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From: Nic Lane

Dear Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa,

Are you able to supply your Risk Assessment and Management Plan in regards to meeting the current Web Accessibility & Usability Standards for creativenz.govt.nz and portal.creativenz.govt.nz.

Yours faithfully,

Nic Lane

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From: Pip O'Flaherty
Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

Kia ora Nic

Thank you for your email requesting Creative New Zealand's Risk Assessment and Management Plan in regards to meeting the current Web Accessibility & Usability Standards for creativenz.govt.nz and portal.creativenz.govt.nz.

While the Official Information Act provides for a response to be made within 20 working days* ie 4 February 2020, we hope to be in touch with a response well before then.

* Response date takes into account these holidays:
Christmas (Dec 25th 2019)
Boxing Day (Dec 26th 2019)
Summer holidays (Dec 27th - Jan 15th)

Please note, the three weeks between Christmas Day and 15 January 2020 don't count as working days. This means that any OIA request submitted from now may take a bit longer.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about our request process.

Ngâ mihi
Pip O’Flaherty
Senior Adviser Organisational Performance
Kaiârahi Matua Whakatakoto Mahere, Pûrongo
Working hours: 9.30 am to 2.30 pm Monday to Thursday

Creative New Zealand | Toi Aotearoa
DDI: +64 4 4980737 | Ext: 737
E: pip.o’[email address] | W: creativenz.govt.nz
Level 2, 2-12 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
PO Box 3806, Wellington 6140
 

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From: Nic Lane

Dear Pip O'Flaherty,

Thanks for acknowledging this request.

Yours sincerely,

Nic Lane

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From: Pip O'Flaherty
Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa


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Tçnâ koe Nic

 

Creative New Zealand’s response to your request for information is
attached.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any clarification.

 

Ngâ mihi

Pip O’Flaherty

Senior Adviser Organisational Performance

Kaiârahi Matua Whakatakoto Mahere, Pûrongo

Working hours: 9.30 am to 2.30 pm Monday to Thursday

 

DDI: +64 4 4980737 | Ext: 737

E: [1]pip.o’[email address] | W: [2]creativenz.govt.nz

Level 2, 2-12 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

PO Box 3806, Wellington 6140

 

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From: Nic Lane

Kia Ora Pip & David,

My understanding from this reply is that your good reason for not supplying this request is because you haven’t developed such assessments and plans:

a. because you think creativenz.govt.nz conforms, and

b. because the Government’s Chief Digital Officer hasn’t notified you on the non-conformance of portal.creativenz.govt.nz.

The outdated 2001 Disability Act (which Creative NZ refers to in their current Diversity Policy 2015), states:

9.2 Provide opportunities for disabled people to create, perform and develop their own arts, and to access arts activities.

My understanding of this would imply autonomy, which isn’t present in the current design, notably not accommodating for NZSL as an official language, by currently having to enter text in the ‘What’, ‘How’, ‘Who’, & ‘How Much’ fields.

Potentially yes you have inclusive ways to counter not achieving a universal design, but maybe this could also be an indicator as to why no applications have been received in this language on the portal to date.

In regards to your Diversity Policy we see this as Creative New Zealand placing “significant barriers to accessing [y]our support and [y]our resources (this includes making sure [y]our own communications and application processes meet, as far as possible, agreed standards for removing barriers”.

This is but one example of something that could be seen as Significant (4) on a risk severity scale ( https://www.digital.govt.nz/standards-an... ) due to the barriers/discrimination placed against a particular community and their inability to have self-sovereignty.

I have reached out to Rachel but would recommend Creative New Zealand develops their own internal accessibility advisory group, conducts an audit on your peer-assessors to ensure fair representation, continues to reach out for support, and reviews your Diversity Policy to align it with the 2016 Disability Strategy and 2019 Disability Action Plan (that the Arts Council is not currently signed onto).

He waka eke noa,

Nic Lane

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From: Pip O'Flaherty
Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

Kia ora

 

I'm away from work and will be back in the office on Thursday. Please
contact Elizabeth Beale on [email address] if your
query is urgent.

 

Ngā mihi

Pip

 

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From: Pip O'Flaherty
Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

Hi Nic

Thanks very much for taking the time to provide this information.

I will pass on to our Policy Team.

Ngā mihi
Pip
DDI: +64 4 4980737 | Ext: 737 [mobile number]
Working hours: 9.30 am to 2.30 pm Monday to Thursday

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