Alexia Black

Image description: Alexia Black is smiling and her face is framed by black glasses and short dark hair. She wears a beautiful Pounamu around her neck.

Alexia Black lives in Wellington, New Zealand with her wife Marcia and two daughters.

She has worked in the disability sector for 20 years – 9 with the Disabled Persons’ Organisation (DPO) People First New Zealand Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi, where she managed the Easy Read Translation Service from inception.

Alexia is a Board member of Balance Aotearoa – a DPO for people with lived experience of mental distress and/ or addiction and is completing a Masters in User Experience Design at Victoria University of Wellington. She has served as a Meeting Assistant for Sir Robert Martin KNZM in his role on the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the past four years and is currently working as a Consultant with Inclusion International and Down Syndrome International on their ‘Listen, Include, Respect’ project to create international guidelines on the inclusive participation of people with learning disability.