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

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About Us

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.

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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.

Our Services

Talent & Employment

We support leading employers across New Zealand to find and hire diverse, talented staff and ensure that their workplaces are as accessible as possible to all people

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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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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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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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Latest News

Top Tips: Accessible Online Support

Here in New Zealand, and around the globe, people are using online platforms to access goods, services and information more than ever before. If your online platform is not accessible to everyone, you’ll miss out on customers, revenue, reputation and brand equity. And accessibility starts with customer service.
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Be. Lab Talent Story: Stefano and EY

Find out how a Be. Lab tertiary internship with global professional services organisation EY gave Stefano Stollenwerk-Cavallaro the opportunity to launch their career and thrive in a flexible work culture which values diverse talent.
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Design Plan Review Case Study- GWC and the Kaitoke Suspension Bridge

Spending time in nature is linked to improvements in mood, mental health and emotional well-being, so it’s crucial that accessibility is incorporated into parks and recreation planning. We take a look at one regional council actively building accessibility into a new project from the start.
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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.

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Contact

Phone
+64 9 309 8966
Email
Be. Lab Office
(Temporary Premises)
Level 4
48 Greys Ave
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010

Mail
PO Box 874
Shortland Street
Auckland 1140
New Zealand