The Accessibility Advisory Group (AAG) is currently made up of six people from a range of backgrounds, with the support from representatives from the Kāpiti District Council
Sue Emirali (Chair)
I love being part of the Kapiti Community and appreciate how easy it is for me to access everything I need. One of the main reasons I joined the Accessibility Advisory Group is I would like to see a community where everyone can have easy access everywhere. This includes access to information and the environment in a way that is best for the individual.
I’m representing people with disabilities and helping make the Kapiti Coast accessible for the whole community. I had a sporting injury which resulted in a spinal injury and am permanently in a wheelchair.I have a background in quantity surveying, architectural drafting and currently have small building company that builds residential homes that are designed for adaptability and accessibility.
I’m on the National Executive Committee for Disabled Persons Assembly, as well as serving on the Board of Autism New Zealand.
I’m Autistic and deaf which has seen me become increasingly passionate about disability issues and increasing accessibility of access and information.
I want our local community to improve accessibility for all people, across all ages.