Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 15.10.12

Our service is currently conducting Garda Vetting for all full/part-time
staff and volunteers. Garda Vetting is particularly important to those that
have access to children and/or vulnerable adults. In addition, it reduces
the risk to our organisation, our staff and volunteers and more importantly
to our clients and service users.

This vetting is mandatory for staff and to individuals that volunteer with
us on an on-going basis with our service. If you would like to go through
this process, please contact our Manager and he will forward you on the
relevant paperwork.

We are continuing with gym activities with the Health and Leisure Dept in
the ITT. From now until December, we will have gym sessions every Tuesday in
the South Campus from 4-5pm. This week, we will participate in canoeing and
kayaking in Cappanalea. If you are interested in any of these events please
contact us for more information.

For those wishing to participate in any of the upcoming sporting events, we
have a Sports Indemnity form, which all participants must fill out before
they can join up. As each activity entails a certain level of risk,
participants by signing the form, agree that our service accepts no
liability for injury however caused. In addition, we accept no liability for
any loss or damage to personal belongings. Please contact us for a form.

‘The Plough and the Stars’ will be performed in Siamsa Tire on the 25th of
October. The play will be accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing theatre
goers as it will be subtitled (captioned).

Captioning is similar to television subtitling and gives deaf and hard of
hearing audiences access to theatre performances with the actors’ words
appearing on a display unit (or units) on or near the stage at the same time
as they are spoken or sung. Character names, sound effects and off-stage
noises are also shown. The captions are prepared in advance by a trained
captioner who operates them as the action unfolds on stage.

Set amid the tumult of the 1916 Rising, ‘The Plough and the Stars’ is the
story of ordinary lives ripped apart in the idealism of the time. The
residents of a Dublin tenement, shelter from the violence that sweeps
through the city’s streets. A revolution that will shape a country’s future
rages around them. What kind of Ireland awaits them?

Arts & Disability Ireland’s are internationally recognised for their work
creating lasting change in the way people with disabilities are involved
with, and engage in, artistic and cultural life in Ireland. Arts &
Disability Ireland is the resource and development organisation for Arts and
Disability in Ireland. They champion the creativity of artists with
disabilities; promote inclusive experiences for audiences with disabilities
and work to enhance the disability-related capacity of arts organisations.

The DCC in Limerick would like to inform Deaf people in Co. Kerry of
upcoming events. On the 20th of Oct at 5pm, Cormac Leonard will give an
interesting presentation (in sign language) on Deaf People in Prisons in the
19th Century in Ireland. This will be held in DCC, 96A O’Connell St,

There will also be a public tour in sign language in the Limerick City
Gallery of Art on the 10th of November 10th at 2pm. You can book in advance
by emailing or by calling in person to
the Gallery.

We would like to send congratulations to the Irish Deaf Golf Union team who
took part in the World Deaf Golf Championships in Japan last week. If you
want to see how our team did, go to

The next IDGU tournament is taking place at Stepaside, Dublin on the 21st of
October, which is open to all! Green fee is12euro per player (including
prizes). Please confirm your place with the Secretary of IDGU. Prizes for
both newcomers and regulars. If you are interested in learning more about
the IDGU, go to

The Government has recently passed a new law called the Residential
Institutions Statutory Fund Act 2012. As a result, a new Residential
Institutions Statutory Fund will be set up shortly. This follows on from the
Residential Institutions Redress Act 2002 and the Commission to Inquire into
Child Abuse (Amendment) Act 2005. It replaces the current Education Finance
Board (EFB).

The Minister for Education and Skills is in process of appointing new Chair
and Board member for the Fund and will advertise new CEO within months. 110
million euro is being made available to support those who received
compensation from Redress Board such as counselling, access to service and
education support. For more information, go to

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