Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 22.02.16

VOLUNTEERS FOR CURRANS & CURROW CHURCH COLLECTIONS
Our service is looking for volunteers to support us with a number of Church
collections on the 5th & 6th of March.

The collections will take place in Currow & Curran Churches. If you are
available, please contact Noreen Cronin in our office. She will provide you
with the times that volunteers are required for each Church.

The income generated from these collections contributes to overhead costs of
running our Centre in Tralee and towards our outreach service for elderly
clients with mobility & travel difficulties.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING STUDENTS ON PLACEMENT IN MARCH
This year our Centre is delighted to host three students from the Centre for
Deaf Studies from the 7th-11th of March.

The students will be here on placement as part of their Sign Language
Interpreting course in Trinity College. Our thanks to our Manager William
White who will act as placement mentor/supervisor.

Placement is a wonderful opportunity for students to communicate with Deaf
people they may not have come into contact before & experience regional sign
language variation too. It is also an ideal opportunity for students to
learn from service providers outside of formal college settings. Placement
also enables students to learn 1st hand the types of services & access Deaf
people require in a regional setting.

If you would like to meet with these students, please let us know, as we are
keen to ensure there are ample opportunities for them to meet the Deaf
community in Co. Kerry.

STUDENT RESEARCH ON DEAF GOING FOR X-RAYs.
Aoibhinn Hynes is a radiography student in her final year in University
College Dublin. She is looking for Deaf people to take part in research that
looks at their experience of having x-rays.

The overall aim of her research is to gain a better understanding of the
experiences a Deaf or hard of hearing patient has when going for an X-ray
examination and how hospitals in Ireland could potentially improve their
experiences?

Her research is titled “The experiences of the Deaf or hard of hearing
patient in the Diagnostic Imaging Department”. In order to carry out her
research, she hopes to conduct interviews and brief online questionnaires.

As this is an undergraduate study, it is not funded. However, Aoibhinn would
greatly appreciate any queries or potential volunteers. If you are
interested in her research, send us your details and we will forward them on
to Aoibhinn.

IRISH DEAF WOMEN’s GROUP AGM
The Irish Deaf Women’s Group (IDWG) will hold its 23rd Annual General
Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, the 5th of March.

The AGM will take place in Cabragh Hall in Deaf Village Ireland (DVI) in
Dublin from 11am-2pm. The AGM is open to ‘Women Only’. Tea & coffee will be
served.

IRISH DEAF SOCIETY AGM
The Irish Deaf Society (IDS) has also announced their 34th Annual General
Meeting (AGM), which will take place on Saturday, the 9th of April.

It will be held in the Deaf Heritage Centre, Deaf Village Ireland (DVI) in
Dublin at 2pm.

The AGM will provide the following: Minutes of the 2015 AGM, Annual Report,
Financial Report, Motions and Elections. IDS Members 2016 and non-members
are welcome to attend the AGM.

There will also be a drama held afterwards which is being organised by the
Dublin Deaf Theatre.

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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
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