About

The Invitation is a challenge to every New Zealander to take access action. Together we can make New Zealand the best place in the world to Be.

Watch the video about The Invitation

How does it work?

  1. Organise a screening

  2. Register your screening event

  3. Encourage your guests to pay-it-forward by hosting their own screening. Let’s use this opportunity to make positive change. 

Let us help you! Email info@theinvitation.co.nz if you would like one of the team to facilitate your screening and answer any questions.

 

The Invitation is powered by the Be. Institute, the social change organisation on a mission to create a 100% accessible nation for all New Zealanders.


What is accessibility and who are we serving?

Accessibility is all about our ability to engage with, use, participate in, and belong to, the world around us. For 1 in 4 New Zealanders (25%), access to education, employment and the community can be difficult and limited. Be. Accessible began in 2011 and this social enterprise has a new way of seeing the world. It changes the emphasis from disability (barriers, exclusion) to accessibility and possibility, a sense of engagement and generosity for all access citizens.

An access citizen is a person who

  • Is Blind or has difficulty reading small print

  • Uses a wheelchair or is unable to walk easily

  • Is Deaf or has trouble hearing in noisy places

  • Is carrying a child or has to manoeuvre a stroller

  • Finds it difficult to read or understand things

Also, as we get older, our access requirements increase and by 2030, more than 50% of people over 65 will have at least one impairment.