Decision-making Focus Group: Volunteers wanted

Has someone ever been appointed to make decisions for you or someone you know? Have you or someone you know ever needed support to make a decision? If so, would you be willing to share your views at a focus group hosted by the Wellington Deaf Society?  Te Aka Matua … Read more

Outdoor Accessibility Survey

Recreation Aotearoa and the Department of Conservation are doing an online survey about the outdoor recreation activities people with disabilities and tāngata whaikaha Māori would like to be doing, and the experiences they’ve had in the outdoors. Providers of outdoor recreation activities and spaces currently have little information about the experiences … Read more

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Landmark Ombudsman opinion sheds light on lack of education in NZSL

Christchurch, New Zealand – February 28, 2024: In response to a comprehensive 14-page opinion from the Office of the Ombudsman, highlighting historical shortcomings from the Ministry of Education, Deaf Aotearoa and Deaf Children NZ are demanding immediate action. The opinion, released today, reveals systemic failures in the Ministry of Education’s … Read more

Ministry of Education’s unreasonable omissions in NZSL in education strategy

Representatives from a Deaf Disabled People’s Organisation (Deaf Aotearoa), who advocate for the rights of Deaf people in New Zealand, have raised concerns about the Ministry of Education’s (the Ministry) strategy to progress New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) in education. Deaf Aotearoa believes that the ‘Development Map for NZSL in … Read more