NFD Journal: April 1987 (Vol. 1, No. 1)

Some of the items featured in the April 1987 issue of ‘NFD Journal’:

  • The first NZSL Dictionary, and the work undertaken by Dan Levitt. Dan says to people who denied that NZSL even existed: ‘Like Columbus discovering a new world, it was always there”. Around 20 Deaf people were pictured modelling signs in the 1400 photographs that Levitt took for the book. ‘Some of the deaf people sat five to six times for three or four hours at a time to be photographed signing. I really appreciate their contribution.”
  • Dulcie McKie argues, ‘Computer – Friend or Foe?’
  • Over 30 Deaf Wellingtonians attended a play ‘Children of a Lesser God’ at the Circa Theatre. Although interpreted, Deaf people said that “it was very interesting although some signs were not understood or too fast.”
  • Pat Dugdale (Wellington Field Officer, 1981-1984) touches upon her three year working holiday in the UK and the Deaf community over there.
  • Hilary McCormack reports on her election to the Executive of the Disabled Persons Assembly, and Angela Sew Hoy on her participation in the Atomic-Slalom National Disabled Skiing Championships.
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
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