Claim NZSL & Deaf friendly reputation

Learn how to make your business/organisation and/or school "friendly" and welcoming for Deaf and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) users, customers, clients, employees and visitors. When a Deaf customer has a positive experience, the positive words spreads!

Brand your business, organisation or school


In a competitive market, it is important to be visible! Add your logo, your organisation's description, link to website and your Facebook page. Boost your reputation, and increase your customer/clients traffic to your organisations website.

Grow Your Customer/client Base

Deaf people are waiting to engage with your business, organisation or school. With your knowledge on how to offer culturally-appropriately service to give Deaf people a positive experience it will bring you the attention of over 10% of the population.

Gain Loyal Customers for Life

In a Deaf culture, the community members highly value word of mouth and information sharing, more than most other cultures. Commit to a being Deaf-friendly and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) friendly business and build a loyal customer base that will follow you for years to come.

Make your business more Deaf and NZSL friendly!

Step 1:

Register online or by email to confirm the Deaf Culture & NZSL basics workshop with a qualified trainer, through MERGE NZ.

Host workshop training at your premise. We will come to you with a NZSL interpreter (the trainer is culturally Deaf).

Step 2:

Attend the 2 hours workshop provided by MERGE NZ. Your team will learn about:

  • Overview of Deaf community

  • Basic Deaf Culture

  • NZSL session (40 mins)

  • Communication tips with Deaf

Step 3:

Have a Deaf representative visiting your business/organisation to take a photo with a "Deaf & NZSL Friendly Business Certificate" and package.