Waitākere College

New Zealand Sign Language Week

NZ Sign Language Week runs from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th May.

NZSL is essential for Deaf people in education, health, and work places and to be able to participate equally in society.

“This year’s theme ‘New Zealand Sign Language is essential’ recognises the prominence and importance of our third official language, and draws a spotlight on essential workers who are Deaf,” Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni said.

 A range of resources has been developed to encourage more people to sign in their homes, workplaces, schools and universities.

You can learn New Zealand sign language here www.learnnzsl.nz with free online workshops.

 

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