Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 04.04.16

IMPROVEMENTS TO COMPUTER/INTERNET SERVICE

As you may know, our Centre has computer & internet services in our upstairs room which are available to Deaf & hard of hearing clients and their family members.

We have now upgraded all these computers with 2016 Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint. These programmes are installed on the computers we purchased before Christmas. If you would like to use this service, it is available Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm & 2-5pm and Fri 10am-1pm.

Our thanks to ENCLUDEit.ie for donating the 2016 software at a reduced cost.  We know that the up-to-date software will be of great benefit to everyone who uses our service.

1916 PROCLAMATION IN IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE (ISL)

The Irish Deaf Society (IDS) in association with the Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) have posted a video in ISL to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising?

Interesource Group (Ireland) Limited was commissioned by the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme to lead the project and produce the translation of the 1916 Proclamation into Irish Sign Language (ISL). Alvean Jones is the onscreen ISL presenter and the video also has English subtitles.

The video can be viewed at:

https://www.irishdeafsociety.ie/news-events/proclamation-irish-sign-language/

HEARING AID BATTERIES WORK BETTER IF EXPOSED TO AIR

Our thanks to Cork Deaf Association (CDA) for posting this interesting article on their Facebook page recently at https://www.facebook.com/corkdeaf/?fref=nf

Did you know hearing aid batteries can last up to 85 percent longer when left exposed to oxygen (air) before being inserted into the hearing aid itself?

This discovery was made by a 14-year-old student when he was asked to do a project for school. He discovered that zinc hearing aid batteries, which come with a tab or sticker attached to the back of them, last longer when they are exposed to air after removing the tab.

For more information on this remarkable student, you can check out

http://legacy.kare11.com/story/news/education/2015/06/09/mn-8th-grader-makes-medical-discovery/28771777/

KILMAINHAM GAOL TOURS WITH IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE (ISL) INTERPRETER

Kilmainham Gaol will have information tours with sign language interpreters starting Saturday 16th of April at 11am.

Tours will run once a month from April to October. For dates, go to www.heritageireland.ie  To book your tickets, you can email kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie

CLAREMONT INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF- 200th ANNIVESARY OF ITS FOUNDATION

To commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the foundation of the Claremont Institution for the Deaf (1816 to 1978), there will be an unveiling of a plaque by Caroline McGrotty (grand-daughter of Jane Mulhall, Claremont Pupil) on Saturday, 14th of May 2016, at 3.00 p.m.

The unveiling will be held at St Clare’s Home, Griffith Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9 (opposite Tolka Rovers Football Grounds). Afterward people are invited to Deaf Heritage Centre in Cabra, Dublin 7 for presentations and brief exhibition on the history of Claremont which was Ireland’s 1st School for the Deaf! There is a €5.00 entrance fee and all visitors are welcome.

Further information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/Claremont-Deaf-Heritage-559183764240601/

or by emailing: claremontdeafheritage@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL DEAF NEWS

Many of you might be aware of Nyle DiMarco who was the winner of America’s Next Top Model’s final season. Nyle is third generation Deaf & a proud sign language user. He also holds a degree in mathematics.

Nyle is now competing in Dancing with the Stars USA. This is another example of where Deaf sign language users can excel in and compete to the highest levels. Nyle and his dance partner Peta Murgatroyd have come up with a system of eye contact and touching signals that help him keep up with the beat. We definitely think that Nyle has a strong chance to win this competition too.

To see Nyle’s 1st dance on Dancing with the Stars, go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxjogJL_O2E

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
V92 Y409

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

Charity Number CHY20854
To donate, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/kerrydeafresource

Text: (+353) 87 633 4687
Tel: (+353) 66 712 0399
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net
Glide: kerrydeaf
Skype: kerrydeaf (by appointment)
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