CENSUS 2016- INFORMATION IN IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE (ISL)
An ISL video clip on the Census 2016 with a Deaf presenter & English subtitles is now available to view at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66XLalaoUcg
The 2016 Census will take place on Sunday 24 April, which is also the anniversary of the 1916 Rising.
If you know Irish Sign Language (ISL), please remember to mention this in the form at Question 15 (If one person uses sign language, go to Page 5. If more than one person, go to Pages 8, 11, 14, 17, 20)
Do you speak a language other than English or Irish at Home? Yes.
What is this language? Irish Sign Language
The Census is an important document. Everyone in your household on the night must, by law, be entered on a Census form. Don’t forget the date- Sunday the 24th of April.
RESEARCH ON IRISH CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults)
Caitríona O’ Brien is an Irish student doing a Masters course in Applied Linguistics at the University of Oxford.
For her Masters research, she is looking at the identity of CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults) in Ireland. Caitríona is looking for hearing adults who were raised by Deaf parent(s) to discuss language, culture and identity.
Participation will involve completing a short questionnaire about language use and identity and, if you are willing, being interviewed by Caitríona about your questionnaire responses. If you would be interested in taking part, or would like more information please feel free to contact her by email [email protected]
DEAF HERITAGE CENTRE (DHC)- 1916 RISING EXHIBITION
DHC is hosting a 1916 RISING EXHIBITION from the 24th-30th of April in the DHC Hall in Deaf Village Ireland (DVI)
The Exhibition looks at the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (24th of April 1916). It will include photographs, illustrations and other artefacts that relate to the Easter Rising 1916 that were collected over the years from St. Joseph’s Deaf School.
On Sunday 24th of April at 2pm, there will also be a short Drama, Poetic Signing & an ISL Translation of the Proclamation. Admission is 20euro and seats are limited to 250 people. Tickets are on sale in DHC and in DDA (Dublin Deaf Association)
CONFERENCE ON DEAF EDUCATION
Andrew Geary is a hearing parent of a deaf child who is hoping to organise a Conference focusing on “Deaf Education”.
The possible dates for the conference will either be the 17th, 24th September or the 1st October 2016. The venue will be in Portlaoise to make it easy for people to travel to from all parts of Ireland.
Andrew hopes that the conference will attract the whole rainbow of the Deaf community from ISL users, technology users, family, support networks, and most obviously teachers, educators and the Public Service.
Andew says “The main aim is, it is to raise a flag, that we the Deaf Community have been treated with a total lack of equality and the time for this is over. The Deaf community through education has a chance of an ‘equalising tool’.
Andrew is looking for your thoughts, ideas, & suggestions. If you would like to share them with him, you can email him at [email protected]
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 & international issues of equality, access and
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