Media & News
Our work in schools
There are 300,000+ New Zealanders who are Deaf and hard of hearing and working age. NFDHH is working hard to ensure that workplaces are more inclusive of their Deaf and hard of hearing employers.
Sky announces community groups selected for its Community Advertising airtime offer
Sky has announced the community groups selected to receive airtime through its Community Advertising initiative. In response to Covid-19, NFDHH has launched its #ImHearForYou campaign and has extended its services to provide much needed support to those in the Deaf and hard of hearing community who are vulnerable and isolated. Download article.
Captions On Please
New Zealand Web Accessibility & Closed Captioning
Every New Zealander deserves equal access to media content. There are over 800,000 Kiwis living with hearing loss, or 1 out of 6 people, who don’t have adequate and consistent access to news. Read more.
Petition launched to ensure all TV programmes are captioned in NZ
Funded captions are provided on some Kiwi shows and evening news programmes are captioned. But major sporting events such as Super Rugby on Sky TV are not. Read more.
‘Please don’t overlook our needs amid pandemic’ in Gisborne Herald
The organisation has teamed up with Deaf Aotearoa to urgently lobby the Government to ensure inclusion of the deaf and hard of hearing communities in its approach to Covid-19. Gisborne Herald. 18/08/2020. Page 17. Download article.
Plea from Deaf community
NFDHH is concerned people with hearing loss are being discriminated against and their needs overlooked in the Government's response to the Covid-19
pandemic. Otago Daily Times. 17/08/2020 page 4. Download article.
Speaking up about hearing loss
NFDHH ambassador Lily McManus
Our youth ambassador Lily McManus talks about her hearing-loss journey to raise awareness and encourage others to seek help before it impacts their mental health.