AUT Visual Languages Section

Memories of Shaun Fahey

Shaun Fahey, a Deaf artist, talks about illustrating signs for the NZSL Dictionary, and what life was like for a young Shaun growing up in Christchurch under the rule of oralism.
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Shaun Fahey hosts an open Q&A providing insights into how the NZSL Dictionary received its illustrations used in its definitions of signs along with other art projects Shaun has done as part of his working career. Learn how Shaun learnt to sign while attending a mainstream school that only believed in oralism, and how that shaped his family to learn Total Communication in an effort to understand Shaun.

  1. Shaun Fahey

Donated by AUT Visual Languages Section
Produced by AUT Visual Languages Section
Original format VHS
Reference number AUT027-01-LS04