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Enhancing Accessibility: An Objective Assessment of the Availability, Navigability and Understandability of Legislation

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dc.contributor.author Chan, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-30T01:36:32Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-12T02:32:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-30T01:36:32Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-12T02:32:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20981
dc.description.abstract Accessibility of legislation in New Zealand has been widely impacted since the establishment of the New Zealand Legislation website, which allows free access to primary legislation and some secondary legislation. This paper explores the three factors that are included within the umbrella term of accessibility: availability of legislation, navigability of legislation and understandability of legislation. Availability of legislation is examined through the provision of primary and secondary legislation and the impact of the Legislation Bill on the provision of secondary legislation. Navigability of legislation is examined through the process of finding amendments on the New Zealand Legislation website within the particular piece of legislation. Finally, understandability is studied in terms of readability and whether objectively, legislation has become easier to read from 1841-2018. A series of readability tests have been conducted over five different time periods where significant reprints occurred in New Zealand in order to establish trends and determine whether there has been an improvement in readability over time. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Accessibility of legislation en_NZ
dc.subject Readability tests en_NZ
dc.subject Availability of legislation en_NZ
dc.subject Navigability of legislation en_NZ
dc.subject Understandability of legislation en_NZ
dc.title Enhancing Accessibility: An Objective Assessment of the Availability, Navigability and Understandability of Legislation en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Law School en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Faculty of Law / Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180102 Access to Justice en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180108 Constitutional Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180120 Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.school School of Law en_NZ

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