1. 1993
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    Sounds or Silence?

    In the early 1990s, due to a breakthrough in technology, cochlear implants were starting to become the norm. The Deaf community worldwide viewed cochlear implants as a device that disregarded the need for access to sign language. Others considered such devices a miracle. In 1993, ‘60 Minutes’ investigated this controversial topic in New Zealand.

  2. 1994
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    A Deafening Silence

    A ‘Frontline’ documentary that touches upon an on-going topic - Deaf Education - in the Deaf community, not only in New Zealand but worldwide as well. In 2019, the message remains as familiar as it was twenty-five years ago.

  3. 1994
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    NZ gets 8 more NZSL interpreters from the first AIT Diploma class

    The first graduates of the Diploma in NZSL Interpreting course will start working in the community, enabling Deaf people to achieve their rights to access a range of settings and services.

  4. 1992
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    NZSL interpreting course begins

    The first NZSL interpreting course has recently started in Auckland, being led by Drs. David and Rachel McKee. We take a peek at one of their NZSL classes, and Rachel predicts the areas of work graduates will go into.

  5. 2000
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    Inside Out: The Art of Signing

    Inside Out produces a programme about New Zealand Sign Language, its value to the Deaf community as well as its artistic forms.