EQUALITY STUDIES GRADUATION DAY IN UCD.
Congratulations and well done to Christina O’Donoghue from Co. Kerry, and to
all the other Deaf students in the Certificate in Equality Studies who
graduated last Wednesday in University College Dublin. After two years of
hard work, we are sure they were all very happy to celebrate the occasion
with their family and friends.
IRISH DEAF SOCIETY ROADSHOW
We would like to thank Geraldine Broderick who gave a very informative
presentation last Wednesday as part of the IDS Roadshow. Geraldine provided
information on the upcoming local & European elections; and on CARANUA- the
new independent State board who offers support, information, advice and
advocacy to survivors of abuse in Institutions in Ireland who have received
settlements, Redress Board or Court awards.
THANK YOU TO THE CENTRE FOR DEAF STUDIES (CDS)
We would like to thank Teresa Lynch & the CDS Trinity College for inviting
Veronica White & Willie White to give presentations to 4th year students
last Friday. Veronica’s talk looked at ‘Interpreting in Mental Health
Settings’. Willie’s presentation looked at ‘What to do when we make mistakes
in interpreting’ & ‘What I know for sure’- a synopsis of learning from 20
years in the field of interpreting.
KERRY DEAF WOMEN’S SOCIAL LUNCH
The Kerry Deaf Women’s Group (KDWG) will be meeting up for lunch on
Wednesday 23rd of April at 12.30 pm at Caragh Restaurant, 106 New Street,
Killarney, Co. Kerry. For more information on KDWG, check out their Facebook
IRISH DEAF WOMEN’S GROUP EXTRA ORDINARY MEETING
The Irish Deaf Women’s Group (IDWG) will be holding an Extra Ordinary
Meeting (EGM) at 7 pm on Saturday the 12th of April to vote For/Against the
IDWG Hotdesk (office) in Deaf Village Ireland. The meeting will take place
at DHC, Thomas Mahon Building, DVI, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.
The EGM will take place one hour before their Annual General Meeting which
is due to be held at 8 pm the same evening. For more information email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or check their website at http://www.deafwomen.ie/
NEW SERVICE AND PRESENTATION BY IRISH DEAF.COM
Irish Deaf.com will be holding a presentation in Cabragh Hall, Deaf Village
Ireland, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7 on Thursday the 17th of April from
2.30- 4.30 pm. The presentation is to inform people about Irish Deaf.com and
also their new service. A demonstration of their new service will also take
place so people can see it in practice. The presentation is open to everyone
so please let your Deaf and hard of hearing family and friends know.
If you are unable to attend and would like to see the service, please let
Irish Deaf.com know in case there is a need for another demonstration. For
more information, go to: www.facebook.com/events/
HOUSE OF LORDS DEBATE – HOW NHS IS FAILING DEAF PEOPLE
Following the ‘Sick of It’ report, by the Deaf health charity SignHealth, a
debate was held on 25 March in the House of Lords in England to debate
measures to be taken to improve the health of Deaf people. According to the
report, Deaf people have much higher rates of undiagnosed illness than
hearing people do, and that even when a condition has been diagnosed it is
likely to be poorly treated. The reasons are a failure to supply sign
language interpreters for consultations, difficulty getting an appointment
in the ?rst place, and a lack of accessible health information.
This issue is not isolated to the UK but is also occurring here in Ireland.
Hopefully, this debate might help to highlight the issue and bring it to the
attention of our politicians in Ireland.
To view the report in either British Sign Language or in English go to:
DEAF RAP-ARTIST, SIGNMARK LATEST SINGLE
The Finnish Deaf rap-artist Signmark just released his latest single
‘Fighting’. The rap video in sign language also features World Federation of
the Deaf President Emerita, Liisa Kauppinen and European Union of the Deaf
President, Markku Jokinen. Other notable people who perform in the video
were Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandre
Stubb, MP Pekka Haavisto and MP Jani Toivola.
Signmark has been an advocate for disability rights for many years. He uses
his music to highlight the history, culture and rights of the Finnish Deaf
community. Through the sense of touch, such as the bass and vibrations, he
is able to follow his music and time his rhymes. To see SignMark’s video go
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee. Co. Kerry. IRELAND.
Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399