Workshop for New Zealand Sign Language Users

Kia ora koutou,

The Superdiversity Institute is running a workshop for NZSL users on developing online guidance for government departments on the NZSL Act 2006 in Auckland on Tuesday 16 March 2021 and Wellington on Thursday 18 March 2021.

The NZSL Act sets out principles to guide government departments:

  1. The Deaf community should be consulted on matters relating to NZSL;
  2. NZSL should be used in the promotion of government services and provision of information; and
  3. Government services should be made accessible to the Deaf community, including through the use of NZSL.

The Office for Disability Issues has contracted the Superdiversity Institute to develop online guidance for government departments on what this means in practice.

We want to hear from NZSL users about best practice, issues and challenges in:

  • Consultation processes;
  • Using NZSL to promote government services;
  • Using NZSL to make government information available.
  • Making government services accessible to the Deaf community.

What has worked well? What hasn’t worked so well? What do Government Departments need to know about using NZSL and making their services accessible to the Deaf community?

New Zealand Sign Language Survey - Parent To Parent

We are running two workshops, one in Auckland and one in Wellington.

Jubilee Building: Parnell                 
Tuesday 16 March 2021                   

Level 3, 11 Vivian Street, Te Aro
Thursday 18 March 2021                                   

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Register for Auckland here.
Register for Wellington here.

Ngā mihi,                                                                                   
Mai Chen, Antonia Di Maio and Anthony Hill