Findings from the review
18. The NZSL Act has been in operation for just over five years. Expectations for change have been high among the Deaf community. The responses from submitters made it clear that these expectations have not necessarily been met.
“[While] the NZSL Act has validated the status of Deaf people in New Zealand, … it has not brought with it many of the changes that the community expected to see” (Deaf Aotearoa).
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