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Accessibility and alternate formats – all-of-government process

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is responsible for coordinating all-of-government’s management of alternate formats – Easy Read, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), braille, audio and large print. It is also responsible for coordinating advice on creating accessible information.

We partner with the three Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs), who provide government with independent and consistent advice about alternate formats. The DPOs are Deaf Aotearoa, Association of Blind Citizens, and People First.

The Accessibility team at MSD provides a centralised service for translating your agency’s content into alternate formats – supporting you to provide the right information, at the right time, in the right way to the disability community.