We are the focal point in government on disability issues. We are working toward a vision of New Zealand being a non-disabling society - a place where disabled people have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Adapting TeachSign for Te Reo Māori settings

It was identified in August 2017 at a two-day Think Tank meeting that there was a need for the TeachSign curriculum to be adapted to help NZSL tutors teach NZSL specifically in Te Reo Māori settings.
NZSL video

Funding for NZSL initiatives

15 June 2018 - Media announcement from the Minister for Disability Issues Hon Carmel Sepuloni. NZSL Board funding to be awarded to national and local initiatives to promote the use of NZSL.
Media release
NZSL video

Live Q&As for System Transformation of the Disability Support System

Coming soon.... More live-stream question and answer sessions about the transformation of the disability support system, with programme lead Sacha O'Dea. You will be able to submit your questions via YouTube for Sacha to answer.
Health & wellbeing
Choice & control

These outcome areas will contribute to achieving the vision of the New Zealand Disability Strategy.