Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 03.02.2020

CENTRE FOR DEAF STUDIES (CDS) STUDENT PLACEMENT & RESEARCH.
In a previous update, we mentioned we have a student on placement for 8 weeks from the Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) in Trinity College (TCD).

Here is some background to Heidi “Hello, my name is Heidi Veldheer and I’m a 4th year interpreting student at the Centre for Deaf Studies in Trinity College Dublin. I’m currently on placement at KDRC for 8 weeks and have really enjoyed my time here so far. I am originally from Holland, but have
have been living in Ireland for the past 20 years. I am based in Ennis, Co. Clare. Once I am qualified as an interpreter I hope to be working along the west coast of Ireland and am looking forward to working with you all”.

I am also working on a research project aimed at Deaf adults in Ireland who have gotten a cochlear implant after the age of 18 and their experience of working with interpreters. If you are interested in taking part in this research, below is the link to my online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPZMYXX. The survey is completely anonymous.

There is also a video available with the survey questions translated into Irish Sign Language (ISL): https://vimeo.com/384739473 (password: Cochlear)

MICHELLE WARD- PARACHUTE JUMP FOR RECOVERY HAVEN.
Michelle Ward from Tralee is well known in the local deaf community and is doing a Parachute Jump in aid of Recovery Haven on the 29th of this month.

Michelle says she is doing the jump “Because it is a such an amazing service. A wonderful place for people on a difficult and often lonely journey especially when you have no family. A safe environment, providing psychological and social support for these living with cancer, their families and carers.  Michelle’s goal is €520 – half of which will cover the cost of the jump with the other half being donated to Recovery Haven. 

Best of luck to Michelle from all of us here in KDRC and if you would like to sponsor her, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/my8xp-recovery-haven-kerry

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre (KDRC).
4 Gas Terrace, Tralee, Co. Kerry,
IRELAND.
V92 Y409

KDRC provides services to deaf, deafened, hard of hearing & hearing customers on deaf and hard of hearing related issues. Appointments can be arranged via our Drop-In Centre in Tralee.

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Tel: 066 712 0399
Text: 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net
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Skype: kerrydeaf
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Website: www.kerrydeaf.com

To make a donation:
You can send a cheque or postal order to our postal address above. All donations greatly appreciated.

We also accept online donations at:
https://www.gofundme.com/kerrydeafresource

Charity No: CHY20854