To ensure Deaf adults, children, and their families have full
access to services and information which are available in the
Kerry region so they are able to be self determining, independent
and able to participate at all levels in the Kerry Community.
To be the leading Resource Centre providing support and services
for Deaf adults, children, and their families and other related
organisations in Kerry.
- Deaf people CAN !!!!!!!
- Deaf people and Deaf culture should be treated with dignity
- Deaf people have the right and responsibility to be involved
in the planning, delivery and monitoring of all services intended
for their use
- Irish sign language is the natural language of Deaf people
and together with Deaf culture is recognised and accepted
by the Centre
- Other modes of communication modes used by Deaf people are
also recognised and accepted.
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Profile:
» To promote human and citizenship rights for Deaf
people in Kerry and Ireland
» To foster the legal and official recognition of
Irish Sign Language and to establish the rights to use Irish
Sign Language (hereinafter referred to as "I.S.L.")
as a primary means of communication in all aspects of life
» To develop, manage and promote any activity in
furtherance to the objects of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
» To keep in touch with new developments, new methods
and approaches in the Deaf Community and to disseminate information
on I.S.L, Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to its' members
and wider Society
» To promote the research of any aids and equipment
- designed specifically or otherwise to benefit the Deaf and
distribution of aids approved by the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
Company Limited for use by the Deaf To provide opportunity for
constructive discussion of societal and ethical issues of Deaf
people, I.S.L. and Deaf Culture
» To advise and assist, at the discretion of the
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited, other bodies or
individuals in Deaf related matters
» To affiliate, at the discretion of the Kerry Deaf
Resource Centre Company Limited to any body, local, national
and international, for the purpose of furthering objects of
the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
» To promote public awareness of I.S.L, Deaf Culture
and the Deaf Community
» To lobby and negotiate, where appropriate, with
government departments or other agencies or bodies on behalf
of its members, affiliated groups or other parties
» To negotiate, where appropriate, with national
bodies for funding and/or support for the Kerry Deaf Resource
Centre Company Limited or its projects, either independently
or in partnership with other organisations
» To foster the cultural and educational advancement
of Deaf people; To inform individual Deaf people of grants available
» To publicise generally the aims and objectives
of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited through comprehensive
media briefing with a view to raising public awareness of all
aspects of Deaf-related matters
» To provide expert advice, consultancy services,
classes of instruction, tuition, lectures, meetings, discussion
groups, exhibitions, printed matter and literature in relation
to or furtherance of the objects of the Kerry Deaf Resource
Centre Company Limited
» To employ interpreters, consultants or other persons
to the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited or its members
» To ensure Deaf adults, children, and their families
have full access to services and information which are available
in the Kerry region so they are able to be self determining,
independent and able to participate at all levels in the Kerry
» Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Co.
Sections is underway
Social calendar and gallery sections is stalled at the moment,
hopefully something will be up and running shortly.
Overuse of mailing lists
There was a time when it was difficult to access information.
However with the introduction of e-mail, e-groups etc information
is more readily available.
The only problem is, alot of organisations like Kerry Deaf
Resource Centre & individuals are receiving information
from numerous sources about the same events.
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre receives information in duplicate,
triplicate and sometime more often but doesn't mind as the delete
button on our computer is easy to find.
However, we do not want to be guilty ourselves of over-informing
people. The problem is??, its difficult to know who is or who
is not receiving information, what type of information they
are getting, and lastly if they are getting the same information
from different sources.
If you are receiving information from Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
and are already getting it from other sources, please email
us as we'd like to remove your name from our lists. That way,
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre is contributing to information being
available to those who want it, and to those who wish to have
it, but not to those who are getting information elsewhere or
who do not want to have it.
» Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Co.