Workplace disability inclusion -

  • Good for business
  • Good for community
  • Good for Aotearoa
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The New Zealand Disability Employers’ Network is a collective of NZ employers committed to improving disability inclusion and accessibility practices in their own organisations and across Aotearoa.

Our vision

New Zealand organisations realise the true potential of disabled and neurodiverse people, to the benefit of everyone.

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Join us for the second NZDEN Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference 'Unlocking True Potential.
Registrations are open now.

  • 10 August - Pre-Conference Workshop
  • 11 - 12 August - Conference
  • Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Supported by:

  • Accessibility Tick

Home of the Accessibility Tick programme

Members may choose to commit to continuously improving their current practices through our flagship programme The Accessibility Tick.

Our shared commitment

"We work together to move our organisations, and New Zealand, toward full inclusion of disabled and neurodiverse people."

See full details on our Shared Commitment page.

A word from our Chief Executive

"We connected with employers to explore the reasons for the low disability and neurodiversity employment numbers in New Zealand. It quickly became clear that employers wanted to do better, but there was a need for better partnership with them.

We established the NZ Disability Employers' Network to work in partnership with business, Government and disabled people to achieve the best possible outcomes for all."

Phil Turner
NZDEN Chief Executive

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Become a member of the NZDEN and be part of the change.

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