Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Updates 28/05/2012

This Wednesday 30th May Tralee Omniplex Cinema will show “Men In Black 3” (3D) with subtitles.

This is the first time that an English language film is being been shown in Kerry in an accessible format. Subtitling makes cinema accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing people, but it is also very useful for people learning English as a foreign language.

Therefore, there is a very wide appeal for subtitled showings.

KDRC and the Deaf community in Kerry have been campaigning for several years
for subtitles at local cinemas, and we hope that this is just the start. We
would like to thank Monica at Tralee Omniplex for her support. KDRC will
notify members on future subtitled cinema through its facebook page, watch
this space:

Marion Hersh, Senior lecturer at University of Glasgow, has contacted KDRC
in relation to a questionnaire on subtitling for television and cinema. The
questionnaire is being carried out with Goldsmiths College and Deafax.
The aim of the research is to find out:
·       What deaf people think about existing subtitles?
·       What additional features deaf people want from subtitles?
·       What deaf people think of our proposals for improving subtitles?

The questionnaire can be downloaded at the following web address:
It is also possible to receive a hard copy of the questionnaire by
contacting Marion directly at [email protected].

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT DEAFHEAR.IE KILLARNEY has a vacancy for a Support Worker at its Killarney office. It
is a one year, part-time position. The main purpose of the post is to ensure
the wellbeing of service users and to assist in the development of their
physical, emotional, and daily life skills. This involves planning,
developing and implementing activities with service users as well as
liaising with other professionals.

A good advantage for applicants is to have a high level of Irish sign
language.  Support Workers do not need specific qualifications, just an
empathetic approach and strong interest in working with people. Any relevant
will work experience with the elderly or people with disabilities is
desirable. Successful candidates must provide their own transport.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 6th June. Send a letter of
application with your Curriculum Vitae, indicating the position being
applied for, to: Human Resources Department,, 10 Flemings Lane,
High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry or by email to: [email protected]

Informal enquiries are welcome, job description and further details
available on request. Contact: Maura O’Leary, Phone: 064 66 20052, SMS: 086
2499506, Fax: 064 66 20053, email: [email protected] is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications are open for this year’s IUK Camp which will be held in
Shropshire, England, from 4–11th August. 8 youths and 2 leaders will be
chosen from Ireland. Youths must be aged 13 – 17 and leaders must be over 21
on the first day of the camp. Leaders must also attend a compulsory training
weekend in mid July. The application form for leaders and participants is
available at:

IDYA is also looking voluntary interpreters for the camp. If you are
interested, please contact Maeve; [email protected].