The name Be. was carefully chosen as we want Aotearoa to become the best place to "be" for all people.
It’s really important to us that you have a great, accessible experience with our website, collateral, services, office and team - and if you don’t we really want to hear about it.
If you have anything you’d like to share about your experience, please e-mail us at email@example.com
We have developed our website with accessibility in mind, and have a regular process for reviewing, refining and adapting the content and structure of the site to strengthen its usability and functionality.
We’re aware that there are a few accessibility issues with our site, and we are currently working with our partners in digital accessibility Access Advisors to gain a full understanding of the scope of these issues and to make a plan to fix them.
If there’s anything you come across that doesn’t work the way it should please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
We’re also very happy to provide any of the information from our site in e-mail format.
Visits to our office are by appointment only. Once you have booked an appointment you will receive access information to help you prepare for your visit including:
Our office is open-plan, and laid out on a smooth, level floor. Our team can assist with navigating the space if required.
We remain committed to making our programmes and events as accessible as possible by:
We ask our guests and visitors for information about their specific needs in advance, which may include the following:
We also encourage participant feedback afterwards.
Here at Be. Lab we have traditionally used the language of access needs, because it broadens the conversation of who accessibility is for.
“Access needs” is not intended to replace other language that is important to the community.
Some of our community identify as “disabled”, others as “a person with a disability”. Others prefer language relating to their specific needs and some prefer the term “access needs”. The disabled and access community is diverse, with diverse views on language and within the community there is no consensus on language.
In acknowledgement of this, in our own communications we use multiple terms- e.g. people with “disabilities and access needs”, and “members of the disabled and access community” to be as inclusive as possible.
Our accessibility journey is ongoing, and we are committed to adapting our approach to make our website, services, environments and offerings as accessible as possible. We understand that we won’t always get everything right, and we appreciate and will consider any feedback that we receive.
(We are familiar with the NZ Relay service and can set up a call via NZ Relay or Zoom if you prefer.)