NZSL Board's Strategy Planning Framework
The Strategy Planning Framework describes the purpose of the five language planning priorities and the aspirations of how each priority will look like in five years’ time.
NZSL language planning priorities
1. Acquisition: The learning of a language by children and adults.
2. Use/Access: The ability to use a language in any or all domains of society, including within whānau.
3. Attitude: The beliefs and opinions of language users and others towards that language.
4. Documentation: The systematic recording of language use for research and reference.
5. Status: How a language is regarded by its users and others.
Acquisition and use/access are the two key language priorities within the Strategy due to the importance of Deaf and other NZSL users being able to fully learn and use NZSL in all domains of society. The remaining three language priorities: attitude, documentation and status play essential supporting roles to the achievement of NZSL acquisition and use/access.