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Sonia Pivac

Sonia Pivac

I strongly believe that the time is right to explore social change and push for social justice. Access to all spheres of society, via NZSL, is something I am passionate about. Deaf people need and deserve direct, unrestricted access to sign language, right from birth and throughout all aspects of life. As a society we are a long way from achieving this, and other equalities, so there is a long journey ahead.

Qualified in cultural anthropology and sociology, I have many years NZSL teaching experience, and am extensively involved in the Deaf community. Professional and personal balance is important; my storage room is packed with sports equipment!

Currently, I am the Creative Director of Deafradio Ltd, a Deaf-lead video production and resource company, which launched Seeflow, a new online NZSL translation service, in March 2012. It’s an enthralling adventure, and I’m enjoying the challenge to innovate.