Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 08.12.14
KIDS OF DEAF ADULTS (KODA) SURVEY
Since appearing on CBBC “My Life: Signing Off”, CODA UK & Ireland have had lots of Deaf parents contacting them about KODA (Kids of Deaf Adults) workshops. They have decided to do a survey to see where they need to set-up KODA workshops across the UK and Ireland. This information will be kept confidential and only used for research purposes. If you would like to complete the survey, go to http://ow.ly/wj1Ap
CODA UK & IRELAND 5 YEAR PLAN INPUT
CODA UK & Ireland would like to know what you would want to see them doing
in the future now that they are working toward their 2015 five year
strategic plan. If you want to send them your views and ideas or to get
involved, email: [email protected]. A Board Meeting will take place
on the 13th December 2014 where they aim to put together this 5-year plan.
CODA UK & Ireland already do an annual KODA Camp for 7-17yr olds every year
and monthly workshops, bi-annual CODA conferences for over 18s open to
everyone and respond to daily enquiries that come in from a variety of
people in various situations. They also network with international CODA
organisations and offer support outside of the UK and Ireland.
CODA – HEARING ADULTS & CHILDREN OF DEAF PARENTS STUDY
Clare Tirot has been studying French sign language for three years and last
year spent an Erasmus year in Dublin. She is presently studying for a
Masters degree in French linguistics in France. As part of her studies, she
is keen to hear from hearing adults & children who have Deaf parents.
Interviews with Irish people will be via Skype. If you are interested in
contacting Clare, please contact us here in the Centre via email:
[email protected] or mobile: 087 6334687.
EMERGENCY TEXT SERVICE “112”
Just a reminder, as we head towards the Christmas season, of the free 112
SMS Emergency Service for Deaf and hard of hearing in Ireland.
If you have an emergency and need to contact An Garda Siochána, the
Ambulance service, the Fire service, or the Irish Coastguard, you can send a
text to an ECAS operator and they will forward on the information to the
required emergency service. You can find out more about it on the link:
You MUST register with this service before you can use it. Do not leave it
until an emergency has happened. It is important you provide information
such as your location in your text message.
E-mobile, Meteor, Three, O2 and Vodafone participate in this service. The
remaining mobile phone communication companies are hoping to join the
If your child’s school covers the use of 999 calls on their curriculum, ask
them to include material on the 112-text service as well. There is
information about teaching children how to use the emergency services on
this website also, and there is some information available in Irish Sign
ITV SIGNPOST FREELANCE ON-SCREEN PRESENTERS
Just a reminder that ITV SignPost is looking for freelance on-screen
presenters to work with their award-winning and highly skilled team based in
Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Presenters of all ages are required to be
either fluent in Irish Sign Language (ISL) as their first language or have a
recognised university interpreting and translating degree qualification.
You should also have skills in telling children’s stories in sign language,
experience in translating information for TV, websites or DVDs, a background
in acting or drama, enthusiasm and commitment to produce high quality sign
language translations and are able to work under pressure to tight delivery
If you are interested and want to work with a professional bi-lingual team
please send your CV to Joseph Sheridan, Deaf Team Manager and Eileen Young,
Controller of Operations. Their email addresses are:
joseph[email protected] and [email protected]. You can also contact
Joseph for an informal chat.
FaceTime: Joseph at [email protected] / 07825 960503.
Text: +448725 960503.
Closing date: Friday 5th December at 5 pm.
Interview and auditions will be held week commencing 26th January 2015 in
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
Charity Number CHY20854
Text (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel (+353) 66 712 0399
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.