Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 28.02.11

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YOUR VIEW ON BUYING HEARING AID?
Are you Deaf or hard of hearing and wear hearing aids? Have you experience
of buying hearing aids from private suppliers? We want to hear about your
experiences, good and bad? What advice would you give people who are going
into the hearing aid market for the first time? If you have any comments,
positive or negative, please get in touch with us.

RESEARCH ON CODA ISSUES.
A final year Speech and Language Therapy student in University College Cork
is carrying out a final year research project. The purpose of this project
is to explore the life experiences of adult hearing ‘Children Of Deaf Adults
’ (CODA’s).

The results of this project may help people understand more about the unique
life experiences of the hearing children of Deaf adults. This increased
understanding may benefit other hearing children of Deaf parents and their
parents.

If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact us
for more details.

INFORMATION ON REMOTE INTERPRETING SERVICE.
A short clip has been produced in sign language on the pilot Remote
Interpreting Services. Using Internet video software the interpreter can be
‘virtually’ present at any service location that has a broadband Internet
connection available.

The only additional hardware to provide remote ISL interpreting is a webcam.
This allows the remote interpreter to interpret the conversation between the
service provider and the Deaf service user without the need to travel to the
location.

To view the clip, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdOkYGy8VIw

More information is also available at
http://slis.ie/index.php/news/story/remote_isl_interpreting_pilot_project_20
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TRAINING COURSE- DEAF MANAGERS/ FACING THE CHALLENGE
Deaf people can face many obstacles when they want to succeed in Management?
It can also be difficult to fully access training in Ireland on this topic?
A training course is being organised at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
from the 16th-17th of May to tackle this issue. The course will look at “How
Deaf People Can Succeed in Management? How to get the Best out of Deaf Staff
and Managers?”

Information is available in British Sign Language and International Sign at
http://www.sml.hw.ac.uk/business/cpd/deaf-managers-facing-the-challenge.htm

Topics covered will include:
Managing Deaf and hearing Staff.
Communication skills and cultural awareness for the bilingual/bicultural
workplace.
How to identify and work around barriers for Deaf people and how to break
through the ‘Glass Ceiling’.
Essential management skills for the Deaf manager and executive, current and
aspiring (Option for Deaf participants).
Skills for managing Deaf staff, identifying their needs and skills and
supporting them in their career development and as managers (Option for
hearing executives).
Tapping the Deaf Potential – the legal, moral and business case for hiring
and developing Deaf people as managers.

How you and your organisation will benefit from this training course?
You will learn transferable skills about management, which you can put into
practice.
You will network and learn from those who have more experience working in
management and with the Deaf community.
You will have a better understanding of tools and techniques essential for
the specific development of Deaf people as managers.
You will be able to transmit best practice processes to your organisation.

Who should attend the course?
•Deaf Managers and Executives.
•Managers responsible for Deaf Staff, including Deaf Managers.
•Aspiring Deaf Managers.

Course fee is 395 sterling per person.

Further information is available via e-mail.
Tessa Padden: T.E.M.Padden@hw.ac.uk
Saiqa Anne Qureshi: S.Qureshi@hw.ac.uk

Register online
http://www.eventelephant.com/thedeafmanagerfacingthechallenges

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net

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Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399