LIVE CAPTIONS FOR WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL MEETINGS
Congratulations to Wicklow County Council, which is the first County Council
in Ireland to make their monthly meetings accessible to deaf and hard of
hearing viewers. The Council’s meetings are captioned within the Council
Chambers on a dedicated plasma screen.
And now it has gone a step further towards transparency and accessibility by
posting the captions on the internet. The Council has joined with Premier
Captioning and Realtime (PCR), a Wicklow based company, to provide
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), a live conversion of
speech to text. This is a very useful service to deaf and hard of hearing
people, and can also be used by people with English as their second language
to ensure that Council Meetings are accessible to all.
If you have any queries about the system you to contact Aoife Flynn, Access
& Equality Officer – Mobile/Text 087 0575938; Email [email protected];
Land Line 0404 20100 Ext. 2514.
IRISH DEAF SOCIETY CV AND INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
Are you currently looking for work? Do you need help with your Curriculum
Vitae (CV)? Do you know how to do job interviews?
The Irish Deaf Society are running a CV & Interview Technique Workshop on
Thursday and Friday 27-28 May 2010. The workshop will be held at the Dublin
Deaf Association. Participants must attend both days and lunch is included.
The workshop is free.
For more information and to book a place contact Deaf Adult Literacy Service
(DALS) – email [email protected] or text 0852841884 (please include
your name in the text message).
WORLD STREET PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL 2010 IN CORK
The World Street Performance Festival 2010 will be held in Cork and Dublin
this year. The Cork Festival will be on in Fitzgerald Park & Mardyke Sports
Ground from 12-8pm on 12-13 June 2010. ISL Interpreters will be available at
the Festival at Pitch No. 5!
There will be performances by best contortionists, magicians, breakdancers,
comedians and other assorted world-class professional jesters. Voting booths
will be set up and the act with the most votes will be crowned the 2010 AIB
Street Performance World Champion. All entertainment at the festival is free
See the poster attached or go to the Festival’s website for more
DUBLIN THEATRE OF THE DEAF : THE DEAF FAMILY
Dublin Theatre of the Deaf are putting on a new show, The Deaf Family, on
Thursday & Friday 27-28 May 2010 at 8pm at the Deaf Club, Drumcondra,
Tickets are 10.00 euro for adults, 5.50 euro for students/OAPs and 5.00 euro
for children. There is also a family rate available. Please note there is no
show on Saturday.
Everyone is welcome and the group is encouraging you call to go and enjoy
For more details about the drama see the youtube ad:
Crooks used Facebook to steal 26,000 pounds from a Deaf man in the UK,
Kenneth Newman. They contacted Mr. Newman through his Facebook account to
tell him he had won the ‘United Nations Deaf Lottery’. Mr. Newman gave them
all the money he had saved, took out six loans and even re-mortgaged his
home when the conmen told him he had won 600,000 pounds.
Policeman Michael Loveys said police are trying to find the crooks but that
there was “little hope” of getting back the money. He also said: “There’s no
such thing as a deaf and disabled lottery. There are a number of scams like
this out there. Lots and lots of people have been scammed, but if you
haven’t entered a lottery, then you haven’t won.”
If you are contacted on Facebook by people you do not know, saying that you
have won the lottery or offering to share money, it is probably not true.
Please report any suspicious activity on Facebook using the Report button.
To read the full story about Kenneth Newman go to: