Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 15.12.14

THANK  YOU  TO  LOUGHFOUDER  NATIONAL  SCHOOL
We would like to thank Loughfouder National School for choosing our service as the benefactor of their recent Christmas concert. Our sincere thanks to the Principal Michael Herlihy, Ms. Lane, the staff and all their students. On behalf of our service, we wish everyone in the school a very Happy
Christmas and best wishes for 2015.

SUCCESSFUL  CHRISTMAS  PARTY
We would like to thank everyone who attended our annual Christmas party in
Stokers Lodge on the 14th of December. Our sincere thanks to the staff for
their hard work and a wonderful 4-course meal. Santa turned up on the day
too and surprised some of our younger guests. Our sincere thanks to all the
local businesses in Co. Kerry that donated spot prizes. Thanks also to our
staff for all their hard work in organising the party and for their support
on the day.

SUPPORTER  OF  THE  YEAR  AWARD
Our Supporter of the Year Award was given to Frances Woodley who has been
working with us for the past year. Frances was acknowledged for her
tremendous work with our service and clients. She was also recognised for
her work in researching and compiling our weekly email newsletter. She also
nominated our service for the Tesco Community Award initiatve, which we
really appreciate. Our sincere thanks and best wishes for Frances.

LAUNCH  OF WOMEN’s  AID  WEBSITE  SIGN  LANGUAGE  TRANSLATIONS
Deaf and hard of hearing women are invited to attend the launch of the Irish
Sign Language (ISL) video translations of the services and information
provided on the Women’s Aid website.  This is a women’s only event and an
interpreter will be provided.  The launch will be held Saturday 24th January
2015 at 6 pm at Cabragh Hall, Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Road, Cabra,
Dublin 7.

Women’s Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working in
Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974.
They work to make women and children safe from domestic violence, offer
support, and provide hope to women affected by abuse and work for justice
and social change.
They provide a text service for Deaf or hard of hearing women.  If you need
to contact them, text 087 959 7980 between 10am to 10pm, 7 Days a week and
they will text you back. To see the ISL video translations on their website
go to:
www.womensaid.ie/information-sign-language/

INTRODUCTION  TO  LEARN  IRISH  SIGN  LANGUAGE (ISL)  WEBSITE
Are you interested in learning ISL? There is a new website that is aimed at
those interested in learning the basics of sign language.  The site can also
be used as a tool for those who are taking classes as an aid to classroom
learning.  The topics covered include the alphabet, numbers, colours, days
of the week, months, emotions, school, the house, hobbies, prepositions,
transport, basic phrases and the weather.  Learners can also test themselves
with short multiple-choice videos.  If you, or anyone you know is interested
in learning ISL, go to the following website:
www.learnirishsignlanguage.ie/index.html

IRISH  SIGN  LANGUAGE  SURVEY
The Irish Deaf Society are asking Deaf, hard of hearing (hoh), Children of
Deaf Adults (CODA) and the hearing community to complete an Irish Sign
Language survey.  They would like everyone who uses ISL to complete it. The
Irish Deaf Society would like to thank those people who have filled in the
survey.  However, if you are not sure, they recommend that you fill it in
again.

There are only six short questions. Please fill in all the boxes – do not
leave any blank!  The whole survey should only take two minutes to complete.
There is also a short video in ISL explaining the survey. You can see the
video and complete the survey by going to:
www.irishdeafsociety.ie/irish-sign-language/irish-sign-language-survey/

MEDLEY  OF  CHRISTMAS  SONGS  IN  IRISH  SIGN  LANGUAGE
Seeing it is drawing closer to Christmas, we thought we might put in a link
to a video of a group of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) students and
staff trying their hands at Irish Sign Language – most for the first time!!

Although it was originally posted in December 2011, we thought it would
bring a bit of cheer to see them working their way through a medley of
Christmas songs.  They ask you to forgive them for any ISL mistakes you
might see, as many of them are beginners.  You can view them by going to
their Youtube link:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5vbrIXVJFQ

KERRY  DEAF  RESOURCE  CENTRE – CHRISTMAS  HOLIDAYS
We would like to give everyone advance notice of the Centre’s Christmas
holidays.  The Centre will close Monday 22nd December at 5 pm and will
re-open on Monday 5th January 2015 at 10 am.  On behalf of our Board and
staff, we would like to wish all our clients and supporters a very Happy
Christmas.  Best wishes for a Happy and prosperous New Year.

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

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