The Human Rights Commission has published a draft discussion paper considering accessibility issues for disabled people. The paper focuses on three main areas of accessibility; the built environment, access to information and independent voting. After discussing the relevant international human rights, the paper then makes a number of recommendations to improve accessibility. Of particular note is a recommendation that "the New Zealand Government Web Standards be made mandatory for all district health boards, territorial local authorities and Crown entities". The Human Rights Commission is receiving feedback on the draft paper. The closing date for feedback is 30 March 2012. For more information see here.