Discover Canterbury: Sign Language Week

Students from Van Asch performing. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. CCL-FlKr-35889542023.

Running from 6-12 May 2024, New Zealand Sign Language Week this year has the theme "an Aotearoa where anyone can sign anywhere" (Deaf Aotearoa Holdings Limited). Conducted every May by Deaf Aotearoa, NZSL Week began in 2007 after the official recognition of New Zealand Sign Language in 2006. The aim is "to elevate awareness and appreciation of NZSL and the Deaf community, while fostering empowerment and unity among its members".

See our page on New Zealand Sign Language for NZSL resources and information.

Check out our collection of DEAFinitely newsletters from the Deaf Society of Canterbury Inc available on Canterbury Stories.

If you have any photographs that you would like to add to our collections, you can contribute via the Discovery Wall website. 

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