Be. Lab
Creating and enabling
a 100% accessible
New Zealand.

About Us

Be. Lab’s 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.

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Why accessibility?

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.

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Our vision is for New Zealand to become the most accessible nation in the world.

For businesses

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.

The One-Stop Shop

Be. Lab is here to support all New Zealand businesses and organisations on their journey towards becoming 100% accessible.

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Self-Assessment

Take our free online self-assessment to understand how accessible your business is right now and work towards improvements.

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Talent & Employment

Be. Lab connects talented access citizens with outstanding employment opportunities with leading employers throughout New Zealand.

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Be. Lab business network

Inspiring organisations we've worked with include:

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  • Microsoft logo
  • Sudima Hotels logo
  • Countdown logo
  • Kiwi property logo
  • Sky Stadium logo
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For Access Citizens

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.

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NZSL Translation: Coming Soon

We are currently working with Deafradio to provide an updated NZSL translation of the website and this will be available soon.

Keep updated with the latest news from Be.

Latest News

How to ensure you offer accessible customer service to all

Welcoming and helpful customer service is the number one issue for access citizens wanting to participate in public activities and events. Find out how your business can get this right.
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Reimagining and rebuilding a career in tech

Many of us are likely to develop access needs due to unforeseen health setbacks at some point in our lives, and while this can cause a knock to our self-confidence in the short term, with the right support and opportunity, we can reimagine what we are capable of and rebuild new and wonderful professional career pathways. Read Duncan’s story to learn more about how he worked with Be. Lab’s Talent Shop to rediscover his strengths and pursue a career that is more fulfilling than ever.
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Microsoft launch employability programme for access citizens with Be. Lab and local tech partners

The first of its kind, the Microsoft Enabler Program combines cloud & AI training with Be. Lab's employment programme for access citizens as well as accessibility education for employer partners, Datacom, DXC Technology and HCL Technologies.
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Contact

Phone
+64 9 309 8966
Email
Centre of Possibility
@ AUT

Room WB239
WB Building
(The Seddon Building)
63 Wellesley St East
Auckland City

Mail
PO Box 78 021
Grey Lynn 1245
New Zealand