Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 01.10.12

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR GILL HAROLD.
We would like to send our best wishes and congratulations to Gill Harold on
completing her Degree of Doctor of Philosophy with the National University
of Ireland, Cork. Gill’s thesis looked at “Deafness, Difference and the
City: Geographies of Urban Difference and the Right to the Deaf City”.

Gill has asked us to thank Willie White and all in the Kerry Deaf Resource
Centre for their willingness to help with the research at every turn: to
Susan O’Callaghan at Cork Deaf Association whose positive and welcoming
attitude helped immensely in making the research possible: Michelle Goodwin,
Sean Herlihy and those at the Irish Deaf Youth Association who helped
considerably with co-ordinating the research in Dublin: the Deaf communities
in Kerry, Cork, Dublin for embracing the ethos of her research: to Deirdre
Herlihy for the friendly advice offered along the way: and  to all the Irish
sign language interpreters she worked with throughout.

A copy of Gill’s thesis has been presented to our service. This is a
valuable resource for the Deaf community, for academics and for Government
Departments/ Public Services.

We would like to thank Gill for her open attitude and for her in-depth
consultation with the Deaf community and wish her all the best for her
future academic and professional career.

INTERPRETER ACCESS AT UN DAY FOR ERADICATION OF POVERTY.
The United Nation’s Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be held on the
17th October at 12pm in Dublin. Sign language interpretation has been
organised for the event.

People are living in poverty if their income and resources (material,
cultural and social) are so inadequate as to preclude them from having a
standard of living, which is regarded as acceptable by Irish society
generally. As a result of inadequate income and resources people may be
excluded and marginalised from participating in activities, which are
considered the norm for other people in society.

Given the level of funding cuts to Deaf organisations and payments to
individuals- the issue of poverty is becoming a bigger issue in the Deaf
community. Show your support on the day to make sure the issues facing the
Deaf community are listened to.

VIDEO STREAMING OF CONFERENCE OF INTERPRETER TRAINERS.
For the first time, the Conference of Interpreter Trainers will have live
streaming of three plenary sessions and a business meeting to allow
interpreter educators around the globe to take part. The conference is being
held from the 17th-21st of October.

CIT is a professional organisation dedicated to laying the educational
foundations for interpreters to build bridges of understanding. While
focused primarily on interpreters working between American Sign Language and
English, CIT welcome educators who work with other languages, whether signed
or spoken.

This is a great opportunity for interpreter trainers in Ireland- for more
information, go to http://cit-asl.org/conf/streaming.html

EFSLI AUTUMN SCHOOL “DEAF INTERPRETERS IN A TEAM”.
Registration for the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters Autumn
School is now open. The training will take place in London from the
23rd-25th of November. An early bird discount is available if you register
by 30th September.

The training will enable participants to work with other interpreters (Deaf
and hearing), to learn how to understand each other’s roles on becoming a
feeder interpreter, with tips on co-working, the dos and the don’ts, and so
on. It will also focus on the hands-on practical aspects and put
participants to the test by doing it for real.

Training will be delivered in International Sign by four experienced
trainers: Lorna Allsop, Robert Adam, Mark Schofield and Christopher Stone.

Online registration and detailed information is available at:
http://www.efsli.org/efsli/efslischools/autumnschool2012/autumnschool2012.ph
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Should you need any further assistance, you can contact Marinella Salami by
email at marinella.salami@efsli.org

WORLD FEDERATION OF THE DEAF (WFD) CONGRESS.
The next WFD congress will be held in Istanbul Congress Centre in 2015. The
World Youth Camp will also be held a week prior to congress in Kefken.
Information on both international events including accommodation are now
available at http://wfd2015istanbul.org/?page=homepage

We would like to extend our best wishes to the Turkish National Federation
of the Deaf who will be organising this important event. Our service has
sent delegates to a number of WFD congresses in the past- Vienna, Brisbane,
Montreal and Madrid. If you are interested in attending Istanbul 2015,
please let us know.

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net

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Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399