Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 09.02.15

KDRC  NOW  USING  VIDEO  MESSAGE  APP  “GLIDE”
Our service can now be contacted via Glide. This app allows you to record a video message in sign language or speech and send it to us. We will then respond to you in your preferred language too.

Glide is a video messenger that allows you to send and receive video messages that can be seen live (as you are recording) or later (like a text message).  Videos do not take up any space on your phone and you can watch them anytime.  You do have to be connected to either Wifi, 3G, 4G or LTE to view the message live.  Sending messages to other Glide users is 100% free.

Glide can be used on Apple or Android phones. To contact us, our ID is OQC BSYB

IRISH  DEAF  SPORTS  OPEN  DAY
Are you interested in trying out a new sport?  If the answer is yes, Deaf
Sports Ireland are holding a Deaf sports open day on Saturday, 21st February
from 10am to 5pm in Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.
Activities include Baseball 10 am – 11 am, Table Tennis 11.15 am – 12.15 pm,
Basketball 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm, Tennis 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm, Badminton 2.15 pm –
3pm, Futsal 3 pm – 4 pm and Tag Rugby 4 pm – 5pm.

The day is open to everyone of all ages.  So why not go along?  You just
might have some fun! For more information about Deaf Sports Ireland go to
their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/irishdeafsports

KERRY  DEAF  WOMEN’S  GROUP  SOCIAL  LUNCH
The first social lunch for 2015 of the Kerry Deaf Women’s Group will be held
in The Daily Grind, 33 The Mall, Tralee, Co. Kerry on Wednesday 25th
February at 12.30 pm.  All are welcome to attend the lunch and if you are
interested in going along please let them know by 18th February via their
Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/groups/kerrydeafwomensgroup/?fref=ts

MASS  IN  SIGN  LANGUAGE  ON  RTÉ.
Fr. Stephen Monaghan, who is well known in the Deaf community, will be
celebrating the Mass in RTÉ on Sunday 1st March.  Frankie Berry, who is also
well known in the Deaf community, will also be there to sign the readings
and the hymns.

Stephen is with VLM – Vincentian Lay Missionaries and will be concelebrating
and signing.  He is hoping that a few people from the Deaf Community might
also attend in particular those associated with the Ethiopia Deaf Project
School (EDP).  Stephen is hopeful the school will feature at the beginning
of the Mass and a little of the work of the VLM.

Our best wishes to Stephen, VLM, Frankie Berry and the Deaf community for
this special televised Mass.

TRAINING  FOR  SIGN  LANGUAGE  INTERPRETERS
The Council of Sign Language Interpreters (CISLI) is planning a workshop on
“Mental Health Interpreting” in Limerick City on Saturday 7th March 2015. If
you are interested, please email cormac.leonard@gmail.com

More information about CISLI can be obtained by going to their Facebook
page:
www.facebook.com/pages/Council-of-Irish-Sign-Language-Interpreters-CISLI/226
066700783065

EASTER  SUNDAY  FUN  DAY
Munster Deaf Sports Council (MDSC) committee have organised this year’s
Inter Provincial Championships to take place at Waterford Institute of
Technology (WIT) in Waterford this Easter.

As part of the weekend they have organised a Fun Day on Sunday 5th April to
encourage young people to try out different sports and also to bring
together a large number of families to participate in the day’s events.

Deaf Sports Ireland will be providing most of the equipment on the day and
the MDSC is organising a basketball fun tournament, SNAG (Starting New At
Golf), futsal and some other fun games.  They have booked a sports hall at
the Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus, Cork Road, Waterford
from 1 pm – 5 pm.

They are also looking for volunteers so if you would be able to spare an
hour or two it would be most welcome.

You can find out more about MDSC by going to their Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/munsterdeaf.sportscouncil

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

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national 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 Factime, Skype & Glide Video Messaging.