Some of the items featured in the December 1990 issue of ‘NFD Journal:
- Diploma in Interpreting – the necessary support has been set up for an interpreting training course at ATI for 1992. The course will cost $750,000 for the first two years and approximately $360,000 annual funding thereafter. NFD needs to find $24,000 for advertising and recruiting for the Senior Lecturer role.
- In a first for Wellington, a course “Introduction to Computing” is provided with 12 students, 7 of which are Deaf/hearing impaired.
- The NFD Board has agreed to support a documentary by Shirley Horrocks, suitable for television on the subject of Deafness, Deaf culture and language. It aims to be completed in time for Deafness Awareness Week in September 1991.
- An advertisement for a ‘Diving Class for the Deaf’ in Christchurch – ”experience has shown that the hearing impaired communicate better than others underwater. ACT NOW!!”
- An update on the dictionary of NZSL, with a position shortly to be advertised for a Managing Editor, with the dictionary expected to take at least three years to complete.