Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 18.01.16

NEW DONATION PAGE FOR OUR SERVICE.
Over the years many customers & supporters have asked how they can make donations to our service. We are delighted to announce that we now have a new online donation page at https://www.gofundme.com/kerrydeafresource

We hope this page will enable us to meet the shortfall in funding & enable us to continue meeting the running costs of our Drop In Centre in Tralee and our outreach service throughout Kerry.

UPDATE ON VIDEO INTERPRETING SERVICE (VIS)
We are now accepting VIS bookings from across Ireland for interpreting
access in Irish Sign Language (ISL) & British Sign Language (BSL).

We will accept VIS calls on the following: Skype, FaceTime, Hangouts,
GoToMeeting, Oovoo & other video interpreting software. We are also working
with an international service provider to develop a VIS app to ensure the
service is available across all digital medial platforms.

Catherine White & Veronica White, both qualified freelance sign language
interpreters are available on an appointment basis with our VIS. For
enquiries of a short nature, our Manager Willie White is also available.

Catherine will be available for both BSL & ISL bookings. Veronica & Willie
will be available for ISL bookings.

VIS appointments with Government Depts and Public Bodies must be made in
advance, as our service will need to contact the service provider in advance
to approve payment.

Please note- for all calls, we will set up a ‘Test Call’ with you to make
sure the video quality is suitable as internet speeds can vary.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS AVAILABLE ON A FREELANCE BASIS
Veronica White & Catherine White are also available for standard freelance
interpreting work outside of VIS in Co. Kerry. They are also available for
freelance work in other counties.

For GP/Doctor/Kerry General Hospital appointments, they can be contacted
directly or via our service. Please note: For GP/Doctor appointments, please
remember our service must submit an email to the HSE to get the costs of the
interpreter approved in advance of the appointment. Further information on
our GP Access Policy can be found on our website at
http://kerrydeaf.com/support/index10.html

For all other appointments, Catherine & Veronica can be booked via a number
of interpreting services such as Bridge Interpreting & SLIS. Further
information on sign language interpreting services are available on our
website at http://kerrydeaf.com/support/index.html

HEALTHY LIVING AND STRESS MANAGEMENT COURSE
Deafhear Killarney would like to remind everyone that their Healthy Living
and Stress Management Course will continue again this year.

The first session will be on Thursday 21st January in St Bridget’s Family
Resource Centre in Hawley Park, Tralee at 1.30 pm. Sign language
interpreting access will be provided again this year. If you require
transport, please contact Deafhear or our service.

We would like to thank Deafhear for opening up this valuable training again
to service users from our Centre.

SUBTITLED MOVIES IN TRALEE CINEMA
Tralee Omniplex Cinema has contacted us to confirm that subtitled movies
will be shown every Monday evening this year. The cinema is keen to ensure
access is provided to the Deaf and hard of hearing community in Co. Kerry.

Recently due to difficulties outside of their control, they were unable to
screen a number of movies with subtitles. They have assured us they will do
everything to prevent this happening again. If you arrive for a subtitled
movie and there is a technical difficulty, they would appreciate it if you
could inform a staff member or their Manager.

To see which movie is subtitled, check their listings in local newspapers.
You can also go to their website https://www.omniplex.ie/cinemas/cinema/1021
then click on the DATE (for Monday’s), click FILTER BY SCREEN TYPE & select
SUBTITLED.

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
V92 Y409

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

Charity Number CHY20854
To donate, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/kerrydeafresource

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
Skype: kerrydeaf (text in advance for appointment)

Can also be contacted via Facetime (by appointment)
& Glide Video Messaging.