New Zealand Sign Language Week

New Zealand Sign Language WeekNew Zealand Sign Language Week takes place from 4 to 10 May 2015. Deaf Aotearoa organises this celebration of one of the country’s official languages, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

NZSL Week helps promote the language and aims to raise awareness about New Zealand’s Deaf community. It also provides the Deaf Community a chance to put their hands up and be heard, and to stand proud as Deaf as well as promoting their language and culture.

NZSL events at the library

NZSL Week 2015 posterStories in NZ Sign Language, South Library, Thursday 7 May, 10:00am
Come along and celebrate NZSL week with a storytime with a difference! Stories, rhymes and songs will be spoken and signed.
NZ Sign Language Taster Class, South Library, Thursday 7 May, 11:00am
Join this free taster class to learn some basic NZ Sign Language.

Library resources

Other resources

Kiwa Media has produced an iPad and iPhone app for Hairy Maclary which uses NZSL. The app can be purchased through iTunes.

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