Take Action


In the lead up to the 2020 Awareness Week, we encourage you to consider how you can be involved in creating a real Week of Connection. 

Blink and you missed it: One-minute actions

In this internet age, action can be as simple as clicking a link and signing a petition or joining a mailing list. Access Alliance is a disability rights group formed with the goal of getting Access Legislation in New Zealand. There is a critical need for those with communication disorders and supportive advocates to have their voices heard in this Alliance. Joint the Access Matters Amplification Facebook page by clicking here. Or follow their Twitter feed @AccessForAllNZ 

Quick wins: Five-minute actions

Elizabeth Knowles of Speech Language Illustrated is kindly creating one of her beautiful illustrations for the cover of the Week of Connection edition of Communication Matters. We would love to see your own “candid” shots from your work for our illustrator to use as she creates images for the Week of Connection. Snap a picture of yourself or your colleagues in action! If clients are in the photos Beth can maintain their privacy by significantly changing what they look like while at the same time preserving the integrity of their pose and facial expression in the image. Send images here.

We want to celebrate Communication Accessible people and organisations! Click here to find out how you can contribute and nominate communication accessible.

For more actions, sign up here here or email your area rep if you would like to pass out custom pens, lanyards, posters, or sticky notes to help get the message out. 

Change the world: Bigger actions

Could you participate in making a bigger splash during the Week of Connection? How about talking to your local media to promote our client populations, presenting to your child’s class about what we do, or running connection activities within your workplace?   Would you like to mentor someone early in their career or invite someone to shadow you to see first hand how great our profession is. 

In preparing for the Week of Action, videos and visits to members of parliament are critical to build momentum. The sky is the limit!