2 Aug 2009

Grant received for history project in sign language

7:04 am on 2 August 2009

A new silent oral history project is tell the stories of deaf people and their parents.

A group of parents of deaf children in Northland have received a grant of $12,000 for a video oral history project recorded in sign language.

The grant is from the Australian Sesquicentennial Gift Trust, which began in 1990 with a gift from the Australian government.

Sign language became an official New Zealand language in 2006, along with English and te reo.