Information for parents

The toolbox things young deaf and hard of hearing people should know

The AttitudeTV Group are very excited to launch “The Toolbox”; a suite of short films revealing life’s essential information - and its all in New Zealand Sign Language!

These are web-based video resources aimed at young Deaf people aged 16-24. The videos are designed to empower young people by increasing their knowledge and ultimately leading to greater participation and inclusion.


New Zealand sign language reading resources

The Ministry of Education collaborated with Deaf Aotearoa to develop selected ready to read titles as e-books. These apps are targeted resources intended to support effective guided and shared reading instruction for NZSL users. They are available through iTunes or GooglePlay and are free to download.

All e-books can be followed or read in English (text), audio and NZSL. In the series:

Shared reading texts

95 Decibels

95 Decibels is a powerful film about a young family who suspect their first child isn't hearing. Having limited experience with deafness, the parents of Sophia must determine which medical options and communication strategies will best serve their toddler daughter. They seek the advice of medical professionals as well as parents of other hearing-impaired children in coming to terms with the decisions ... making these decisions becomes difficult and dramatic.