Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 24.01.11

Passages Deaf Travel is a specialist travel agency established to organise
cruises for the Deaf community, sign language interpreters and CODA’s
(Children of Deaf Adults). They have announced their 2011 cruise
itineraries, which will take in places such as Alaska, Europe, Hawaii and
many more exciting destinations. They will also sail into Ireland for a day
in September. Many Deaf people from Ireland have already cruised with this
company. If you would like to see their upcoming trips and ports of call, go

The Irish Deaf Society is looking for 100 people for a questionnaire on Road
Safety. This questionnaire is in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority
(RSA) and Prometric- the organisation responsible for making the Driving
Theory Test DVD-Rom and books.

It is hoped that those living outside Dublin would complete 50% of the
surveys. The survey takes less than 2 minutes to complete and the results
once analysed be made public. If you want a copy of the survey, contact
Susan Whelan, Deaf Adult Literacy Service, 30 Blessington Street, Dublin 7
or by e-mailing: [email protected]

You can also text 085 284 1884 or fax: 01 8601960

The EFSLI conference will be held from the 16th-18th of September in Italy.
The event will be held in the Lloyd Baia Hotel in Vietri sul Mare (Salerno),
a small, typical sea village on the Amalfi Coast. EFSLI are now looking for
presenters at this event. The closing date for submissions is the 30th of

You can download the call for papers from the EFSLI website (left hand side)

The Royal National Institute for the Deaf in Belfast has a vacancy for the
position of Director.

The successful candidate will lead their activities in Northern Ireland,
giving strategic direction and leading the local senior management team. The
role will be varied, from presenting to Ministers and decision-makers,
overseeing fundraising activity to help build new local services and
delivering awareness-raising events and campaigns.

The ideal candidate will have:
* A strong record of working in a senior leadership position and delivering
* A deep understanding of Northern Ireland, its people and its social and
health infrastructures.
* A passion for improving the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people in
Northern Ireland and a belief in partnership working.

The role requires strong internal communication and team-building skills,
working within a complex UK structure with the support of the Northern
Ireland Advisory Group. You apply online and quoting reference HQ1735 at or email [email protected]

Aware is a support service for people with depression and their families.
Having completed a pilot phase of an online support group service, AWARE are
now launching the service fully as part of DAWN (Depression Awareness Week)

The online support groups work in the same way as support groups throughout
the country. They give attendees a safe space where they can express their
specific concerns, learn coping skills from others and explore the options
available to them. Each session opens at a specified time, is facilitated by
a trained Aware facilitator and is attended by up to 10 users of the
service. A session will last approximately 90 minutes.

This could be a vital service for Deaf people particularly those who live in
areas where there is no interpreting support. The service is confidential.
To register your details, go online and enter your details.

You can also email for support at [email protected]. Trained volunteers
operate this service during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) and you can
expect a response from Aware the next working day.

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