Hāpai Access Card

Thinking Differently About Disability


The Hāpai Foundation is a new and innovative disability foundation but built on a rich history of success.

 

Our vision is to create a more inclusive Aotearoa by helping more people to

“think differently about disability”.

 

A key project to enable this is the Hāpai Access Card.

 

Introducing The Hāpai Access Card


Disabled access is a legal requirement for business. But did you know that disabled customers also have rights regarding the experience that they have? 

 

Unfortunately, shopping and buying goods is an everyday experience where disabled people often reported unequal treatment. 

 

The card is a proven, best practice mechanism to help in closing the gap between business and the disabled community, as well as also creating a more inclusive society by removing the barriers that many of our disabled Kiwis face when it comes to getting out and about.

 

 

How Does It Work?


  • Providing disabled customers with a mechanism to alert retail staff to the barriers they may face when purchasing or experiencing a product or service.
     

  • Educating retailers and their frontline staff on how to effectively and empathetically remove barriers for disabled customers.
     

  • Rewarding the organisations that authentically take part by activating the "Purple Dollar".
     

  • Improving customer experience for people with disabilities by connecting them to trained organisations where they know they will be served well.
     

  • Incentivising the disabled community to support businesses by way of a discount/offers card scheme.

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The Hãpai Foundation is a registered charitable organisation which serves the needs of individuals living with an intellectual disability and their families. Our Charities Commission number is CC56454. Donations over $5 NZD are eligible for a tax deduction subject to Inland Revenue guidelines: https://philanthropy.org.nz/tax-benefits-for-charitable-giving/ https://www.ird.govt.nz/topics/income-tax/tax-credits/tax-credits-for-donations