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A Conversation on Serving Deaf Survivors – Webinar

March 05, 2021 at 1:42 PM

From the NZFVC

DATE

Wednesday 10 March 2021

TIME

8-9.30am, NZDT (9 March, 2-3.30pm, EST)

LOCATION

Online (US based)

ORGANISED BY

Vera Institute of Justice

COST

Free

Deaf individuals in the U.S. experience rates of domestic and/or sexual violence equal to or higher than hearing individuals, with emerging research pointing to rates twice that of hearing individuals.

Register for this event

From 911 systems that only take phone calls to victim service providers not providing American Sign Language interpreters, Deaf survivors routinely face barriers when reaching out for help. Through this conversation with Deaf advocates, you will gain insight into the experiences of Deaf survivors, get a better understanding of the barriers they encounter, and practical information on how to better meet the needs of Deaf survivors.

Notes:

  • In New Zealand see information about 111 TXT Registration - an emegency TXT service for people with hearing or speech difficulties.
  • New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is the language of New Zealand’s deaf community and was made an official language by the New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006.
  • Learn NZSL
  • Deaf Aotearoa offers Deaf Awareness courses


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