Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand (Manawatu office)
1st Floor United Building
74 The Square
Tel: (06) 357 5942
Fax: (06) 357 5700
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Deaf Aotearoa of New Zealand is committed to providing quality services to all Deaf people in New Zealand. The Deaf Aotearoa website (www.deaf.org.nz) has an outline of the major services currently provided by the Deaf Aotearoa.
Deaf Aotearoa was established to promote in every way within New Zealand the interests and welfare of Deaf people. The main aim of Deaf Aotearoa is to have equal access and full participation for all Deaf in Aotearoa, NZ. Deaf Aotearoa helps Deaf people to have full access to the same services and information as all other New Zealander's.
The main services provided by Deaf Aotearoa are:
- Needs Interviews
- Service Coordination
- Information and Advice
- Vocational Training Programmes
- Support in Employment
- Community Education
Most Deaf people use New Zealand Sign Language which is a visual -gestural language. It is a precise construct of hand movements, facial expressions, space and direction, with its own rules for grammar and syntax.
New Zealand Sign Language Interpreters facilitate communication between Deaf and hearing people and an Interpreter can be booked through iSign.
BOOKING AN INTERPRETER:
Contact iSign www.isign.co.nz