Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 02.12.13

REMINDER OF OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY.
Our annual Christmas party will take place on Sunday 8th of December in
Stokers Lodge in Tralee (near Tralee Train Station). The party will be held
from 2 to 6pm. It will cost €20 per adult and €10 per child. Santa will come
for a short visit during the party and we will also have spot prizes.

If you would like to attend, please send us your details and payment this
week.

REMINDER OF CHRISTMAS FAIR FOR ETHIOPIA DEAF PROJECT.
A Christmas Fair with all proceeds going to the Ethiopia Deaf Project will
be held in the Ballyphehane Community Centre on the 8th of December starting
from 12.30pm.

Come and join us for a great family day out. The Fair will have every type
of stand imaginable, Mac Benefit make up, Jellybean for children’s clothes,
Christmas bargains, knitted baby blankets, hat and scarves, crochet, home
baking, jewellery, handbags, custom chocolates, organic skincare, stalks and
stems for all your flower needs, designer cards, scensey candles, perfumes,
hot food, and much more.

Not forgetting Santa, face painting and nail painting all for free.
So come and join us for shopping, raffle, then a sit down with a cuppa and a
cake, while listening to Bishopstown Community School singing Christmas
carols.

For more information on the project, go to
www.facebook.com/ethiopiadeafprojectambo

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING.
Our next activity with the Inst. of Technology will be Indoor Rock Climbing
in Dingle on the 11th of December. The session will start at 9.30am. This
will be our last event with the ITT for this academic year. If you would
like to attend, please send us your details as soon as possible.

THANK YOU TO CHURCH COLLECTIONS.
We would like to extend a warm thank you to the following Parishes who
allowed us to fundraise outside their churches over the past few months:
Lyracompane, Knocknagoshel, Castleisland, Ballyhar, Firies, Cordal & Currow.
We would also like to sincerely thank all the parishioners for the
generosity and for all the volunteers who collected for us. We appreciate
all their support.

THANK YOU TO BISHOPSTWON COMMUNITY SCHOOL.
We would like to thank the Principal of Bishopstown Community School for
inviting our Manager Willie White to their school during the week. A special
word of thanks also to two of their teachers Deirdre Herlihy & Denise
Dowling who gave a very warm welcome and provided detailed information on
the school ethos and activities with their Deaf & hard of hearing students.
Willie also got the chance to meet many of their student during his visit.

For more information on the school, go to http://www.bishopstown-cs.ie/

THANK YOU TO UCC.
We would also like to thank the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences in
UCC for inviting Willie White to give a talk to students of their Department
during the week. The talk covered sign language interpreting, principles of
communication, communication supports and assistive technology for Deaf &
hard of hearing.

The talk was attended by ENT’s who work with Deaf and hard of hearing and we
hope the information will be of benefit to them in their work going forward.

INTERPRETING TRAINING FOR PALLIATIVE CARE.
Una MacConville is looking into the experiences of Deaf people and
interpreters in primary care & palliative care. She has informed us via
Suzanne Carey of an online training curriculum to prepare interpreters to
work in palliative care settings.

For interpreters, conversations involving palliative care, especially those
at the end of life, can be among the most difficult to convey — not only
linguistically and culturally, but personally. Yet to date, there has been
little training for interpreters in this field.
This seven-hour workshop curriculum is free and can be downloaded. Note that
the curriculum was designed for health care interpreter trainers to use in
preparing experienced medical interpreters to work in palliative care
settings.

For more information, go to
http://www.chcf.org/publications/2011/11/interpreting-palliative-care-curric
ulum

ISL 4 ALL.
Isl4all is a campaign to raise and promote awareness of Irish Sign Language.
A place to meet, exchange views and swap stories. A platform to build
towards the ultimate goal of having Irish Sign Language recognised as an
official language of Ireland.

The administrators have a few things up their sleeves for the coming weeks
including competitions, news from how ISL is being debated in the Seanad
along with funny videos and pictures of what they’ve been up to recently.
They want to start things off with getting as many people to learn one
single phrase of Irish Sign Language. To join Isl4all, go to
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Isl4all/350402648439125

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.

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

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

www.kerrydeaf.com
www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf
http://www.facebook.com/ethiopiadeafprojectambo

Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399