Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 06.06.11

KERRY DEAF RESOURCE CENTRE UPDATE 06.06.11
www.kerrydeaf.com

FACEBOOK WORKSHOP AT KDRC
Alvean Jones from Irish Deaf Society will be running a facebook workshop in
ISL at KDRC next Saturday June 11th from 10am-5pm. The IDS ran this workshop
in Dublin, with very positive feedback and decided to make it a full day, as
there is a lot of information to cover. The workshop will focus on security,
privacy and how to stay safe on facebook. If you are interested in attending
the workshop, please let us know.

DS3 SUMMER SCHOOL
DS3 is an initiative set up by Trinity College Dublin to encourage greater
participation of Deaf and hard of hearing students in third level education.
DS3 is run by students for students! DS3 is running its annual Summer School
June 29 and 30th in Trinity College Dublin. It is aimed at students who are
thinking about going to university in the future. This year the event will
be run by David Loughrey, who is a former summer school attendee and
graduate of TCD. You can watch an invite video DS3’s homepage: www.ds3.ie.
You can also watch a video of last year’s summer school at:
http://www.ds3.ie/videods3summerschool.html

To book a place at the Summer School text: 0857768933 or email:
ds3proj@tcd.ie

COFFEE MORNING FOR ETHIOPIAN DEAF PROJECT
A coffee morning will be held at Ballypheane Community Centre, on Friday
10th June from 9.30 – 1.00pm to raise funds for the Ethiopian Deaf Project
in Ambo. All are welcome. For more information about the project search for
Ethiopia DeafProject on facebook.

FIGHTING CUTS IN SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION
A meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th June at 16:30, at The Temple Bar
Hotel, Fleet Street, Dublin 2 to discuss ways to fight the budget cuts in
special needs education. If you have special educational requirements, have
a child who has special educational requirements, work in education or have
an interest in the area, you are invited to attend. Richard Boyd Barrett,
TD, will facilitate the meeting.

If you would like to go, please contact:
richard.boyd.barrett@peoplebeforeprofit.ie;
Website: www.richardboydbarrett.ie;
Mobile: 086 781 4520; Tel: 01 61 83 44 9
If you are going to the meeting, to ensure that everyone can participate
equally, please let the organisers know if you have any requirements, such
as sign language interpreter, electronic note taking, loop for hearing aid
users.

NEW APPOINTMENTS TO BOARD OF SLIS
The Chair of the national Sign Language Interpreting Service, Anne Coogan,
is happy to announce the following appointments to the Board:

Dr. Lorraine Leeson, Director of Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College,
Dublin;
Paraic Hegarty, Software development, Management consulting and Business
Management expert. CEO of Innovation Island and Chief Technology Officer
with Akari Software;
Gilles Paoletti, IT, Project Management and Finance expert.  Working with
Arvato Finance Services in Dublin.

SLIS STRATEGIC PLAN 2011-2014
After a comprehensive review the Board of SLIS has determined that it should
refocus the resources of the organisation to promote, represent, advocate
and ensure the availability of quality interpretation services to Deaf
people in Ireland.

The SLIS Strategic Plan contains an outline strategy for SLIS for the three
year period from 2011 to 2014. It focuses on articulating a clear role and
purpose for the organisation, which places it at the heart of the Deaf
community and which reflects both the needs of the Deaf community,
particularly in relation to interpreting and related services.

To view the document go to:
http://slis.ie/index.php/news/story/outline_of_slis_strategy_document_2011_-
_2014/

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

Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399