Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 24.06.13
WARM WELCOME BACK TO KRISTA & STEVE WALKER.
We would like to extend a warm welcome back to Krista and Steve Walker from
America. They are currently on a 3-week trip catching up with friends from
the Deaf community in Kerry and other parts of Ireland. Krista & Steve
originally came to Kerry as part of Krista’s research on KODA- hearing Kids
of Deaf Adults. Her research looked at the level and types of involvement
Irish Deaf parents had with their hearing child’s school; their satisfaction
with their interaction with the schools; as well as the awareness,
attitudes, and perceptions of school teachers and administrators regarding
Deaf parents and their hearing children.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY INFORMATION DAY.
Cork Deaf Association will hold an Information Day on going to college and
University on Thursday 27 June. This will be a great opportunity for
students to get all the latest information on full & part time courses.
Topics being covered include: Applying online/ Help and advice on choosing a
course/ Information on training courses/ Information on grants available to
It will be held in 5 Mac Curtain Street, Cork from 2-4pm or 6-8pm. For more
information, you can text: 086 3805108, fax: 021 4506190 or tel: 021
UPCOMING TRAINING FOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS.
A master class with Peter Llewellyn Jones will be held on Saturday 29th June
on “Legal Interpreting- Setting the Scene”. It will have a particular focus
on working in Garda Stations. It will be held from 10am-4pm in SLIS in the
Deaf Village Dublin (DVI).
The National Chaplaincy for Deaf People is holding two sessions on Church
Interpreting on Tuesdays 2nd and 9th July from 7.30-9.30pm in DVI. For more
details and to book a place please contact Frankie Berry on [email protected]
COOL YOUTH CLUB RESIDENTIAL CAMP IN DVI.
Our service will again participate this summer in the Cool Youth Club
residential camp from the 8th-12th of July, which will be based in DVI.
Susan O’Callaghan and Cork Deaf Association facilitate the Club. The trip is
open to any Deaf, hard of hearing, KODA (kids of Deaf adults) from the ages
of 10-21. The camp is limited to 20 participants and 6 adult volunteers.
There will be 4 full days of activities including Team Challenges, Swimming,
Sightseeing, and a Fun 5km fundraising walk/run. Total cost is 120 euro.
More information is available by email to [email protected] or via our
CONGRATULATIONS TO LIISA KAUPPINEN.
We would like to extend our sincere best wishes to Liisa Kauppinen who will
be conferred with an honorary doctorate from Trinity College on Friday, 28th
of June. Liisa is being recognised for her work as President Emeritus of the
World Federation of the Deaf. Liisa is an influential Deaf woman who helped
ensure that reference to signed languages was written in to the United
Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
To celebrate the event, the Centre for Deaf Studies, in partnership with the
Irish Deaf Society, the Irish Deaf Women’s Association and the Deaf Heritage
Centre will host “an Audience with Dr. Liisa Kauppinen” at the Deaf Heritage
Centre, Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Road, Dublin 7 from 11-1pm. This event
will be in International Sign. The event will be recorded and available in a
DEAF EDUCATION CENTRE.
The Deaf Education Centre works to provide easy to access information for
parents with deaf or hard of hearing children. This includes information on
education and health services in Ireland. The Centre works to support
parents who recently found out their child is deaf, and provides links for
parents who wish to meet other parents with deaf or hard of hearing
THE COMMISSION TO INQUIRE INTO CHILD ABUSE (CICA)- SIGN LANGUAGE VERSION.
CICA contracted Deaf Communications Ltd to translate four chapters of the
CICA report into sign language. We have two of the DVD’s in our Centre if
you would like to view them. One is on St. Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys and
the other is for St. Mary’s School for Deaf Girls. There is a further DVD
available which we hope to secure shortly on Mary Immaculate for Deaf
The purpose of the translation is to provide members of the Deaf Community
access to the CICA (Ryan) Report in the first of preferred language- Irish
Sign Language (ISL). This was requested by the Catholic Inst. for Deaf
People in line with the guidelines as set by the Commission. If you would
like to view the DVD’s, please make an appointment with our service. Our
thanks to the CIDP and Deaf Communications Ltd for producing the DVD’s.
KDRC UPGRADING BROADBAND.
Our service will be upgrading our broadband service on Wednesday the 3rd of
July between 12.00-4.30PM. During this time, our Internet and email will be
suspended for a number of hours. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused
during this time. We hope this will be offset by faster and more superior
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
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