Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 30.01.12

We wanted to say a big thank you to the Clochan and Breanainn Wren for their
generous donation of 419.19 euro to us recently.

We would also like to thank the Maunsell family for nominating our service for this donation. In addition, special thanks to children of the Maunsell family who were part of
another Wren and donated 40euro of their proceeds to us too.

Signature will provide tutor training on the Level 1 Award in Irish Sign
Language on the 14th of March in Dublin. The venue and times are to be
confirmed. There is no fee for two tutors from Signature Approved Centres
including our Centre. For non-approved Centres, the fee is 160 sterling.

The closing date for applications is the 14th of February. Teachers must
read the Qualification Specification before attending this event. For a copy
of the Qualification Specification, please go to the Qualifications section
at Teachers must bring a copy to the event.

Further information on Signature’s training programme is available at

The Sign Language Interpreting Service has a vacancy for an Administration &
Booking Officer to provide secretarial and administrative support to the
Manager, SLIS team, to act as the point of contact for SLIS customers,
manage the office and operate effectively the SLIS Referral System.

The closing date for receipt of applications is strictly no later than 1pm
Thursday 9th February 2012.  Interviews will take place after 20th February
2012. Please note short-listing may apply. Completed application form
including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees can be
sent to:
The Chairperson, Sign Language Interpreting Service, 40 Lower Drumcondra Rd,
Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

A job description and application form are available via text/tel: 087 650
6651 or by email to

The Centre for Deaf Studies in Trinity College will host a workshop for
interpreters on the theme of “The Practise Profession Approach to Healthcare
Interpreting”. It will be held on Friday 24th Feb (6-9pm) & Saturday 25th
Feb (10am-5pm). Robyn K. Deaf who is currently a PhD Candidate at
Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh will present the workshop.

This workshop examines the practise of interpreting in a different frame and
as a result, challenges some long-held ideas about ethics and
decision-making. This newer frame also appreciates several practise
realities that must be overtly addressed. First is that interpreters are
active and influential participants in the communication event, that the
constructs of language and culture which we learn to use to analyse
interpreting work are insufficient for appreciating the myriad demands of
community work, and last, that a discussion of the interpreter’s role is
incomplete without a discussion of the interpreter’s responsibility.

It is through this new lens that we consider some of the unique demands of
healthcare interpreting and discuss not best practises but a best practise
process, a different vehicle for formulating and critiquing work decisions.
Participants will leave this workshop with new insights about their work,
ethical decisions, and expectations for professional development.

Robyn K. Dean, CI/CT, MA was appointed to the faculty of the University of
Rochester School of Medicine in 1999, in recognition of her scholarship in
the interpreting field and leadership in the education of interpreters,
medical students, and other health care professionals. She has been an
interpreter for over 20 years, with particular service experience in medical
and mental health settings.

This workshop is part of the Medisigns Project (Leonardo da Vinci) Places are limited, so please register your
participation by emailing:

An information event will be held for deafblind people, their families and
carers and professionals working in the field on Saturday 25 Feb in NUI

The theme of the event is “With and Within the Deafblind Community”. It is
free of charge to all participants. We have been informed that the platform
interpreters for the event will be Margaret Woulfe and Caroline O’Leary. It
would be important to inform the organisers if you have specific
communication support apart from platform interpreting access.

Further information is available by writing to Deafblind Ireland PO Box 33,
Longford or by email to

Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687

Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399