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Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand

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Name
Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand
Category
Community Groups
Address
2 White Street
Taradale 4112
DHB
Hawke's Bay
Phone
06 845 9008
Fax
06 8441208
Email
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Community Group Types
Community Group Types
Community Group TypesStatusDetails
Health and Disability Support Groups and Contacts Yes
Community Organisations Yes
Updated: 14 Dec 2009
Description
Description
Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand is a Deaf-led, not-for-profit organisation formed more than 30 years ago by D/deaf New Zealanders.
The organisation focuses on promoting Awareness of, Access to and Advancement of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) – to help strengthen
the rights of Deaf people and give them the confidence to be an active part
of society.
As the only nationwide provider of services to Deaf people, Deaf Aotearoa provides information on a range of services, including legal advice, education opportunities and employment issues.
Deaf Aotearoa also works with government agencies, businesses and other organisations to provide information and resources on life for Deaf New Zealanders, the Deaf community and NZSL.
Updated: 6 Sep 2010
Special Features
Special Features
Deaf Aotearoa:
• Promotes the advancement of human rights for Deaf people
• Celebrates NZSL
• Works with Dedication, Discipline and Determination to strengthen the rights
of Deaf people
As a member of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Deaf Aotearoa is accountable to the Federation’s principles – promoting the human rights of Deaf people in accordance with the objectives of the Charter of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Services
Deaf Aotearoa provides Deaf New Zealanders with knowledge, information, resources and skills - enabling them to independently manage events in their own lives.
Deaf Aotearoa delivers a variety of services including needs assessment, service coordination, equipment assessment and employment consultants
Updated: 6 Sep 2010

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