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Government Digital Accessibility Forum

New Zealand’s second Government Digital Accessibility Forum (GDAF) was held on on Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

GDAF featured a range of speakers sharing their experiences of working to make digital information and services more accessible across New Zealand’s public service.

This year’s webinar was open to all interested in hearing about accessibility in the public sector.

When and where

Date: Thursday 16 May 2024
Time: 10am to 12 noon
Format: Free online webinar, via Microsoft Teams.

Registration for GDAF 2024

This event is closed.

Event agenda

  • Part One: keynote speakers, and presentations from public sector agencies
  • 10-minute break
  • Part Two: panel discussion and Q&A

Event accessibility

This event had New Zealand Sign Language interpretation.

If you have any accessibility requirements, email us at and we’ll do our best to meet your requests.

About GDAF

GDAF was launched on Global Accessibility Awareness Day .

The forum is a free online event that brings together government organisations to share their experiences and insights about creating an accessible digital public service that disabled people can use.

The goal of GDAF is to create a space for public servants to share their ideas for advancing the accessibility of public information and services in New Zealand.

Highlights from last year’s event

Last year, speakers from the Department of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Social Development shared updates about progress in digital accessibility and the challenges that disabled people face.

These talks were followed by a panel discussion featuring digital accessibility specialists with lived experience covering:

  • artificial intelligence and accessibility
  • challenges and opportunities in creating accessible digital workplaces
  • how organisations can work together for collective impact.

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