Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 27.06.16

DEAF ADULT LITERACY SERVICE (DALS) CLASSES

Our Deaf Adult Literacy classes are now on summer break until September. We would like to thank the Deaf Adult Literacy Service (DALS) for supporting these classes in our Centre. We would also like to thank Christina O’Donoghue for teaching the classes for the past academic year. We look forward to working with her and her students again in September.

If you are Deaf and would like to avail of literacy & computer classes when they resume in September, please send us your details and we will forward them onto the DALS Co-ordinator & tutor.

More information can be found at: https://www.irishdeafsociety.ie/classes-for-deaf-adults/

 

BIG THANK YOU FOR OUR TRALEE STREET COLLECTION

We would like to extend a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out and to those who donated to our collection on Friday, the 3rd of June in Tralee. All money raised is very much appreciated and goes towards the overhead costs here in our Centre in Tralee.

 

KILLARNEY STREET COLLECTION – REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS

Kerry Deaf Resource Centre is looking for volunteers to support us with our upcoming street collection on Friday, the 8th of July in Killarney town. If you are in the position to volunteer and would like to help, please contact Noreen Cronin or Therese Gallant in our office, by text to 087 633 4687 or via email: team1@live.ie.

The income generated from these collections contributes to overhead costs of running our Drop-In-Centre in Tralee, and towards the costs of our outreach service for elderly clients with a hearing loss who also have mobility and travel difficulties. Help is always welcome.

 

BOOK AND GIFT CLUB

Our Book and Gift Club is back this month with some lovely products on offer. If you would like to view them before ordering, feel free to drop in to our Centre. Out staff members here will order the products for you and will send you a text message, email or fax when the products are ready for collection.

The books and gifts on sale this month are:

Paint a Tea Set €7.

Collapsible Lunch Box €8.

Rotating Aquarium €13.

4 Books Set – Things That Go €9.

LED Swivel Torch €8.

2 Books Set – Vehicles €11.

100 Solar String Lights €10.

Dinosaur Toy €15.

Play Lap Tray €12.

Cordless Switch Light €10.

Crocodile Dentist €6.

Snakes & Ladders €10.

50 Cards – Birds €20.

Insulated Baskets €10

 

RTÉ LOOKING FOR IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE PRESENTERS

In some rather exciting news, RTÉ are looking for some Irish Sign Language Presenters. RTÉ News and Current Affairs provides a daily bulletin News for the Deaf and wishes to create a panel of Irish Sign Language Presenters to provide this service. They have released some guidelines as to who they’re looking for to fill the position.

S/He is required to translate News for the Deaf through Irish Sign Language

Must have good clear signing

Ability to confidently translate English into Irish Sign Language

Good television presence and appearance

Must be reliable

Must have flexibility in terms of their availability – i.e. must be available to provide this service late afternoon and at weekends.

The selection will be by audition, likely to be held in July/August.

Please submit Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter (attach as one document) by email to elaine.deegan@rte.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 1st July 2016.

Some further information can be found on RTE’s Youtube page:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecS5TGNg9Kc

 

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
Glide: kerrydeaf
Skype: kerrydeaf (by appointment)
FaceTime: kdrc@eircom.net (by appointment)
FaceTime: (+353) 87 633 4687 (by appointment)
Website: www.kerrydeaf.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf