Today as we celebrate the International Day of People with Disabilities, we hear from Wellington-based artist Pinky Fang. Pinky is visually impaired and has experienced both invisible and visible disability. She says all disabled people deserve respect.
On Tuesday we celebrated with Sir Robert Martin KNZM after he received his award as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Sir Robert is the first person with a learning disability to receive this honour.
The NZSL Board for the first time hired two interns, both members of the Deaf community. Their purpose was clear – to see what support Deaf youth really needed to help guide the Board with NZSL funding decisions.