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Peter Barker

Peter Barker

I am a profoundly Deaf man and I also have Cerebral Palsy. I am involved in two different worlds; the disability community, and the Deaf community.

As a leader, I am able to explain about disability, particularly Cerebral Palsy; with regard to the Deaf community, I am confident explaining to hearing people how there should be, and can be, equal opportunities in the future for Deaf. I am passionate about helping to create an environment of equal opportunities, understanding and access.

I have taught New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) for over 25 years. I have previously coached rugby teams. I am proud of coming second and third in bodybuilding competitions (and I can bench-press 105kgs)! That’s a lot of achievements, but I believe there’s more I can achieve.