Consultation on potential changes to the NZSL Act 2006.
The New Zealand Sign Language Board fully endorses the review of the NZSL Act and recommended the review in its 2019 annual report to the Minister for Disability Issues.
The Ministry for Social Development (MSD) and the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) are talking with the Deaf community to understand their views on some ideas for changing the NZSL Act. We are also interested in feedback from the wider community.
Consultation on possible changes to the NZSL Act closes on 11 November 2022.
There are three ways you can provide feedback:
- Attending an open community meeting that will be led by Deaf presenters in NZSL
- Attending a hui for Turi Māori and whānau that will be led by Deaf presenters NZSL
- Making a NZSL video or written submission.