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Ministerial Committee on Disability Issues
Who we work with
Disability in New Zealand today
Key facts and figures about disability in New Zealand
Shifting beliefs about disability
History of disability in New Zealand
Outcome 1 - Education
Outcome 2 - Employment and economic security
Outcome 3 - Health and wellbeing
Outcome 4 - Rights protection and justice
Outcome 5 - Accessibility
Outcome 6 - Attitudes
Outcome 7 - Choice and control
Outcome 8 - Leadership
About the Strategy
Making it work
Strategy in Action - real life stories
Disability Action Plan 2014-2018
Listening to the voices of children with disabilities in New Zealand
About New Zealand Sign Language
NZSL Board Action Plan 2016 - 2018
About the NZSL Board
NZSL Tools and Resources
NZSL Act 2006
Update on the Disability Survey
About the Convention
Implementation of the Convention in New Zealand
Framework to promote, protect and monitor implementation of the Convention
NZ Sign Language
/ NZSL News
NZSL Week 8-14 May 2017
Find out what's happening during New Zealand Sign Language Week 2017.
New NZSL e-learning resource released
Learn NZSL is a free e-learning resource developed by the Deaf Studies Research Unit at Victoria University of Wellington, supported by the NZSL Fund.
'Sign High' TV series made by Northland's Tiaho Trust
A television series has been made by Northland’s Tiaho Trust to build understanding of NZSL and the lives of Deaf people. It was made with a grant from the NZSL Fund. Find out more.
Scope agreed for NZSL Board Actions 2B and 1D - 9 October 2016
The NZSL Board approved the scope of two critical actions for the Deaf community at their meeting in October 2016.
NZSL Assessment Toolkit - 2 September 2016
Kelston Deaf Education Centre and van Asch Deaf Education Centre successfully applied for funding from the NZSL Board to create an NZSL Assessment Toolkit for three to 11-year-old learners.
Free e-learning resources being developed for NZSL learners - 13 July 2016
Victoria University Deaf Studies Research Unit is developing a a free online suite of interactive exercises for NZSL learners with funding from the first round of the NZSL Fund.
Deaf script development workshop - 31 May 2016
An opportunity for members of the Deaf community to create a new theatre script with some of New Zealand's leading Deaf and hearing writers, storytellers, and directors.
Deaf-inclusive New Zealand - 15 May 2016
Read a summary of progress made by the Ministry of Education and its partners on Deaf education since 2013.
NZSL content offers Deaf community better legal information - 12 May 2016
The Deaf community will now have better access to information about their legal rights. Find out more.
Law & Policy
10th anniversary of NZSL week - 10 May 2016
10th anniversary of New Zealand Sign Language week
New video interpreting services launched - 10 May 2016
New Zealand Sign Language Week was marked by the Government's announcement of a new Video Interpreting Service for deaf and hearing impaired New Zealanders.
Deaf community celebrates 10 years of NZSL Week - 9 May 2016
The Deaf community marked the 10th anniversary of NZSL week.