Some of the items featured in the July 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 1) Issue of ‘NFD Communicate’:
- NFD Communicate presents a new look and a new editor.
- Robyn Carter argues that cochlear implants have not been designed or used to make deafness more acceptable to the general public.
- The subtitles team at TVNZ and their One Network news explains that to subtitle one hour of news, it takes their team of three people a total of four hours each day and every night.
- Otago Deaf Society has requested to postpone the Deaf View conference from 1995 to 1997.
- The Board of Trustees of Van Asch College decides to change the name to van Asch Deaf Education Centre.
- TTY emergency service set up; Deaf people can call a special TTY 0800 number in an emergency.
- The NZ Deaf women’s basketball team was selected at trials during Labour Wekeend to go to the Asia Pacific Games. Unfortunately only NZ and Australia entered so there would be no women’s basketball games at the Asia Pacific Games.