Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 07.10.03


Our service is looking to replace two CE positions in November. Both positions are Office admin jobs. The successful candidates will be working closely with Deaf & hard of hearing staff and clients. A knowledge and Deaf issues and sign language is a distinct advantage. Duties will include general office duties, including computer work filing, photocopying & dealing with client queries.

Eligibility criteria apply. CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more. Criteria may differ if you are in receipt of Disability Allowance. For more information on eligibility, contact your local FAS office. As dual payments are no longer paid, it would also be advisable to ask about payment rates and secondary benefits.

To apply, you can apply in writing to North & East Kerry Development, Clash, Tralee, Co Kerry or by email to [email protected]


This is reminder of our upcoming Deaf Adult Literacy Service classes. Registration for these classes are now open. For classes to proceed, a minimum of four students per class is required.

Computers classes will be held on Tuesdays from 11-1pm. The tutor for this class will be Christina O’Donoghue.

Personal Development/English class will be held on Wednesdays from 3pm-5pm. The tutor for this course will be Mary Duggan.

You can register directly with DALS by email to [email protected] or you can contact our service.


SLIM is organising a training day on the 23rd of November in Limerick for interpreters based in the Muster region or who work regularly in Munster.

The proposed training is “Interpreting in Healthcare Settings – Occupational Therapy” and will be facilitated by Cathy Mc Cormack. This session will include information on what occupational therapy is? Cathy’s experiences as a d/Deaf occupational therapist working with sign language interpreters in a healthcare workplace. Information about core competencies for interpreting in healthcare from Cathy’s personal perspective and as outlined by the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) in the United States of America.


The Deaf Heritage Centre will be hosting a conference “Discovering our Deaf Heritage” on Saturday 16th of November from 9.30-4.30pm. The venue will be the Thomas Mahon Building in Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Rd, Dublin.

Conference and evening buffet will cost 25 euro. Conference only is 15 euro & Buffet only is 15 euro. Closing date for registration is the 8th of November. For more information, you can email [email protected] or text 086 856 7217

Further information on the event is available in sign language at


The International Interpreter Symposium invites proposals for research from a variety of disciplinary frameworks that address topics in signed language interpretation and translation. Proposals may be submitted as either presentations or posters. Presentations will be 25 minutes in length including questions. Posters will be presented at a designated two-hour time block during the Symposium.

Proposals are welcomed that represent a variety of disciplines, settings, and theoretical frameworks, including, but not limited to, the following:

Cognitive processes. Deaf interpreting. Discourse analysis. Language and culture . Linguistic analysis. Research in interpreting pedagogy. Sociological perspectives. Translation research. Video interpreting

Lorraine Leeson from the Centre for Deaf Studies in Trinity College will also lecture at the symposium. Her paper will be “Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil” : Considering Epistemological and Intersectional Approaches in Interpreting Education and Practices.

For more information, go to


Just to let you know KES have changed their name to Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB). This is to reflect the change from VECs to Education and Training Boards (ETBs), which happened when the new Education and Training Boards Act was commenced on the 1st July, 2013. For more information, go to

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.

Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: [email protected]

Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399