NZ Sign Language Week 2015

NZ Sign Language Week 2015

May 5, 2015

Monday was the start of New Zealand Sign Language Week and Disability Commissioner Paul Gibson encourages Kiwis everywhere to celebrate, communicate and connect with Aotearoa's Deaf Community during the week.

As Commissioner Gibson points out, NZSL is one of New Zealand's three official languages and is used by over 20,000 Kiwis everyday. 

New Zealand Sign Language Week runs from 4-10 May. Further information about New Zealand Sign Language events can be found here: www.deaf.org.nz/nzslw-2015-events

 

New Zealand Sign Language Week Resources

A message from Disability Commissioner Paul Gibson

 
A message from Disability Commissioner Paul Gibson

Disability Commissioner Paul Gibson and Deaf Aotearoa have created a message in support of NZ Sign Language Week.

Posted by New Zealand Human Rights Commission on Sunday, 3 May 2015

 

Free NZSL resources available for download

You can download the latest NZSL Week promotional posters, a NZSL alphabet poster or a fact sheet about NZSL Week from the Deaf Aotearoa website here

The Right To Sign: NZSL Inquiry

The Commission carried out an inquiry into the use and promotion of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). The full report of the inquiry, A New Era in the Right to Sign, was launched in Parliament by the Minister for Disability Issues on 3 September 2013. Read the Right to Sign report here.

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