Clarification on Deaf Aotearoa’s position on the selection of UAE as the host country for the 2027 World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf

Kia ora Aotearoa Deaf community.  We wanted to update you all and share of of the background of the voting process held yesterday. We had many people reaching out to us, thank you. Firstly, Deaf Aotearoa voted for Norway.  NZ delegates Joanne and Craig has opportunity in the break to discuss … Read more

Statement on NZSL Interpreting Qualification changes proposed by the NZSL Board – 1st May 2023

Deaf Aotearoa statement on NZSL Interpreting Qualification changes proposed by the NZSL Board Deaf Aotearoa is deeply concerned about the alternative interpreting qualification process proposed by the NZSL Board. This major policy change could potentially have a significant impact on the Deaf community and the interpreting workforce. The lack of … Read more

Deaf Aotearoa Welcomes Government’s Announcement on Disability Support System Transformation, Expected to Boost Opportunities for Deaf Community

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 disabled New Zealanders. Deaf Aotearoa Chief Executive, Lachlan Keating, says the Government’s planned … Read more