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COVID-19 Sign Language Interpreters Under Pressure Due To Online Criticism

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 12:26 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa and the Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand (SLIANZ) say sharing online parody videos and memes of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) interpreters causes added stress on their interpreters who are providing access to important COVID-19 ... More >>

Promoting the legal recognition of sign languages

Monday, 27 January 2020, 6:43 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

A group of international delegates will convene in Wellington this week for a two-day workshop progressing a collaborative project aimed at promoting the legal recognition of sign languages in Asia Pacific countries. More >>

Three accolades for NZ’s work supporting Deaf people

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 8:32 am | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa received three accolades at the World Federation of the Deaf General Assembly held in Paris on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd July, recognising its work promoting Deaf rights and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). More >>

Statement on Christchurch Emergency briefing

Monday, 20 February 2017, 9:45 am | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is disappointed by the lack of visibility of a New Zealand Sign Language interpreter at a Civil Defence Emergency briefing in Christchurch yesterday afternoon. More >>

Deaf Aotearoa Hosts World Federation of the Deaf

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:51 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is proud to be hosting the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Board members during New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week, May 9th - 15th, 2016. More >>

Deaf Aotearoa welcomes captioning increase

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 1:53 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa are welcoming the announcement of increased captioning by Able, New Zealand’s independent provider of accessible television, as a move toward a more accessible and inclusive media industry. More >>

With Sign Language Rights, Our Children Can!

Monday, 21 September 2015, 2:39 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

New Zealand’s Deaf community is marking this week’s International Week of the Deaf (IWD) with a renewed focus on children. IWD is an annual initiative by the World Federation of the Deaf, for which Deaf Aotearoa is the New Zealand representative. More >>

Deaf Aotearoa applaud NZ On Air funding announcement

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 2:16 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa are thrilled with the announcement that NZ On Air will be providing additional funding for captioning on TV One, TV2, TV3 and FOUR. Independent captioning and audio description service Able will receive $400,000 more in the coming year, ... More >>

Deaf people: Don’t you forget about me

Monday, 11 May 2015, 1:26 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

The blaring sound of a fire alarm is one that we all associate with getting to safety as quickly as possible. For those who are Deaf, however, these sounds are obviously void. While everyone else is making their way away to safety, people who are Deaf ... More >>

New Zealand Sign Language Week 4-10 May 2015

Monday, 13 April 2015, 1:54 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

From 4 - 10 May 2015, Deaf Aotearoa is hosting the ninth New Zealand Sign Language Week – a celebration of one of the country’s official languages: New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). More >>

NZ Sign Language programmes receives $11 million boost

Friday, 29 August 2014, 1:03 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa are thrilled with Education minister Hekia Parata’s announcement this week that $11 million in funding will go towards a range of New Zealand Sign Language initiatives, including First Signs – a programme that involves sign language ... More >>

Deaf Aotearoa pleased with commitment to disability rights

Monday, 11 August 2014, 12:32 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is in support of the Independent Monitoring Mechanism’s (IMM) full report Making Disability Rights Real July 2012 – December 2013, released in Christchurch yesterday. More >>

Deaf Aotearoa wins I Am Auckland Youth Voice Award

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:34 am | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa were thrilled to be honoured in the inaugural I Am Auckland Awards, winning the Youth Voice category, which recognises the best youth worker and organisation in giving young people a voice and creating opportunities for them to have their ... More >>

Hope That NZSL Inquiry's Recommendations Will Be Implemented

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 9:59 am | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa applauds the findings from the Human Rights Commission’s Inquiry into the use and promotion of New Zealand Sign Language “A New Era in the Right to Sign: Report of the New Zealand Sign Language Inquiry”. More >>

Deaf Aotearoa Supports the Use of Video Remote Interpreting

Friday, 17 May 2013, 2:25 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa believes increased access to frontline services via a new video remote interpreter service will greatly benefit the Deaf community. More >>

Learn 25 Signs for NZSL Week

Friday, 10 May 2013, 5:08 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

To celebrate New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week (13-19 May), Deaf Aotearoa is calling on all New Zealanders to learn 25 NZSL signs. More >>

Last Call for NZSL in Action Award Nominations

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 5:13 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Nominations close on Saturday, 30 March for entries into Deaf Aotearoa’s 2013 New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) In Action Awards. More >>

Deaf community affected by Teletext Closure

Friday, 14 December 2012, 4:39 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

New Zealand’s Deaf community will be greatly affected by TVNZ’s decision to drop its Teletext magazine service. The service, which was introduced in 1984 primarily to supply Deaf people with greater access to news and information, will be disbanded ... More >>

Deaf Aotearoa Response to Deaf MP Funding Row

Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 4:32 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa Chief Executive Rachel Noble is not surprised by Parliament’s Speaker ’s refusal to fund support for the country’s first Deaf MP, Mojo Mathers. More >>

Deaf Aotearoa Congratulates NZ’s First Deaf MP

Saturday, 10 December 2011, 5:36 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa Congratulates NZ’s First Deaf MP Deaf Aotearoa hopes the appointment of the country’s first deaf Member of Parliament will raise the profile of deaf people and deaf issues to a wider audience. Mojo Mathers, who was 14 on the Green ... More >>

 

 

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