Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 25.04.16

1916 EVENT IN BANNA BEACH WITH PRESIDENT HIGGINS

We would to extend a sincere thank you to the organisers of the 1916 Commemoration event in Banna Beach during the week.

An Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreter was provided for members of the Deaf community. VIP seating was allocated to ensure sign language users had clear access to the interpreter. In addition, there was clear signage to inform people of the interpreter access.

The event was attended by the President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D. Higgins and by members of the Defence Forces, local TD’S, Senators including Senator Mark Daly from Co. Kerry who has been a strong supporter of ISL official recognition, and many other VIP’s.

The event was attended by over 4,000 people so it was fantastic for the local Deaf community to have access to the proceedings. Our sincere thanks to the organisers from across a number of Government Depts. & Kerry County Council. Our sincere thanks to Catherine White for interpreting the event. Lastly, sincere thanks to everyone from the Deaf community who attended on the day.

MOTHER FATHER DEAF DAY

Did you know, the last Sunday in April is designated Mother Father Deaf Day. This is a day that Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs) around the world acknowledge and celebrate their Deaf parents. Many local groups and Deaf parent groups with young KODAs (Kids of Deaf Adults) organise a range of activities around the world.

We would like to extend a very happy Mother Father Deaf Day to all our Deaf parents in Co. Kerry, across Ireland and throughout the world.

CODA International has a list of events & suggestions for KODAs, CODAs & Deaf parents if they want to celebrate future Mother Father Deaf Days. To see their suggestions, go to http://coda-international.org/MFDDay

CODA INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

If you are an adult CODA, do you know you also can become a member of CODA International at http://coda-international.org/membership

Membership of CODA International, enables you to:

# Celebrate your Deaf and hearing heritage and diversity!

# Help support CODA International’s mission and purpose – providing opportunities for educational scholarships, grants, and stipends

# Support annual conferences and regional/local retreats

# Have full access to member newsletters, “CODA Connection”

# Have ‘members only’ access to the CODA International website

# Meet other CODAs all over the world

# Nominate and vote for Board representation

# Network with other CODA members

# Avail of educational opportunities for CODAs by CODAs about CODAS

More information on CODA International is also available via our Manager, Willie White who is also a CODA.

CARANUA- INFORMATION SESSION WITH ISL INTERPRETER ACCESS IN CORK.

On Saturday 23rd April, Caranua held an information session in the River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork. An Irish Sign Language (ISL) Interpreter was also available on the day.

Caranua is an independent State Body set up to help people who, as children, experienced abuse in residential institutions in Ireland and have received awards. Caranua can help by paying for services in the areas of health, housing and education.

If you were unable to attend the event but are still interested in getting information, we have Caranua information leaflets in our office. In addition, you can go directly to the Caranua website for more information at www.caranua.ie  As the event was based in Cork, you can also contact Cork Deaf Association www.corkdeaf.ie & www.facebook.com/corkdeaf Fax: 021 4506190 Tel: 021 4505944

IRISH DEAF YOUTH ASSOCIATION (IDYA) TRIP TO PERU 2017

The IDYA have an exciting trip coming up in 2017. They are organising a trip for youth age 18years and older to the world famous Machu Picchu in Peru.

The trip will be from the 14th of April- 23rd of April 2017. It will be limited to 30 participants. For information in Irish Sign Language (ISL) go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa1l-RHmifw

The total cost for the trip is €3,950. The breakdown of the costs is €2,750 will go towards flights, accommodation, transport, insurance, air & ground transfers and water for the climb to Machu Picchu. In addition, €1,200 of the overall amount will be donated to the IDYA.

A one-year team fundraising training and hill walking will be provided. 100% commitment is required.

More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/irishdeafyouthassociation or you by email to info@irishdeafyouth.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
To donate, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/kerrydeafresource

Text: (+353) 87 633 4687
Tel: (+353) 66 712 0399
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net
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