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Save the date — Government Digital Accessibility Forum

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

GDAF will feature a range of speakers sharing their experiences of working to make digital information and services more accessible across New Zealand’s public service. It will also provide opportunities for questions and discussions.

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

Call for presenters, panellists and topics

Email us at if you’d like to:

  • express interest in being a presenter or panellist
  • submit ideas, questions, or topics you’d like to see covered.

Dates and registration

Format: Online only

Online registrations will open soon. Save the date and check this page for updates.

Event accessibility

This event will have 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.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s forum.

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