2023 seminar: Be Seen Be Heard Be Connected

UPDATE (Aug 2023): The report below outlines the Aotearoa New Zealand context for planning a seminar for deafblind while still in a “Covid live” environment, logistical challenges, and the successes and outcomes that have inspired plans for another seminar in 2025. We also note the learnings that offer us scope for improvement going forwards.

Deafblind Association New Zealand Charitable Trust Seminar 2023 Executive Officer Report (DOCX 992 KB)

In January 2023, we hosted our second biannual ‘Be Seen Be Heard Be Connected’ seminar, with the theme ‘Reconnecting’.

Second biannual seminar: Be Seen Be Heard Be Connected (news and events listing)

In this section, you can find out more, read speeches and presentations, and look at images from the seminar, which was a great success!

Note: the section will evolve over between late January to mid February 2023 as we add more content.

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Read Minister Poto Williams’ speech

Read Paula Tesoriero, CE of Whaikaha’s speech

Read Jessica Nelapovich, Manager Guide Dog Service’s speech

Read BLENNZ’s update on education and deafblind tamariki, including questions and answers

Read personal reflections from Amanda Stevens, Executive Officer Deafblind Association

Check out our image gallery (coming soon)