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New Zealand's first bank to receive Accessibility Tick.

Westpac New Zealand is the first New Zealand bank to achieve the Accessibility Tick for our commitment to becoming more accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities.

“Roughly one in four Kiwis has some form of disability, many of whom are willing and able to work but can’t find a job. Whether employing, supporting, or helping them do business with us, we’re helping people with disabilities access Westpac more easily," General Manager of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Gina Dellabarca says.

  • We have reviewed all our signage to ensure it is clear and easy to understand, are redesigning our branches to ensure they are dementia friendly in terms of layout, fixtures and fittings and quiet areas and are installing tactile ground surface indicators and braille signage in our Takutai Square site for visually impaired people.
  • Accessibility Tick programme lead Louise von Sierakowski said: "We applaud Westpac for its willingness to get involved at an early stage to lead the way for a more accessible and inclusive New Zealand."

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