CCS Disability Action's How's it Going? (trademark) mobile app took out the "Most innovative Technology or Research in 2014/15" category at the New Zealand Disability Support Network Awards.
The award recognises an idea that has been translated "into a product of technology or a part of service that has created or contributed great value towards the disability sector by a service provider."
How's it Going? is a free conversation and self-reflection tool that can support people to work out whether they are living the life they want. People can also use it to talk, or think, about where they are at and where they want to be.
CCS Disability Action first developed How's it Going? in 2012. In addition to the mobile app, it is available in Te reo, easy read, large print, e-text and braille.
Peter Wilson, National Manager of Partnerships & Projects at CCS Disability Action, is excited that CCS Disability Action has been acknowledged at the NZDSN awards.
"We originally developed this tool because disabled people told us they want more say and control in their lives. People have told us that How's it Going? can be really useful in identifying the things in their lives that are going well and the things that they might want to improve or change. Reflecting in this way and then having the conversation you want is very powerful," he says.
The content in How's it Going? is not specific to people who are supported by CCS Disability Action or people with disabilities and can be used by anyone.
You can download the free app via Google Play or iTunes or find out more on the dedicated How's it Going? section of the CCS Disability Action website.