NFD Communicate: March 1996

Some of the items featured in the March 1996 (Vol. 5, No. 4) Issue of ‘NFD Communicate’:

  • Rachel Locker McKee argues that it is not appropriate for the Deaf Association to be utilising a large use of untrained people (communicators) to do interpreting work.
  • Kahn Bury delves into genetic factors behind deafness.
  • Sue Williams and Wendy Siviter talk about their experiences growing up as a CODA. Sue interviewed 23 CODAs in her research assignment, part of her sign language interpreter training course in 1994. 
  • The Victoria Deaf womens basketball team will play against the New Zealand womens team in Auckland (10 and 12 April), Palmerston North (14 April) and Christchurch (16 and 18 April).
  • The Manawatu Deaf Drama Group, Madera, travels to the WFD Congress in Austria. They plan to take steps to set up a National Theatre of the Deaf NZ with plans to hold performances in 1996. 
  • The Māori Deaf report is released showing what Māori Deaf want for themselves with a number of recommendations.
  • NZDSA asks for anyone interested in participating in the World Games for the Deaf 1997 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
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