Promotion and Maintenance of New Zealand Sign Language

In 2006, the New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Act was passed, making NZSL an official language of New Zealand. The Office for Disability Issues, as a secretariat, supports the NZSL Board to effectively promote and maintain NZSL.

New Zealand Sign Language Board

The purpose of the NZSL Board is to promote and maintain NZSL by ensuring the development, preservation and acquisition of the language, and to provide expert advice to government and the community on NZSL.

The founding members of the New Zealand Sign Language Board at their first meeting on 4 and 5 June 2015.

Using NZSL Interpreters

Find out how to book and pay for NZSL interpreters, and more information about working with Deaf people, in the online guide:

New Zealand Sign Language Fund


NZSL Fund Round 2 Poster

The NZSL Fund invests in projects that develop and enhance the abilities, access, and rights of the core NZSL community.

Read more about the NZSL Fund

 

 

 

 

 

New Zealand Sign Language Videos

In this section are some video clips in New Zealand Sign Language with information of interest to Deaf people.