Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 14.04.14

VACANCY WITH NCDP FOR CORK/KERRY
The National Chaplaincy for Deaf People is seeking to recruit a Chaplain for
the Deaf Community in the South of Ireland. The job holder will be based in
Counties Cork or Kerry. The successful candidate will work as part of the
National Chaplaincy Team.

Prospective candidates should send a letter of application together with an
up to date Curriculum Vitae to Fr. Gerard Tyrrell, Director of Services,
National Chaplaincy for Deaf People, DVI, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Applications must be received no later than the 30th of April. For further
information please contact Fr. Gerard on 087 860704 or email gerard@ncdp.ie
or go to http://ncdp.ie/news-events/chaplain-deaf-community/

ARE YOU DEAF? HAVE YOU BEEN A VICTIM OF CRIME?
Gill Harold is carrying out research at UCC on this important topic. If you
were a victim of crime- what did you think about access to the Gardaí,
courts and victim support for Deaf people? The aim of the research is to
find out how to improve access to these services for Deaf people.

Gill would like to meet with members of the Deaf community for short
interviews about their experiences. All interviews will be confidential and
ISL interpreters will be provided. Gill can meet with participants in a
place of their choice. Interviews will be conducted during May – July 2014.
To contact Gill, please email g.harold@ucc.ie

CITIZENS INFORMATION DEAF VILLAGE IRELAND OPENING HOURS
The Citizens Information Service is opening up a new service at Deaf Village
Ireland. This is a drop-in service, no appointment is necessary and it is
open to the entire community.

It is a free, confidential, independent, information, advice and advocacy
service on peoples’ rights and entitlements.

Their opening hours are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 1 pm (Open to the general public)
Tuesday: 12 pm to 5 pm, Thursday: 3 pm to 6 pm, Saturday: 7.30 pm to 9 pm
(specifically for the Deaf community)

Text Service: 087 133 2232 Email: dvi@citinfo.ie Tel: 0761 078470

ETHIOPIA DEAF PROJECT: FLORA WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON
The Ethiopia Deaf Project is looking for women to join them for this year’s
Flora Women’s Mini Marathon. This will take place at 2pm on the June Bank
Holiday Monday. All money raised will go towards the Ambo Deaf School in
Ethiopia. If you feel you are up to the challenge and want to have some fun,
send a message to the following Facebook page and they will forward you a
sponsorship card: www.facebook.com/ethiopiadeafprojectambo?fref=ts

GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY: 150 YEARS OF VISIONARY LEADERSHIP
Gallaudet University which is known world wide in the Deaf community is
celebrating its 150 birthday this year. Our own Christina O’Donoghue, for
Co. Kerry, is one of the fortunate international students who graduated from
this prestigious Deaf university.

According to the college’s website, ‘Gallaudet is viewed by Deaf and hearing
people alike as a primary resource for all things related to Deaf people,
including educational and career opportunities; open communication and
visual learning; Deaf history and culture; American Sign Language; and the
impact of technology on the Deaf community.’

The college was originally named Columbia Institution for the Instruction of
the Deaf and Dumb and Blind. Through an act of Congress in 1954, the name
of the institution was changed to Gallaudet College in honour of Thomas
Hopkins Gallaudet, the founder of the first school for Deaf students in the
United States. The first group of graduates had their diplomas signed by
President Ulysses S. Grant, and to this day, presiding U.S. president signs
the diplomas of all Gallaudet graduates.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING ‘RAPPING’ BATTLE
This may be of interest to some of our readers who like music and in
particular rapping. The well known American TV host Jimmy Kimmel Live had a
Sign Language Rap Battle with Wiz Khalifa. Jimmy invited three sign
language interpreters, who have signed for audiences at rap concerts, to
compete in the first ever Sign Language Rap Battle with Wiz Khalifa as the
interpretee. To view the clip, go to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ1btfwMqlE

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
www.kerrydeaf.com
www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf
www.gofundme.com/ethiopiadeafproject

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
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net
Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399