IDS wish to share the news good to all:
Senator Mark Daly has informed IDS that “Members of both Houses of the Oireachtas can now hire recognised sign language interpreters for their clinics. Could you please pass on this information to both members of the Deaf community and qualified Sign Language interpreters”
Thank you so much to those of you who have filled in the survey. We have responses for 14 different counties so far! We still need some more responses as there are a number of areas with no reported home tutors. We would love to have a contact person for every county in Ireland.
We are CISLI – the Council of Irish Sign Language Interpreters.
We are the national representative organisation for sign language interpreters.
You may be interested in our new website:
We are pleased to announce that our qualifications have been aligned with the National Framework for Qualifications for Ireland (NFQ), as set down by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI).
Next ISL class to run Tuesdays, starting 21st February 2012 around 2:30pm.
Please book here to register your interest.
Our service has produced a draft generic access policy, which may be of use to those in the Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and deafblind community. It is aimed at Government Depts, Public Bodies and service providers. You may be working with service providers that could benefit from a policy being introduced and implemented. The policy is written in a way that it can be easily amended to suit your needs or the needs of an organisation.
The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is providing funding to Heriot-Watt University to deliver the first British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreting undergraduate degree course in Scotland, to help meet the Scottish Government’s ambition for BSL to be aligned with other modern languages in Scotland.
We have regular updates and training events posted onto our website: www.teachsign.eu
Have a look to learn more about our project, view photos and to find out about our upcoming training events.
- Starting 12th October 2011 on Wednesday nights.
- 10 weeks Basic or 28 weeks Full course
- Course places can be booked by placing a non-refundable deposit of €20 by clicking here.
Please click ISL Classes for further information or to register your interest.
RTÉ and Met Éireann are delighted to announce a new service for the deaf community. The first weekly weather forecast in ISL (Irish Sign Language) will be broadcast this Sunday, 17th July, at 5.45pm on RTÉ One.
Direct link: http://www.rte.ie/player/#!v=1105115