Deaf Awareness Workshops

What is it?

Do you want to learn about more about the Deaf community, their culture and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) with your colleagues?

Does your organisation or team want to be more inclusive of and accessible for Deaf people?

Our workshops provide insight into the Deaf World. Participants will gain knowledge and confidence in how to successfully include and communicate with Deaf people.

Organisations and businesses benefit from workplace diversity and from ensuring their accessibility. You may have Deaf employees now or in future, and learning practical ways to include Deaf people can have a positive impact on your organisation or business.

Our Deaf Awareness Workshops include:

  • A brief history of New Zealand Sign Language
  • Deaf culture and the Deaf Community
  • About New Zealand Sign Language
  • Communication strategies, including
    • Making information accessible
    • Deaf-friendly environments
    • How to work with NZSL interpreters
    • Where you can go to learn NZSL!

A range of resources and handouts will be provided.  

Courses are delivered by Deaf presenters using an interactive delivery style. iSign interpreters are included to facilitate effective communication.

Upon completion, we will present certificates to show you have completed a Deaf Awareness workshop.

You can choose from:

  • 1-hour Deaf Awareness Workshop. Available virtually or in-person.
  • 2-hour Deaf Awareness Workshop. Available in-person only.

Limited spaces available! Get in touch now to book your workshop!

We support organisations to develop their understanding of the Deaf community and NZSL. We aim to make Aotearoa a more accessible and inclusive place to be.

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