Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 05.10.15

THANK  YOU  TO  RING  OF  KERRY  CHARITY  CYCLE.
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle for a grant of 2,000 euro to our service. The grant will go towards the purchase of computers for our computer room in the Centre. The grant will also cover the costs of sign language interpreting access at the event.

The cheque was presented a Gala Banquet on Friday night in the Gleneagle Hotel. Our thanks to Willie White, Geraldine Broderick, Patrick Doody & Mike Callanan for representing our Centre at the event. Sincere thanks also to Veronica White for all her interpreting work on the night.

NCDP  DEAF  MASS  IN  OCTOBER.
John Patrick Doherty of the National Chaplaincy for Deaf People would like
to inform you that the next NCDP Mass in sign language will be held on the
11th October at 3pm. As usual it will be held in St. John’s Pastoral Centre
in Tralee.

If you have any queries regarding the mass, you can contact John Patrick
directly. Tea & coffee is provided after the mass. All are welcome to
attend!

COMMUNITY  EMPLOYMENT  VACANCY  WITH  OUR  SERVICE
We will have a Community Employment (CE) vacancy in our Centre at the end of
October. Interviews will be held in the coming weeks. Applicants must be
eligible to participate on a CE scheme. Contact your local Intreo Employment
Office to find out if you are eligible. If you are in receipt of a Social
Welfare payment, it would be worthwhile to check how a CE scheme would
affect your current payment.

The ideal candidate will be expected to work closely with Deaf and hard of
hearing clients. It would be a distinct advantage to have sign language
skills and knowledge of Deaf issues. In addition, it would be beneficial if
candidates have relevant office/computer skills and. If you are interested,
please send your CV to our service.

EFSLI  SCHOOL  IN  DUBLIN  FOR  SIGN  LANGUAGE  INTERPRETERS
The European Forum of Sign Language Interpreting will host a school
“Interpreting Sensitively and Effectively with Victims of Sexual Violence”.
It will be held in Dublin from the 27th-29th of November. The deadline for
registration is the 25th of October.

The training programme is designed to prepare Deaf and hearing interpreters
to work with victims of sexual violence including in their interaction with
the legal process. The training will include group discussion, lecture, case
studies, videos, and experiential exercises.

More information is available at
http://efsli.org/events/efsli-schools/coming/autumn-school-2015-sexual-viole
nce/

JUSTISIGNS  INTERPRETERS  WORKING  IN  LEGAL  SETTINGS
Justisigns would like to invite sign language interpreters who have
experience in the legal system (police settings, courts) to participate in
one-to-one interviews where they would confidentially share their experience
of the challenges/opportunities/constraints that operate at present.

Interviews will be recorded but the interview itself will be discarded once
an anonymised transcript is prepared and confirmed by the individual
participant (i.e. they will remove any identifying features to protect
confidentiality of any parties referred to).

The Centre for Deaf Studies under the auspices of the Justisigns project is
working to benchmark the experiences of those working in legal settings in
Ireland. This will allow for a clearer overview of the challenges faced, and
will facilitate them in comparing the situation in Ireland to that in other
EU countries.

The goal is to ensure that we have a clear picture of the situation and
identity, based on the reports of those in practice, areas that need to be
addressed. Justisigns will bring the findings to the attention of key
influencers in the field of Justice in Ireland and at European level. They
will also ensure that learning emerging from the data is published
internationally and used in the training of interpreters across Europe.

If you would like to participate in a one-to-one interview, please email
luciav@tcd.ie

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

Text     (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax      (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel       (+353) 66 712 0399

E-mail:       kdrc@eircom.net
Website:    www.kerrydeaf.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf

Can also be contacted via Facetime, Skype & Glide Video Messaging.