The Ministry for Social Development and our Ministry's Office for Disability Issues are talking with the Deaf community to understand their views on some ideas for changing the NZSL Act.

Everyone is welcome to give feedback, and consultation is open until 5pm on Friday 11 November.

You can provide feedback:

  • by attending an open community meeting that will be led by Deaf presenters in NZSL
  • by attending a hui for Turi Māori and whānau that will be led by Deaf presenters in NZSL
  • online through an NZSL video or written submission.

Find out more information about the changes to the NZSL Act and how to take part, visit the Office of Disability Issues website: NZSL Act Consultation 2022 external URL