New Zealand Sign Language Week 2013 13th-19th May recognises one of New Zealand’s official languages and raises Deaf Awareness. Deaf with a capital D is a culture!
Clarke met up with Caleb from Deaf Aotearoa to learn a few NZSL words, watch the video below and tell us what the word is to be in to win an iPad 2! There is a different word for each day this week (Check out the gallery below for a hint), so you can enter every day and increase your chances!
Deaf Aotearoa is challenging all New Zealanders to learn 25 signs to celebrate NZSL by completing an online NZSL Taster Class. Go to nzslweekorg.nz
and complete the online NZSL Taster Class to go into the draw to win spot prizes. NZSL is unique to New Zealand and includes signs for Maori terminology and concepts that reflect kiwi culture, it is a combination of hand shapes, facial expressions and body movements.
NZSL Week is held annually each May to raise awareness about New Zealand’s Deaf community. It is a platform for the Deaf community to stand proud as Deaf and promote their language and their culture.
Entries close at 5pm on Friday 17th May and the winner will be called between 5 – 7pm.