Journal

Explore our collection of stories, news articles and portfolio pieces from the Able team and community.

A collection to educate and inspire

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Stories

Ngā kōrero

24 January 2022

Shawn and her husband kneel by a llama

Shawn’s Story

"Being visually impaired can be very isolating and lonely.  You feel like you miss so much in…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

20 January 2022

A headshot of Pauline, a young woman with blonde hair

Pauline’s Story

"I hope that big powers keep learning from disabled people and prioritising us. I hope they see…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

10 January 2022

A headshot of Sam Smith, who has dark hair and a beard, and a slight smile as he looks down the barrel of the camera

Sam’s Story

"I remember, when I was a child I saved up money for weeks (I still can’t believe…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

21 December 2021

Gabriella stands in a garden, wearing a violet top.

Gabriella’s Story

Kia ora, Gaby. Tell us a bit about yourself! I grew up in the Coromandel Peninsula, and…

News

Kōrero

20 December 2021

The Able colours and shapes.

2021’s Audio Description Wrapped: The best descriptions of New Zealand TV this year.

The experience of consuming media for people who access the world through sound, rather than sight, involves…

News

Kōrero

11 November 2021

An image of a light blue circle, which overlaps with a violet square, with a teal intersection.

Able’s Brand Evolution

Able has been on an incredible journey since its inception. Growing from TVNZ’s ‘Access Services’ Department into…

News

Kōrero

7 November 2021

Mist on the craggy New Zealand hillside.

Able – Our Story

Everyone should be able to connect. Able to understand the story, able to share the laughter, able…

Stories

Ngā kōrero

21 October 2021

Norelle sitting in her living room knitting

Norelle’s Story

"Captions have certainly helped me in the times that my brain’s been in a fog, and I…