For many New Zealanders, when Covid-19 Alert Level 3 was announced, food shopping was a top priority. However, our disabled community discovered that safe and accessible shopping provided a number of challenges during the pandemic. In person shopping became a challenge for many disabled people in Aotearoa – for some, online shopping was a necessary and important solution, but for others, it was a reminder that even essential services could be completely inaccessible.
Play video for Prudence Walker and Jonathan Godfrey’s stories about food and shopping during Alert Levels 3 & 4 this year.
This video contains the following accessibility features: NZSL, Captions in English & te reo Māori; Audio Description.
The DPO Coalition acknowledges the contribution of all disability sector organisations to make sure that the wellbeing of, informational needs, and support for disabled people was monitored and improved upon throughout the impact of COVID-19.