Some of the items featured in the Summer 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 2) Issue of ‘NFD Communicate’:
- ‘A Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language’ is launched, labelled as being “a landmark in the history of Deaf culture.”
- The case for bringing Deaf adolescents fully into the Deaf community is argued by Brent Macpherson.
- A new video is created for Deaf children, with well-known stories signed by Deaf storytellers.
- Otago University delves into the Connexin 26 gene, which is a major cause of inherited deafness, and New Zealand families.