Story: New Zealand Sign Language

Celebrating the Sign Language Act 2006

Celebrating the Sign Language Act 2006

In 2002 the government set up an Office for Disability Issues and introduced policies that took greater account of the needs of disabled people. This included making New Zealand sign language an official language, and in 2006 the New Zealand Sign Language Act became law. Here supporters celebrate the passing of the measure on the steps of Parliament.

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Rachel McKee, 'New Zealand Sign Language - Ghost page', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2022)

Story by Rachel McKee, published 25 Aug 2020, updated 1 Sep 2020