Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 07.05.12

DEAF REVIEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
A new review website has been launched in the US: deafREVIEW.com. The website is similar to the popular websites tripadvisor, yelp and others.

However, it is aimed at people who are Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.
Visitors to the site can read and write reviews about the deaf-friendliness
of businesses they visit. From restaurants to doctors’ offices, reviewers
can answer questions, such as “Is this business deaf-friendly? Why or why
not?”

Business owners will also be able to access many free features, such as
adding their business as well as accessing educational articles, videos and
tips on what it means to be deaf-friendly
(http://www.deafreview.com/deafreview-news/first-post/).

At the moment it seems that reviews are limited to certain US cities only.
But hopefully in the future this will expand to international locations. In
the meantime if you are travelling to the US, check out www.deafREVIEW.com
to find deaf-friendly businesses in the area you are visiting.

IRISH DEAF SOCIETY (IDS) ROADSHOW
Don’t forget IDS will present an information roadshow in our Centre this
Friday 11th May from 7.30-9.30pm. There will be an opportunity to ask
questions after the presentation and tea and coffee will be provided. Please
contact Geraldine at our office if you need any more information.

MONTHLY MASS
This month the Sign Language mass will be held on Sunday 20th May at 3pm at
St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee.

ALICE IN FUNDERLAND INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
The ISL Interpreted performance of our modern musical Alice in Funderland is
on Thursday 10 May, 7.30pm. Tickets are selling fast so if you are
interested, for more information check out:
http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/engage_and_learn/article/assisted_performances

LOOKING FOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER TRAINERS IN MALTA
From the EFSLI facebook page: The University of Malta (Institute of
Linguistics) is seeking European-based trainers to travel to Malta for a
week (or two) to run one or more courses for sign language interpreters. If
you are interested, please email Ms. Marie Alexander for further
information: marie.alexander@um.edu.mt

STREET COLLECTIONS
Thanks to everyone who supported our Tralee street collection last Friday.
Thanks to your generous donations and the hard work of a large team of
volunteers over 1,200 euro was collected.

We are still looking for volunteer collectors for upcoming street
collections: Friday, 22nd June in Listowel, Friday, 13th July in Killarney
and Saturday, 14th September in Castleisland. If you have some spare time on
those dates, and are interested in helping out, please contact Therese in
our office for further information on times and locations.

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