Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 20.06.16

KDRC MANAGER TRAVELLING TO ETHIOPIA IN AUGUST.

Our Manager Willie White will be travelling to Ethiopia to work with the Deaf community for 3 weeks in August. This will be his 4th volunteer trip to Africa and his 3rd visit to Ethiopia.

The aim of the trip is to provide workshops and training to Deaf adults and children who communicate through Ethiopian Sign Language in Ambo, Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa. These workshops will also be open to their hearing relatives, friends and supporters.

Willie is paying for his own flights, vaccinations & accommodation in Ambo. However, he is fundraising to help with the costs of bringing a Deaf tutor with him to Ambo for 4 days. In addition, he hopes to give each Deaf adult participant in Ambo a daily allowance for attending the 4-day training programme there.

Willie will then travel to Bahir Dar with Visions Global Empowerment for 10 days. All participants are expected to contribute approx. $1,200 US Dollars towards their work with the Deaf community there. He will then finish off his trip in Addis Ababa where he will also work with the Deaf community.

If you would like to make a donation, you can go to

https://www.gofundme.com/2016ethiopia

 

VOLUNTEERS FOR KILLARNEY STREET COLLECTION.

Our service is looking for volunteers to support us with a Street Collection in Killarney on Friday, the 8th of July.
If you are available, please contact Therese or Noreen Cronin in our office. They will provide you with the times that volunteers are required.

We appreciate any offers of help on the day even if it’s just for an hour or two.

The income generated from this collection will contribute towards the overhead costs of our service.

 

THANK YOU TO RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2016 for selecting our service as a minor beneficiary of this year’s cycle.  Our service will be awarded €2,000 euro around October of this year.

This funding will enable us to purchase more computers for our Internet/computer room that is available free of charge to our Deaf & hard of hearing clients.

Our thanks also to Suzanne Carey, Susan O’Callaghan and Veronica White who will volunteer on behalf of our service during the cycle in Killarney on the 2nd of July.

For more information on this year’s Charity Cycle, go to http://www.ringofkerrycycle.ie/

 

RESEARCH ON BARRIERS FOR DEAF ACCESSING PUBLIC SERVICES

Tom Martin & Jim Mc Devitt of TMA Management Consultants have been asked by the Citizens Information Board to undertake research on the barriers faced by the Deaf Community in accessing public information and in accessing public services.

Tom & Jim hope to meet with representatives of the Deaf community in the coming weeks to examine the issues that Deaf people experience when they try to access services from Government Departments & public services.

They are also planning to develop a questionnaire in sign language in the coming weeks. As soon as this is available, we will share it with you in one of our updates.

We would like to thank Tom & Jim for hosting a Skype meeting with our Manager last Friday. Our service is delighted to have been given the opportunity to participate in this important research.

 

WORKSHOP FOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS IN DUBLIN

The Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) in Trinity College is hosting a discussion panel on “Fitness to Practice: Preparing and Maintaining Interpreter Skill Competence”.

The panel will take place on Thursday 23rd of June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Room 103-4 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2.

The panellists are: Dr. Christine Monikowski (NTID), Dr. Rico Peterson (NTID) and Robert Lee (UCLAN), & moderated by Prof. Lorraine Leeson (TCD).

Irish Sign Language (ISL)/ Spoken English interpreting will be provided. Live Streaming will occur via the TCD School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences Facebook page.

 

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
Tel: (+353) 66 712 0399
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net
Glide: kerrydeaf
Skype: kerrydeaf (by appointment)
FaceTime: kdrc@eircom.net (by appointment)
FaceTime: (+353) 87 633 4687 (by appointment)
Website: www.kerrydeaf.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf