SUCCESSFUL CODALAND CONFERENCE IN THE UK
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the organisers of the recent
CODALAND conference in Reading in the UK. The conference welcomed
approximately 169 adult CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults) from 15 countries
including our own Willie, Veronica & Catherine White.
Catherine was also the Keynote speaker at the conference & spoke eloquently
about her experiences as a CODA growing up in Co. Kerry. She also spoke
about how her awareness of CODA developed through her work in the Deaf
community in UK & New Zealand and from attending CODA events throughout the
An in-depth coverage of the CODALAND conference & CODA news will be shared
with you in a later update.
SIGN LANGUAGE VIDEO GUIDE TO DEPT OF SOCIAL PROTECTION
Requests by the Irish Deaf Society and DeafHear to make the Department of
Social Protection’s (DSP) website more accessible to Irish Sign Language
(ISL) users has recently been implemented and the Department of Social
Protection has recently put up a video in ISL providing an overview of the
Department, its role and services.
To view the Department of Social Protection’s website go to:
C3 FAMILY DAY OUTING
Are you wondering what to do with your deaf/hard of hearing children and
young teenagers this August? Are you running out of ideas? Why not bring
them along to a fun filled family day organised at Fort Lucan Outdoor
Adventureland, Westmanstown, Lucan, Co. Dublin on Saturday 22nd August 2015.
Meet 11.30am at the front gate, entry for adults is 4 euro and includes
complimentary tea or coffee. Children 10.50 euro and includes one free go
in the Waterfall. If you are interested in going please email
[email protected] by the 15th August to give your name and how many
children you are bringing with you.
For more information about Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland go to their
DEAF WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
Cork Deaf Club have organised a leadership workshop for WOMEN ONLY on
Saturday 26th September from 10am to 4pm. There are only 12 places
available so if you are interested in going please email Irish Deaf Women’s
Group at [email protected] or text them on 086 1719570
Admission is free. Sinead Winter and Gaye Regan will present the workshop.
SOCIAL NIGHT DEAF WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
After the Deaf Women’s Leadership workshop why not stay on for a social
evening where you will have the chance to chat to Sinead and Gaye. Nora
Duggan will also give a presentation. The evening will be from 8 pm to 10
EFSLI TRAINING FOR DEAF & HEARING INTERPRETERS
The European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters has a number of training
opportunities over the coming months. EFSLI ensures schools are accessible
for both Deaf and hearing interpreters by providing interpretation between
EFSLI is looking for interpreters for the following schools:
Interpreting for the Deafblind (Stockholm 25-27 September). Organized in
collaboration with EDbU (European Deafblind Union) and hosted by STTF
(Swedish Association of Sign Language Interpreters). The President of EDbU,
Sanja Tarczay, will attend the training and deliver a presentation on
Deafblind citizen’s needs with a European perspective.
Interpreting in educational settings (Belgium 23-25 October). The training
will be provided in collaboration with EUDY-European Deafblind Union, and
hosted by BVGT (Flemish Association of Sign Language Interpreters). Call for
Interpreting sensitively and effectively with victims of sexual violence
(Dublin 27-29 November). The training will be provided in collaboration with
the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, and hosted by Trinity College Dublin.
For further information about EFSLI schools, please contact
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.
Charity Number CHY20854
Text (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel (+353) 66 712 0399
Can also be contacted via Facetime, Skype & Glide Video Messaging.