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NZSL interpreter during Covid-19 pandemic

NZSL interpreter during Covid-19 pandemic

Sign language interpreter Jenn Gilbert in action during Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Finance Minister Grant Robertson's COVID-19 media update at the Beehive Theatrette, 1 April 2020.

In recent years NZSL interpreters have been visible in the media during public emergencies and major events such as the Canterbury earthquakes, the March 2019 mosque shootings and the COVID-19 pandemic. However, most of their everyday work is in more private situations such as healthcare, workplaces, social services, etc.

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Rachel McKee, 'New Zealand Sign Language - Ghost page', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/47341/nzsl-interpreter-during-covid-19-pandemic (accessed 22 January 2021)

Story by Rachel McKee, published 28 Aug 2020, updated 1 Sep 2020