Be. Welcome

Enabling Kiwi Organisations to grow better businesses through accessibility.

What

Access customers are one of the largest untapped markets in the world. Today, 24% of the world's population lives with a disability of some kind. Add older people, families with young children and overseas visitors to this group and you are potentially excluding a huge proportion of your market. In New Zealand alone, the lost opportunity associated with better education, engagement and employment of Kiwis with disabilities, is estimated to be billions of dollars.

On top of this, consumer and employee needs and expectations are changing, driven by new technologies and worldwide trends around social and environmental values. Organisations positioning themselves for the future understand a workforce that reflects the diversity of an organisation's customer-base not only enables better business decisions, product design and service, but also builds brand equity.

Be. Welcome enables organisations all over New Zealand to grow better business through accessibility. Engaging in the Be. Welcome Programme will support you to capture the spending power of a growing group of consumers and realise the benefits of an internal culture that embraces access citizens.

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"Be. Welcome enables organisations all over New Zealand to grow better business through accessibility. Engaging in the Be. Welcome Programme will support you to engage wider community and capture the spending power of a growing group of consumers."

How

Be. Welcome is a bespoke service tailored to meet the specific needs of you organisation.

Our highly skilled access team will work with you to understand your needs and objectives, then develop a practical, targeted programme for you. Services that can form part of a Be. Welcome programme include:

  • Organisational current state assessments across physical, digital, people & culture. Services range from an online self-assessment tool for small businesses to a full detailed review and development plan conducted on site by one of our access experts.
  • Accessibility confidence workshops - enhancing your customer and community understanding and engagement
  • Design Plan Accessibility reviews - Building in universal design and access innovation to any project early delivers design results benefiting all of our community and creates sustainable environments that precede rapidly changing regulatory requirements.
  • Digital Accessibility Reviews - Digital communication is a key opportunity to connect confidently with the access citizen - but you need to get it right and pay attention to detail - we can help you do that - small considerations make a massive difference.
  • Event Review - From important internal events to major festivals - all can benefit from an Access Review - we can work both hosts and event companies to ensure the most inclusive and welcoming event environments. Building Access thinking into events isn't a barrier - it enhances the experience for all participants.
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"Be. Welcome is a robust assessment tool and rating tool for existing environments.

It surfaces the positive access aspects of an environment and also gives clear direction and a development plan on where to strive for improvement.  

We work alongside you over time to optimise your development pathway via regular check-ins and warrant “WOF”
re-assessment."

Who

Be. Welcome services are suitable for any organisation ready to realise the possibilities and benefits of embracing a diverse and accessible culture.

Benefits to your business or organisation:

  1. An inclusive environment that serves our entire community
  2. Clear pathway and confidence to develop and evolve your organisation towards full accessibility
  3. Open your organisation to attract all customers and deepen customer loyalty
  4. Attract a diversity of staff and inspire innovative thinking
  5. Identify new marketing opportunities and possibility
  6. Connection with our increasingly conscious consumers requirements of organisations and businesses
  7. Contribute a better societal fabric and connection
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Phone
+64 9 309 8966
Email
Bizdojo Ponsonby
4 Williamson Avenue
Grey Lynn
Auckland 1010

Centre of Possibility
@ AUT

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

Mail
PO Box 78 021
Grey Lynn 1245
New Zealand