Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 26.05.14
THANK YOU TO CORK DEAF ASSOCIATION (CDA)
We would like to thank CDA for inviting our Manager Willie White to give a
talk to CDA management & staff on Thursday in Cork. The meeting looked in
detail at our GP Access Policy with the HSE in Kerry. This policy allows
Deaf people to request a sign language interpreter for GP appointments.
Later in the evening Willie co-presented an information session with Susan O
’Callaghan to parents of deaf & hard of hearing children. The theme of the
presentation was “Communication & the benefits of being involved with the
wider Deaf community”.
SIMPLY SIGNING PRESENTER TRAINING
We would like to extend a big thank you to Lorna Mc Cormack from Simply
Signing who provided training to sign language tutors from Kerry & Cork in
our Centre on Saturday. We would also like to thank the tutors who travelled
from Cork and to the Kerry based tutors also.
The training was part of Simply Signing’s Ready Steady Sign programme, which
aims “To provide learners/parents and children with a colourful and
educational access to Irish Sign Language (ISL) and to develop the potential
of ISL within the special needs and professional care environment. To
endeavour to improve the quality of care and education for young children
and their families through the study, development and demonstration of
innovative models of service.”
IRISH DEAF SOCIETY (IDS) JOB CLUB
Do you need help with writing your CV, cover letters, applying for a new
job, are you looking for work, help with interview skills, or want to know
your rights in a job interview? A new pilot project will be held on
Wednesday 28th May and 25th June from 5pm – 7pm at the IDS, 1ST Floor,
Thomas Mahon Building, Deaf Village Ireland (DVI), Ratoath Road, Cabra,
This will be a drop in service with assistance from volunteers. If this is
successful, the IDS will look into setting up a job club for the Deaf
community. For more information email: [email protected]
6TH JUNE – BUILDING THE FUTURE EVENT
AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability have
organised a unique careers event aimed at students and graduates with
disabilities on Friday 6th June. There will be Irish Sign Language
interpreters provided and it is free. You will get the opportunity to get
your CV checked out, attend mock interviews, participate in workshops and
meet companies. So register online if you are interested! Places for the
mock interviews are limited and must be booked at the registration stage.
At the ‘Building The Future 2014′ event, students and graduates will also
have the opportunity to polish their job seeking skills and get important
tips and advice on successfully adjusting to the world of work and building
a fulfilling career.
The event is on from 10 am – 3.30 pm and is located at Citi, 1 North Wall
Quay, Dublin. To register and for more information go to:
7TH JUNE – PARENTS’ WORKSHOP IN CORK
The Deaf Education Centre is holding an information session for parents of
deaf children about the Shared Reading Programme at the Cork Deaf
Association offices in MacCurtain Street, Cork on Saturday 7th June from
2-5pm. The Shared Reading Programme aims to teach parents how to share
books with their deaf/hard of hearing children through Irish Sign Language.
The event is free and will be geared towards parents of children aged 0-4
(but parents of 4-8 years olds can also attend). They are also looking for
parents of deaf/hard of hearing children aged 0-8 years old to get involved
in the pilot run of their Shared Reading Programme.
To book a place, please email: [email protected] or for more information
on the Deaf Education Centre, go to: http:www.facebook.com/deafeducation or
28th & 29th JUNE – FILM MAKING WITH LOUIS NEETHLING
Shamrock Deaf Films are organising a workshop with Deaf director, Louis
Neethling on how to write, act, direct and edit your own film. The workshop
is will be held on Saturday 28th June from 9am – 5pm and Sunday 29th June
9.30am – 4pm. It will be held in DVI, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7. The
cost is 40euro, which includes lunch, and is limited to 12 people. For more
information about Louis check out his website www.louisneethling.co.uk
For more information on Shamrock Deaf Films go to:
https://www.facebook.com/shamrockdeaffilms?fref-ts or email:
[email protected] to book your place.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
Charity Number CHY20854
Text (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel (+353) 66 712 0399
E-mail [email protected]
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.