KERRY DEAF RESOURCE CENTRE UPDATE 29.03.10

Welcome to the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre update!

USHER SYNDROME LECTURE AT DCC
Deaf Community Centre has organised a presentation “What is Usher Syndrome?”
The presentation will be given by Maria McInenery on Thursday, 8 April 2010
at DCC, 96A O’Connell Street, Limerick City, at 8pm. All are welcome. Tea
and coffee will be provided. For more information contact 086 7348641.

FUNDERLAND IN CORK
Cork Deaf Association on behalf of Funderland cordially invite Deaf/Hard of
Hearing/KODA families to attend their Special Session of 15th Annual
Funderland event at the Old Ford Vehicle Handling Centre, Centre Park Road,
Cork on Thursday, 8th April 2010 between 11am – 1pm. In order to make staff
arrangements for the day and to ensure everyone has a memorable and
enjoyable experience, Funderland needs to know the number of people who
intend to go. So please contact Susan O’Callaghan, Community
Resource/Advocate Officer as soon as possible. You can email or text Susan
at susan@corkdeaf.ie or text only: 086 8535574.

CONGRATULATIONS KDRC
Congratulations to KDRC which won second prize as part of Conradh na
Gaeilge’s awards for best decorated businesses in Tralee during Seachtain na
Gaeilge. The prizes will be awarded tonight, 29 March, in the Abbey Inn,
Tralee, at 7pm. An ISL interpreter will be available and all are welcome to
attend.

ACCESS TO THE LATE LATE SHOW COMPETITION
RTE has made the accommodations for viewers who are unable to use the
telephone, and who wish to enter their television competition, as printed on
the RTE website:

If you have a communication difficulty arising as a result of a disability
and would like to enter the regular call/text viewer competition on The Late
Late Show, the following options are available:

OPTION 1 – For those who do NOT wish to make their disability known to the
viewing audience

You can enter the competition by text and nominate an individual to take the
phone call from The Late Late Show on your behalf. This information must be
clearly presented with your entry as follows:

LATE <your answer> <your name> CD CALL NOMINATE <name of the individual who
will take the call on your behalf and their relevant contact phone number>

For example: LATE ans: tipperary from sharon smith CD CALL NOMINATE paul
smith 08X 000 0000

Please note by nominating an individual to take the call on your behalf the
usual rules will apply and that individual must be available to take the
phone call from The Late Late Show on your behalf, otherwise they forfeit
your opportunity to win.

You must seek the permission of the nominated individual before entering the
competition and ensure that s/he agrees to take the call on your behalf. The
nominated person will not be required to confirm your answer to the
competition question, they will simply be required to accept the prize on
your behalf during the live on-air phone call.

By taking the call, the nominated person is in no way entitled to the prize
or a share of the prize. The prize will be awarded to the entrant as
specified on the text entry and not the call nominee.

OPTION 2 – For those who have no issue revealing their disability to the
viewing audience

If you would prefer NOT to nominate an individual to take the phone call
from The Late Late Show on your behalf please specify with your text entry
that you are unable to take the call due to a communication difficulty. This
information should be clearly presented with your entry as follows:

LATE <your answer> <your name> DO NOT CALL CD

For example: LATE ans: tipperary from sharon smith DO NOT CALL CD

Should you select this option and should you be drawn as the competition
winner (having provided the correct answer), the presenter will announce
that you are the winner of tonight’s competition. S/he will not make the
phone call as usual at the end of the show. However, in the spirit of
fairness and transparency, the presenter may explain to the viewing audience
that the usual phone call element has been discounted on this occasion since
the winner is unable to take the call due to a communication difficulty
arising as a result of a disability.

Please note: Both options are only open to those with a communication
difficulty arising as a result of a disability (including members of the
deaf community or those with a speech impediment).

RTÉ reserve the right to request proof of disability, which for this purpose
may require certified medical doctor’s letter. In cases where disability is
not proven, RTÉ reserve the right to award the prize to the next eligible
participant.

All other competition terms and conditions will apply as normal.

RTÉ reserves the right to review and change these options at any time,
subject to operational, editorial or audience considerations.

For more information, and terms & conditions go to
www.rte.ie/tv/competitions/cd.html

OUR CONTACT DETAILS
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry. IRELAND

Website: www.kerrydeaf.com
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net
Tel: 066 712 0399/ Fax: 066 712 0386
Mobile: 087 633 4687