Wellington WWGSD Accessibility

 

Location

Tatum Park is located at 822/850 State Highway 1, Manakau 5573. Access is via the front entrance, marked with the Women Who Get Shit Done logos.

Sessions will be hosted throughout the property, with maps and directions for the session rooms provided on the first night.

 

Getting there

  • Tatum Park is accessible by car, our privately organised bus, or by train.

    • The front entrance is at the end of the driveway, with two steps to the top and a small ramp to the side.

    • The car park is gravelly but quite flat.

  • We will have two group transport options: a bus and a van.

    • The pick up point for both will be Platform 9 at Wellington Station.

    • Platform 9 is accessible by car from Waterloo Quay. This is also the most accessible entrance. It’s on the left heading north just past the Railway Station Building.

    • The wheel chair accessible van will be prioritised for those that require it for medical reasons.

  • We will have a ride-share spreadsheet organised for those who want to drive and offer spots for attendees from out of town.

  • For those taking the train:

    • The closest train station is Waikanae Station on the Kapiti Line, which is a 30 minute drive away. Our volunteers will be able to pick you up if needed and pre-organised. We can ensure the cars meet accessibility requirements.

  • Private car and motorcycle users can park in the car parks in the venue.

  • We will reserve four clearly marked accessibility parking spaces at the front of the venue.

Venue accessibility information

We try to make our events as accessible as possible for as many people to attend as possible. Please see below for specific information regarding certain accessibility factors for this venue. If you have questions, please get in touch.

General information

  • Gender-neutral bathrooms are provided. These are single-stall, with sanitary bins. One is wheelchair accessible, in the main lodge.

  • Carers are welcome at all of our events, please just advise us if this is needed.

  • Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available.

  • The buildings are generally well heated with individual heaters in each. Early in the morning, it may take 10-15 minutes to heat up.

Information for people with physical disabilities

  • The front door is not power assisted, but not too heavy. This could be of difficulty for wheelchair users, and those with limited upper body strength. Assistance is available at the front doors, please just knock for the staff.

  • The front door is at the top of a mild ramp, and we will have people on the front doors from 2-6pm on the first night, and throughout the weekend. There is a lip on the front door which we can either assist the person over or place a small ramp.  

  • An accessible bathroom is located in the main building.

  • The floor is flat and is suitable for most wheelchairs & other mobility aids.

  • There are multiple buildings, but the venue assures us that wheelchairs are able to move with ease between the dining room and the lodge - and around the flat areas

  • We will look to have a 24V 8A charger available, which is suitable for most powerchairs and mobility scooters. You are welcome to charge your equipment using this or your own charger.

  • Comfortable sofas and chairs are available throughout. Blankets and pillows are available for people who need to rest due to fatigue or disability reasons.

Information for Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and sound-sensitive people

  • Induction loop systems are not currently available.

  • Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available.

  • We regretfully do not have the resources for sign language interpreters at our events.

  • The venue can sometimes be loud, but we will have a breakout room which anyone is welcome to use.

Information for blind, partially-sighted people, and photosensitive people

  • Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available.

  • Large print versions of resources are generally available.

  • Audio CD, DAISY CD, MP3 audio, Braille and tactile diagram versions of resources are generally not available, but can be made available upon request.

  • Flicker-free fluorescent lighting is in use throughout the venue. We will have rooms available with curtains to reduce sunlight as well.

 

Information for Autistic, anxious and Neurodiverse people

  • Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available.

  • We welcome anxious or nervous people to come along to all of our events early if they want to talk to an individual contact person before coming along into a group. Please get in touch if you would like to meet someone one-to-one in advance, or turn up early by up to 30 minutes for an easier entry to events.

 

Information for people with severe allergies or who are immunocompromised

  • We welcome the use of safety / particulate masks for those that wish/need to use them.

  • We will require our team and visitors to not open or eat food containing allergens (nuts, etc) if they will affect your health. Please let our team know and we’ll ensure this is put in place for you.

 

First Aid information

  • A First Aid kit is available in the main reception, prominently displayed on the front desk.

  • In a health emergency, you should call 111 from the office phone or from a mobile phone. The address is 822/850 State Highway 1, Manakau 5573.

  • You should also notify our team, who will be wearing admin badges. You will be provided a number to call in your Registration Badge as well. 

 

Food & dietary information

  • Food & drinks are generally available at the venue.

    • We will provide tea, coffee, fresh water, and snacks.

    • Vegan and gluten-, soy-, nut- and dairy-free snacks are generally available and can be bought elsewhere and brought along.

  • You are welcome to bring your own hot or cold food and drink.

  • Tobacco and unlawful drugs are not permitted to be used at the venue. You are welcome to bring your own prescription medication. A smoking area is available outside at the rear of the building.

  • Alcohol will be available to drink over dinner and the evenings. Attendees should manage their own consumption, and excessive drinking will not be allowed.

  • If you have worries or concerns about attending, or about someone you know attending, please get in touch.