Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 15.09.14

DEAF ADULT LITERACY SERVICE (DALS) CLASSES.
Our DALS classes will be starting up again next week. If you are Deaf and
would like to avail of literacy & computer classes, please send us your
details  & we will forward them onto the DALS Co-ordinator & tutor. At the
end of the academic year students have the option to go forward for FETAC
qualification.

CRAFT CLASSES ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Our craft classes & Deaf social get-together will re-commence on Thursday.
Christina O’Donoghue has agreed to donate her time for these informative and
interesting classes.

Classes will run from 2-4pm. If you would like to participate, send us your
details and we will pass them onto Christina.

IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE (ISL) AWARENESS WEEK
ISL Awareness Week will run in Ireland from the 20th-28th of September. A
range of activities are being planned for the week. The Irish Deaf Society
will officially launch the ISL Awareness week on Saturday 20th September at
3.30pm at Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

RECOGNISING IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE: POLICY, LAW & PRACTICE SEMINAR will be held
on Tuesday 23rd of September from 6-9pm. It will be held in Deaf Village
Ireland (DVI) in Dublin. Lianne Quigley Vice Chairperson will introduce
papers by Dr. Noel O’Connell & Dr. John Bosco Conama both of whom are Deaf.
Prof Gerry Whyte will also give a paper.

IRISH DEAF YOUTH ASSOCIATION will hold a ‘Flash Mob’ on Thursday 25th of
September to promote awareness of ISL. They will signing a song and have
created a simple video for people to learn if they want to join the ‘Flash
Mob’ on the day.

For more information, you can email joanne@irishdeafyouth.com
IRISH DEAF WOMEN’s GROUP will hold a talk on ‘How Deaf Women’s ISL Developed
through the Years’. It will be presented by Carmel Grehan from the Centre
for Deaf Studies. It will be held on Friday 26th of September from
7.30-8.30pm

This will be followed by IRISH DEAF FOLKLORE, which will include poetry,
storytelling, jokes and legends in ISL. This will be held from 9-10pm.

Both events will be held in Deaf Village Ireland (DVI) in Dublin.

IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE RECOGNITION.
The Irish Deaf Society has published a new leaflet as part of their campaign
to get Irish Sign Language officially recognised in Ireland. The IDS has
been campaigning for more than thirty years to get ISL recognised to ensure
equality for Deaf people in Irish Society.

Achieving recognition of ISL and official status would allow access for Deaf
people to their full participation as citizens of their own country.
According to the IDS if we get Irish Sign Language recognition, this will
ensure:

More legal rights for ISL users.
Better access to public services.
Better education for Deaf children.
Better third level education and training for Deaf adults.
Better interpreting quality and monitoring – avoid fake interpreters.

To learn more about the ISL Awareness Week & ISL Recognition campaign, go to
www.facebook.com/IrishDeafSociety

SUBTITLES NOW ON RTE Player
Before the summer break we mentioned that RTE Player was testing subtitles
and that they were only available on iPhone and iPad devices.  We are very
happy to let you know that they are now available to watch on ALL formats:
Apple iOS, android, PC, tablets or your laptop.

You can get information on how to access the subtitles on your device by
going to the following link: http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/help/accessibility/

SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILY OF TIM O’BRIEN RIP
We would like to extend our sympathies to the family of our Deaf friend Tim
O’Brien. Tim passed away peacefully on Sunday night after a short illness.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Mary and his extended family.

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

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
Twitter       https://twitter.com/kerrydeaf

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.