Testimonials

What people have said about past conferences

He tangata

He tangata! The people and speakers were phenomenal! So many great people in one space!

- 2021 attendee

Useful info and good contacts

It provided specific useful information, inspirational speakers, was relevant, good contacts, national and international speakers.

- 2021 attendee

Great mix of people and perspectives

The mix of people with accessibility needs and people working with people with accessibility needs/employers - a great blend of perspectives. The range of topics covered was excellent.

- 2021 attendee

DIPC 2023 – an incredible experience

An incredible experience to be surrounded by so many people willing to work together to create a more accessible Aotearoa!

- 2023 attendee

Loved connecting with like-minded people

[Loved] connecting with like-minded people, workshopping and re-energising me in this work and reminding me why we do what we do.

- 2022 attendee

First level accessible documents

First level of accessible documentation. Great having braille of the presentations. Enjoyed the passion and commitment.

- 2021 attendee

Even better than last year

Thank you for putting together an amazing event. Last year I said that it was the best conference I had ever been to, but I think it was even better this year.

- 2022 attendee

Fantastic conference

Fantastic conference - so well organised. I especially loved the enthusiasm, energy, and of course, the down-to-earth lived experiences that came from the heart!

- 2023 attendee

Great panelists and presenters

Great panellists and presenters. Wonderful sense of camaraderie in the room. I left with practical information to take back to my employer.

- 2022 attendee

Good chance to network

Good chance to network, exposure to new viewpoints, good to 'get away from the office' to concentrate on this stuff.

Nathaniel Jenke-Gilman, Meridian Energy

Most accessible conference

Unequivocally the most accessible conference I’ve attended. Hats off to you and the team and thank you for hearing my story and our work.

- 2023 attendee

World Class

It was inspiring and life-changing and has given me information and steps to take to actively make my workplace more accessible to staff and customers. World class.

- Anon

Great speakers 2022

The speakers were great. It was a good mix of keynote and panels. I enjoyed the social side too - meeting people and hearing about their experiences and what's going on in different workplaces. The setup was so well thought through - the snacks, water and toys on the table.

Carly Moore, Westpac NZ

Best work conference I’ve been to

Fidget toys were very helpful! Probably the best work conference I've ever been to.

- Anon

DIPC 2023 – an incredible experience

An incredible experience to be surrounded by so many people willing to work together to create a more accessible Aotearoa!

- 2023 attendee

Excellent conference

This was an excellent conference & I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I learned a lot from the incredible speakers & panellists

- Anon

First time attendee

First-time attendee... wow... I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work and effort to bring together an amazing conference with relevant content, awesome panels, thought-provoking discussions and superb humans... On top of this... So many people in one space, all with the same passions and goals... Being allowed the time to connect, talk, be inspired, gain ideas and to gain hope and to know that they are not lone soldiers (as at times it feels!)

- 2023 attendee

Humbling safe space

As someone currently without a physical disability or neurodiversity, I was humbled to be in a space where I could hear from disabled people in a safe environment.

- 2022 attendee

Inclusive experience

The thing I liked most was how inclusive the entire experience felt, it was hard going back to normal life and readjusting after being in a lovely bubble surrounded by amazing, kind people who are motivated to support the disabled community.

- Anon

Incredible stories and work

So many incredible stories and incredible work going on with so many organisations to change the dial on disability inclusion. Came away so inspired and hopeful for meaningful change in Disability Inclusion in Aotearoa.

- 2023 attendee

Such a great conference

Was such a great conference! Thank you for all the effort put in to make it happen. Action plans in progress!!

- 2023 attendee