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Deaf health stories in NZSL - YouTube

If you don't know New Zealand Sign Language, ensure you turn the subtitles on so you can read the stories of deaf people in the NZ health system.

The "Deaf health stories" project (2017) explores the experiences of Deaf New Zealanders in accessing healthcare and health information. 40 Deaf people from around New Zealand shared their stories about barriers in this setting as well as strategies they have used in advocating for their right to access information, communication, and make informed decisions. This video shows some of the main themes found across the stories, as told by participants themselves. The project was funded by the New Zealand Sign Language Fund. Researchers: George Major, Lynette Pivac & Susie Ovens
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I worked with Lynette Pivac and Susie Ovens on the first NZSL video CD way back in 2002. It's amazing to think that 650mb of 320x240 video files on a CD were cutting edge just 16 years ago. There were no smart phones. https://www.academia.edu/384988/_Internet_on_a_CD_Creating_Learning_Objects_With_QuickTime_for_Sign_Language_Students
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