NFD Communicate: October 1994

Some of the items featured in the October 1994 (Vol. 8, No. 3) issue of ‘NFD Communicate’:

  • Are people interested in establishing and participating in a Family Support Group for Deaf Plus people?
  • Liz Powell, Deputy Principal of Kelston upon returning from her visit to North Rocks (Sydney) recommends that a bilingual-bicultural group is set up at Kelston for students in the 4-6 year range, to be set up within a year. 
  • A transcript of Hilary McCormack’s speech to AIT sign language interpreters course graduates – ‘Please don’t fly before you can walk’. A total of 8 students graduated.  
  • Taranaki advertises for a qualified interpreter, saying that one was needed quite frequently and having to call for one from Palmerston North was not good enough. 
  • Deaf meet with Dr Marita Danek (Director of the Rehabilitative Counselling for the Deaf Programme at Gallaudet University) at Kelston Deaf Education Centre, with it being strongly agreed that counselling services for Deaf people are badly needed in New Zealand.
  • Confusion reigns over the use of TTY, TDD, TT - which all mean the same thing! It is agreed to use the term, ‘TTY’ or ‘Textphone’.
  • Deaf Association requests people not to call them ‘DANZ’.
  • NZDSA has a new logo and a new National Sports Administrator.
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
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