Green policies translated into NZ Sign Language

In what is a first for a political party in New Zealand and possibly the world, I am thrilled that the Green Party has  marked New Zealand Sign Language week by getting parts of our website translated into New Zealand Sign Language ( NZSL).

This step means Deaf New Zealanders can now learn more about Green Party policies and values in their first language.

The Green Party has undertaken this step  as part of our wider commitment to improving access to political information which we believe to be essential to a healthy democracy.

On the topic of improving access to our democratic processes, I am thrilled to see that the Electoral Commission is now accepting MMP Review submissions in NZSL

And you can make a submission here.

6 thoughts on “Green policies translated into NZ Sign Language

  1. I suspect deaf New Zealanders gain more information by reading than by watching people sign, and I wonder how many of them regard NZSL as their first language.

    However if you want to make Green Party policies available to a wider audience, how about audio transcripts of these policies so blind New Zealanders can access them? Actually I was surprised that there was no audio (that I could hear anyway) on the NZSL video – a lost opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.

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  2. I support promoting access to everyone, including the ‘disabled’

    Kia-ora Mojo

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  3. However if you want to make Green Party policies available to a wider audience, how about audio transcripts of these policies so blind New Zealanders can access them? Actually I was surprised that there was no audio (that I could hear anyway) on the NZSL video – a lost opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.

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  4. Dont forget Te Reo, gotta keep Maori happy, and also Indian, Chinese and Samoan as well, big sectors of NZ population now, cant be seen to be discriminating against them.

    Mabey a cartoon or kids show version for kids, as many policies affect them to, also easier to brain wash them at that young and tender age when they are so impressionable.

    I can see it now.

    “Hi kids my name is Phil, did you know meat is evil and global warming is hiding under your bed ? let go outside and find some low income earners to give all our pocket money to”

    LOL

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