Inclusive NZSL Communities

Six Deaf people with additional disabilities

  • share their experiences and insights
  • give suggestions on how we can develop an inclusive NZSL community

The information shared is relevant for others who know and work with Deaf people with disabilities in education, in services, in the workplace or within your family.

The six topics are:

1. Being Deaf and Disabled

Describing experiences and feelings as Deaf people with additional disabilities.

2. Our Identity

Talking about identities and self-awareness insights

3. Different Worlds

Sharing experiences when navigating the Deaf world, hearing world and the disability world

4. Feeling Equal

Discussing thoughts about equality and inclusion.

5. Our Challenges

Explaining some of the challenges faced


6. Being an Inclusive NZSL Community

Guidance for creating an inclusive NZSL community


Thanks to the NZSL Board for funding this project.

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