Some of the items featured in the June 1993 (Vol 7. No. 1) issue of ‘NFD Communicate’:
- The Nelson Deaf Club says that a telephone relay service was a high priority for them. After fundraising and advocacy efforts, a successful two-month trial was set up in August 1991 with 8 TDD’s operating with a total of 60 calls.
- NZAD and the Auckland Welfare Office for the Deaf are moving to new offices in New Lynn. NZAD will also be changing to the ‘Deaf Association of New Zealand, and ‘Head Office’ will be the ‘National Office’. All Welfare Offices will be called Deaf Community Offices, with the Social Workers called ‘Service Coordinators’.
- A ‘NZSL and Deaf Culture Forum’ was organised by the Deaf Education and Advocacy Forum Inc, with 57 people attending. A storytelling competition was held. It was hoped that this would be the start of regular storytelling competitions in NZSL throughout the country.
- Christine Carr is doing a survey on Deaf people’s experiences when they tried to continue their education after leaving school.
- NFD invites all Deaf and hearing impaired school children to enter a poster competition to design the 1993 Deafness Awareness Week poster.