Women’s Aid, in conjunction with the Irish Deaf Women’s Group, have launched a series of Irish Sign Language (ISL) videos which feature all of the information that is available on our website – http://www.womensaid.ie/information-sign-language/. In addition, Women’s Aid have launched wallet sized cards promoting our text Service for Deaf or hard of hearing women, which will be available from Irish Deaf.
Women’s Aid realise realise that for deaf women experiencing domestic violence, it can be even more difficult to seek support or to leave an abusive relationship, and they are committed to seeking solutions to overcome additional barriers to a deaf woman’s escape. The ISL videos are an important step in ensuring that deaf women have the same access to support as all women in situations of intimate partner violence.
“It is important that the deaf community are made aware of the Women’s Aid text service, as well as the face to face support service that is available for deaf women experiencing domestic violence – http://www.womensaid.ie/services/helpline/deaforhardofhearing.html. All texts are treated in the strictest confidence and we will support you face to face by using an interpreter. The interpreter can be someone you feel comfortable with or Women’s Aid can arrange an accredited professional interpreter.”
See www.womensaid.ie for all information