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

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

Unlocking the Benefits of Accessibility with Westpac, Be. Lab and GCOP

Here at Be. Lab we are deeply committed to shifting the dial for the 1 in 4 New Zealanders living with access needs, and we are excited to see businesses expressing their commitment to make change.
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Top tips for holding accessible work meetings

Work meetings can be challenging if you have an access need – and even more so as online meetings become more common. Here’s how to make business meetings better for everyone.
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The access economy – an overlooked business opportunity

Do you want to reach the largest untapped market opportunity in the world? Meet the access customer!
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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