Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 19.10.15

KDRC's computer room 2015NEW  COMPUTERS  IN  OUR  DROP  IN  COMPUTER  ROOM.
In a recent newsletter we mentioned that we received a grant of 2,000 euro from the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. The grant was used for two purposes: to cover interpreting costs at the event and towards the costs of purchasing new computers for our Centre.

We are delighted to announce that six new computers are now installed in our drop in computer room that is upstairs in our Centre in Tralee. They are all connected to the Internet a number of them are connected to Skype and other video-messaging applications. Photocopying & printing facilities are also available.

If you would like to use the equipment, they are open to adults who are Deaf
sign language users, hard of hearing, cochlear implant users & adult CODAs
(Children of Deaf Adults). They are also available to children who are deaf,
hard of hearing, cochlear implant users or KODAs (Kids of Deaf Adults) with
adult supervision.

INTERPRETING  ACCESS   AT  MENINGITIS  MEETING  IN  LIMERICK
An Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreter will be available at a talk on
Meningitis in Limerick on the 21st of October.

The event is being organised by “ACT for Meningitis” which is a charity
based in Galway. ACT supports families that have been affected by Meningitis
and offer free services, counselling and child therapy. The Meningitis
Awareness Information presentation will start at 8pm in the Monaleen GAA
club, Old Schoolhouse Road, Monaleen, Limerick.

Carri O’Donnell will be the interpreter on the night. Carri & her husband
Rory have been strong advocates of meningitis awareness since their own
child was diagnosed with it in the past. Thankfully, their child fully
recovered from it and Carri & Rory are now keen to increase awareness
amongst the hearing and Deaf communities.
Remember, meningitis can affect anyone of any age so knowing the symptoms
could help save a life!

SIGN  LANGUAGE  INTERPRETERS  MUNSTER  SOCIAL  GATHERING
Sign Language Interpreters Munster (SLIM) are organising a social gathering
on the 14th of November in Ballyhoura in Co. Cork. This will also be an
overnight get-together for SLIM interpreters who are able to stay the night.

If you are interested in attending, please contact either Willie White or
Veronica White via the Centre here on 087 6334687 or the landline 066
7120399.

DR.  JENNIFER  HENSLEY  &  DR. PATRICK  GRAHAM  VISITING  TRALEE
Dr Jennifer Hensley, Vice-President of CODA International, and her Deaf
colleague Dr. Patrick Graham, Assistant Professor at Western Oregon
University will be our guests in Tralee this weekend of 24th-26 of October.
If you are interested in meeting up with them please contact Willie White

CODA  INTERNATIONAL  SOCIAL  MEDIA  WORK  GROUP
Our Manager Willie White has been selected to sit on the CODA International
(Children of Deaf Adults) Social Media workgroup. This workgroup is looking
at enhancing CODA’s presence on social media platforms such as Facebook,
Instagram, Twitter etc.

The workgroup is encouraging CODA’s, their families & members of the Deaf
community to use #hashtags when they are posting CODA related items on
social media. By clicking on #hashtags with CODA related terms, it will also
link you into other CODA related topics & CODA International more easily.

Here is an example of #hashtags that are trending on social media recently:
#CODA #ChildrenOfDeafAdults #MotherFatherDeaf #HearingMotherFatherDeaf
#CODAInternational #CODAAustin #CODAustin  #Codaukireland  #Codaland
#Codaland2015 #Deafparents #CODAIreland #HearingChildrenOfDeafParents
#Codaconference #CODALove #CODAustin2016

THE  IRISH  PILGRIMAGE  TRUST  TRIP  TO  LOURDES
The Irish Pilgrimage Trust brings children and young people with special
needs to Lourdes every year.

They would like to know if any families with a child who is deaf, hard of
hearing or a cochlear implant user are interested in sending their child to
Lourdes next year. If yes, please contact Willie White via our service.

For more information on the Trust, you can email
info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com or go to their website at
http://www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com/

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

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

Can also be contacted via Facetime, Skype & Glide Video Messaging.