Rachel Noble MNZM

Image description: Rachel Noble looks relaxed and happy. She is wearing a colourful blue dress which contrasts with the white sofa and stylish interior behind. 

She talks to Aine about the stigma that used to surround Sign Language, becoming a teacher, operating in the Deaf and hearing worlds and why she's excited about Disability Pride.


Rachel Noble (MNZM) has worked in food technology, education, deaf and disability community advocacy and now as General Manager: Disability for Capital & Coast DHB. Noble, who is Deaf, advocates for inclusive education, currently co-chairs the Wellington City Council Accessibility Advisory Panel and spearheads community empowerment initiatives for Deaf people.

Watch the interview by clicking the link below, which is hosted on YouTube

Click here to read a transcript of the interview or here to read a brief summary of the meeting