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Empowering Access – Deaf Aotearoa's Role In Signing The Election Debates

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:44 am | Deaf Aotearoa

Amazing work! I don't know how the team does it when there is so much talking over the top of each other. In a monumental effort, the team at Deaf Aotearoa embarked on a mission to usher in a new era of inclusion for the Deaf community across New ... More >>

Deaf Aotearoa's Panel Discussion Aims To Shape A Brighter Future For Deaf Young People

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 10:58 am | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa, New Zealand’s leading organisation advocating for the rights and well-being of the deaf community, is holding a panel discussion with deaf families on 29th September, following on from this week’s International Week of the Deaf, ... More >>

Deaf Aotearoa Congratulates Victoria Manning MNZM On Her Re-Election To The World Federation Of The Deaf Board

Monday, 31 July 2023, 12:45 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa, the leading organisation representing the deaf community in New Zealand, extends congratulations to Victoria Manning MNZM on her successful re-election to the prestigious World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Board for a second term. Victoria's ... More >>

Deaf Aotearoa Calls On Kiwis To Embrace New Zealand Sign Language

Thursday, 4 May 2023, 3:19 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

This New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week, which runs from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th May, Deaf Aotearoa is encouraging Kiwis to put their hands up and give signing a go to promote inclusivity for the Deaf community. Lachlan Keating, Chief Executive ... More >>

This Friday 23rd September Is International Day Of Sign Languages

Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 5:46 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

International Day of Sign Languages is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all Deaf people and other sign language users. New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is one of Aotearoa’s three official ... More >>

This Friday 23rd September Is International Day Of Sign Languages

Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 5:46 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

International Day of Sign Languages is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all Deaf people and other sign language users. New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is one of Aotearoa’s three official ... More >>

Government Funding For New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Programme To Benefit Families Hardest To Reach

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 12:50 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

A $2.8m funding boost for Deaf Aotearoa’s First Signs programme means families of Deaf toddlers and pre-schoolers in more remote regions, such as Hawke’s Bay, Northland and Central Otago will have access to better resources and support. “We ... More >>

Deaf Aotearoa: Kiwis Need To Embrace New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), Like They Embrace Te Reo Māori

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 1:33 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

As NZSL Week gets underway this week, Deaf Aotearoa are encouraging everyday Kiwis to give their attention to this language in the same way Kiwis have been embracing Te Reo, to help provide a more inclusive tomorrow for Aotearoa’s Deaf community. ... More >>

Deaf Aotearoa Welcomes Government’s Announcement On Disability Support System Transformation

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 4:21 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is pleased to see the Government’s recent announcement, by the Ministers for Disability Issues and Health, regarding reforms to New Zealand’s disability support system and the establishment of legislation to ensure access for Deaf and ... More >>

Increased Independence And Fitness Sees David Soar

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 12:44 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf man David Clark is a regular at the Pettigrew Green Arena Gym in Taradale and is glad to be back at it now that New Zealand has moved to Level 1. With the gym closed during lockdown, Clark has been making good use of weights at his home at ... More >>

Using Hauora To Turn Andrew’s Life Around

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 11:24 am | Deaf Aotearoa

Physically worn down, depressed, close to giving up all hope and in desperate need for support. That was the life for Andrew Willoughby when Deaf Aotearoa came into his life. It had all come to head in Nelson Hospital. Facing a lengthy stay in hospital ... More >>

Thinking Outside The Box To Get More Deaf New Zealanders Into Work

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 2:43 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

A willingness to think differently, finding new ways to upskill Deaf people, and supporting businesses is a key priority for the employment team at Deaf Aotearoa. For many businesses, hiring a Deaf employee often presents their very first interaction ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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