WFD- INVITES SUBMISSIONS FOR DURBAN 2011.
The World Federation of the Deaf invites submission of abstracts for
presentations at its XVI World Congress in Durban South Africa 2011. The
official languages of the Congress will be English, South African Sign
Language and International Sign. The Organising Committee welcomes abstracts
that focus on the theme “Global Deaf Renaissance” from birth to adulthood on
the following sub-themes.
“Intelligent Conflict Management”
“Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against
“Convention on the Rights of the Child and Youth Programmes”.
Special Interest Groups-
“Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender”.
“Deaf Ethic Groups”.
“CODA- Children of Deaf Adults”.
“Sign Language Interpreters”.
The closing date for submissions is extended to the 31st of December. For
more information, contact Ingrid Parkins at [email protected]
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WITH THE ITT.
Just a reminder of our last two activities with the Health and Leisure Dept
of the Institute of Technology.
We have “High and Low Ropes” on the 24th November at Play at Heights in
Dingle. This will be from 9:30- 11am.
This event will be held outdoors. However if the weather is very bad we will
go indoors and do alternative activities. Students from I.T.T. and
instructors from Play at Height will be beside participants at all the time
and will assist with each activity. Participants will be active for 60-75
The last event is “Indoor Climbing Wall” on the 8th of December and this
will be held at Play at Heights also.
For both events, participants must have warm clothes, hats, gloves and a
rain jacket for outdoor activities. Please bring spare clothes if you need
to change immediately after the activity. There is a small snack bar so
bring money if you want to buy any snacks in the shop.
Our thanks to the ITT and to the students for including members of our
service in these events. We’ve had a great time at previous events and look
forward to the upcoming activities.
PHOTOS FROM ETHIOPIA TRIP.
We have uploaded photos from our recent trip to Ethiopia on our Facebook
page. If you would like to view them, go to www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf
In addition Fr. Monaghan has set up a page on the project- go to
facebook.com and search for Ethiopia Deaf Project.
BOWLING FUNDRAISER IN CORK FOR KODA.
You may recall a number of Deaf parents from Ireland attended the KODA
conference in the States during the summer. These parents have now have set
up a new group called KODA- Kids of Deaf Adults.
The group hopes to run a number of events for Deaf parents and their hearing
kids. The 1st event they are holding will be a Bowling Fundraiser. This will
be held on the 27th of November in the Planet Entertainment Centre in
Blackpool, Cork. It costs 60 euro for a team of four.
Congratulations to all those involved in KODA and we would like to wish them
well with their work and any future KODA events.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee
Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399