CHANGE OF ADDRESS FOR KERRY AUDIOLOGY – HEARING AID SERVICE
The HSE’s Audiology and Hearing Aid Service has moved from Edward Street,
Tralee and can now be found in Aras an Phobail, Deans Lane, Tralee. Their
Open Repair Service will still be held on Thursday’s from 11 am – 1.30 pm.
No appointment is necessary for this service. Their new phone number is 076
COMMISSIONING MASS FOR NEW LAY CHAPLAIN WITH DEAF COMMUNITY
We would like to extend our best wishes to John Patrick Doherty whose
Commissioning Mass will be held in St. John’s Parish Centre, Castle Street,
Tralee. Co. Kerry on Sunday 15th February, 2015 at 3.30 p.m. This Mass
marks the beginning of John Patrick’s chaplaincy work with the National
Chaplaincy for Deaf People.
The Bishop of Kerry, Raymond Brown, Fr. John Finucane and Fr. Gerard Tyrrell
will concelebrate the Mass. If you would like to attend this mass, please
let us know. Mobile: 087 6334687 or Phone: 066 712 0399.
PRESIDENT HIGGINS VISIT TO TRALEE IT- DEAF WANTED FOR CHOIR
The Institute of Technology Tralee is fortunate to be hosting an event with
President Higgins on Tuesday 24th February. It is a celebration based on
the theme of “Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their
Families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and
As part of the event, they are setting up a Choir that will sing a song
called ‘Believe’. They are also looking for a Deaf person or a number of
Deaf people to translate this song into sign language. If you are
interested, please let us know. A British sign language version of the song
can be found at:
EFSLI 2015 AGM & CONFERENCE
The Association of Polish Sign Language Interpreters (STPJM) in Warsaw
(Poland) will host the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters AGM and
conference. The event will take place from 11th to 13th September 2015
under the title: “To say or not to say – Challenges of interpreting from
sign language to spoken language”
They have issued a call for abstracts from Deaf and hearing interpreters,
interpreter trainers, researchers, students and customers of interpreting
services to join in the
professional discussions related to:
·Techniques and strategies of interpreting into a spoken language
·Methods of teaching interpreting into a spoken language
·Ethics of interpreting into a spoken language
·Deaf interpreters and interpreting into a spoken language
·Writing sign language down
·Interpreter’s responsibility for the image of his/her Deaf customer
·Team interpreting and co-working in sign to voice interpreting
Deadline for submission: 8th February 2015. For more information, go to:
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS REQUIRED FOR RESEARCH PROJECT
A research team made up of Prof. Lorraine Leeson (Trinity College Dublin,
Ireland), Prof. Barbara Shaffer (University of New Mexico, USA) and Prof.
Terry Janzen (University of Manitoba, Canada) are looking for sign language
interpreters to participate in their research. The theme is “I SEE what you
mean”: Visual Conceptualisation in spoken and sign language interpreters.
They are currently preparing a small international cross-linguistic study
that aims to explore how interpreters conceptualise events that they listen
to when they are preparing to interpret and/or delivering simultaneous
interpretation. They are interested in exploring the effort associated with
the task and the consequences for the interpretation process with
interpreters working into a number of languages, spoken and signed.
They are seeking two Irish Sign Language/English interpreters to work from
spoken English to ISL as part of this study. The interpreters in question
should be experienced, trained interpreters with more than five years of
experience in the field. Participation will entail preparing and interpret
two short clips and one extended interview from English into your working
language and having these interpretations video recorded. Further,
participants will be invited to review their content, stopping to
comment/reflect on the decisions they made at certain points in the process.
The process will take no more than three hours. They will pay each
participant a 100euro honorarium in recognition of their contribution.
For more information, you can email Prof. Lorraine Leeson at [email protected]
GREENBOW SHOWTIME! ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY
Greenbow are asking you to change history and they need your support to vote
YES for Marriage Equality in the referendum that is taking place in May.
They are holding an exciting evening of fabulous, witty and a stylish mix of
live Deaf drag performances and presentations from Marriage Equality, Gay
and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and so much more!
The event will be held on Friday 13th March 2015 at 7.30 pm in Deaf Village
Ireland, Ratoath Road, Dublin 7. There will be Champagne on arrival and
entry is free. All are welcome and places are limited to 160 people so if
you would like to attend you can book your place by emailing:
[email protected] For more information go to
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
Charity Number CHY20854
Text (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel (+353) 66 712 0399
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.