million New Zealanders have an access need, a number which is increasing every day with our rapidly ageing population.
This could include someone with a physical impairment, vision or hearing loss, a learning impairment, a short-term injury or an age-related impairment.
However to date, many organisations, spaces, places and events have not been designed with access citizens in mind and as a result, 1 in 4 people are prevented from engaging properly in the world around them. This also means that society as a whole is missing out on a whole range of benefits that access citizens and true accessibility brings to the community.
Our vision is for New Zealand to become the most accessible nation in the world.
Be. Lab is a one-stop shop for all New Zealand businesses and organisations to support you on your accessibility journey.
No matter the size or nature of your business or organisation, we offer a range of free tools and resources, as well as bespoke consultancy to help you achieve greater accessibility.
Get started with our free online self-assessment tool, access our free business toolkit, or find out more about our one stop shop services.
Be. Lab is here to support all New Zealand businesses and organisations on their journey towards becoming 100% accessible.
Take our free online self-assessment to understand how accessible your business is right now and work towards improvements.Learn More
Be. Lab connects talented access citizens with outstanding employment opportunities with leading employers throughout New Zealand.Learn More
Every person in society has something incredible to offer and deserves the opportunity to demonstrate this and thrive.
Be. Lab delivers transformative programmes for access citizens in the areas of employment and leadership – providing opportunities for development and creating the conditions in which participants can flourish.
We are currently working with Deafradio to provide an updated NZSL translation of the website and this will be available soon.