NZSL Action Plan - Actions for implementation

New Zealand Sign Language Action Plan 2016 – 2018: Update contains the following actions for implementation. This section provides more detail on the actions and progress with implementation. Action scopes will be available in this section, as they are approved.

Action 1D: Deaf leadership in education

This action will investigate and report on barriers (and potential solutions) to Deaf people taking leadership and other roles in deaf education.

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Action 2A: Information for parents of deaf children

This action will look at how parents of deaf children receive information on sign language and how improvements can be made.

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Action 2B: Early on-going access 

This action will explore opportunities to strengthen how deaf babies, children and young people are supported to use NZSL at home as well as at school, in particular looking at early acquisition, learning from fluent NZSL users and the inclusion of families, whānau and communities.

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Action 3C: NZSL Online Hub

This action will explore options to develop and implement an online NZSL hub.


These actions will invest in direct initiatives to support the overall outcomes of Action 4A & 4B

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