Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 30.05.16

NORA DUGGAN & JOHN BOSCO CONAMA JOIN WFD EXPERT GROUPS

We would like to extend our best wishes to Nora Duggan and John Bosco Conama who have been selected by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) to join Expert Groups.

The WFD Board recently announced the appointments of Co-ordinators and members on the following 2016-2019 WFD Expert Groups:

  • Accessibility (Technology and Sign Language Interpretation).
  • Deaf Education.
  • Human Rights (Nora Duggan).
  • Sign Language and Deaf Studies (John Bosco Conama).

Nora’s family lives in Co. Kerry & she says “I would like to thank all those who congratulated me on my selection to be on the World Federation of the Deaf Human Rights Expert Group. I am extremely honoured to be selected and I look forward to working with others from around the world on human rights issues, especially regarding women’s rights. Also congrats to John Bosco”.

John Bosco has also commented “Proud to be selected for the expert groups under the World Federation of the Deaf on Sign Language and Deaf Studies. Am ready to serve with eagerness! Thanks to Irish Deaf Society and Trinity College Dublin for their support re: my application”.

We, in KDRC are thrilled & honoured to see two Irish Deaf people being selected for these Expert Groups. To see a congratulatory video clip from the Irish Deaf Society about their appointment, go to https://vimeo.com/167859570

REMINDER OF CODA RESEARCH

Just a reminder of Caitríona O’ Brien’s research on CODA (Children of Deaf Adults) identity in Ireland. Caitríona is an Irish student doing a Masters course in Applied Linguistics at the University of Oxford.

She is looking for hearing adults who were raised by Deaf parent(s) to discuss language, culture and identity.

Participation will involve completing a short questionnaire about language use and identity and, if you are willing, being interviewed by her about your questionnaire responses.

If you would be interested in taking part, or would like more information please feel free to contact Caitríona at caitriona.obrien@education.ox.ac.uk

IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE MATERIALS & DEAF RELATED INFO ON IRISHDEAF.COM

If you are looking for Irish Sign Language (ISL) materials and Deaf related merchandise & information, did you know?

IrishDeaf.com provides the following:

– Online shop at http://shop.irishdeaf.com/

– Irish Sign Language & Deaf-related merchandise.

– Irish Sign Language (ISL) Classes.

– Deaf Awareness Training.

– Ready Steady Sign Workshops.

– Speech to Text Service.

– Directory and Information Service.

Irishdeaf.com has been supporting the Deaf Community since 2003. For more information, check out the following:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irishdeaf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/irishdeafcom

Website: www.irishdeaf.com

Telephone: +353-85-830 8827

SMS/Text only: +353-85-726 3511

NYLE DI MARCO WINS FINAL OF DANCING WITH THE STARS USA

A couple of weeks ago, we shared with you some exciting international Deaf News about Nyle Di Marco entering the US TV Show “Dancing with The Stars’.

Nyle is Deaf and has become really famous in the US and across the world especially in the Deaf community after he won the last series of ‘America’s Next Top Model’.

We were thrilled to see Nyle perform so well again on another hit TV show and go on to develop amazing dancing skills. Well this week it all paid off. Nyle was crowned the WINNER of ‘Dancing with the Stars’. From all of us in KDRC, we send him & his dance partner Peta our heartfelt congratulations and well done!!

 

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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.

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