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14.4.14 Are you Deaf? have you been a victim of crime? Gill Harold is carrying out research at UCC on this important topic. If you were a victim of crime- what did you think about access to the Garda, courts and victim support for Deaf people? The aim of the research is to find out how to improve access to these services for Deaf people. For more information »

7.4.14 Irish Deaf Women's Group extra ordinary meeting. IDWG will be holding an Extra Ordinary Meeting (EGM) at 7 pm on Saturday the 12th of April to vote For/Against the IDWG Hotdesk (office) in Deaf Village Ireland. For more information »

31.3.14 Irish Deaf Society (IDS) roadshows. The IDS's trained Peer Advocates will be visiting areas throughout the country and will present information on a wide range of topics in sign language. For more information »

24.3.14 'War Horse' captioned performance. A captioned performance of 'War Horse' will be held at the Bord Gis Energy Theatre on Thursday 10th April at 7.30 pm for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people. There are a limited number of stalls tickets available at €30 and €30 for one companion. For more information »

17.3.14 Expression of interest for interpreters for the 6th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness. The organisers are hoping to have a team of 6 Irish Sign Language Interpreters. Interpreters will be required from 9am - 5.30pm on the 17th & 18th of Sept and from 9am - 4pm on the 19th of September 2014. For more information »

10.3.14 Garth Brooks ticket raffle for Ethiopia Deaf project. Two tickets to see Garth Brooks in concert in Croke Park on Saturday the 26th of July at 6pm. The draw is scheduled to take place on the 30th April 2014 and they can purchase raffle tickets at €5 each or three for €10 online. For more information »

3.3.14 How Deaf people can teach us effective communication? The Irish Independent featured a fascinating article recently on 'How Deaf People Can Teach Us Effective Communication'? The article looked at research carried out by Dr. Bruno Kahne and was written by John Cradden. For more information »

24.2.14 Deaf women swimmers fundraiser for Ethiopia Deaf project. Monday 17 March at 12 pm to Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dn Laoghaire for €10 per person and all proceeds will be donated to the Ethiopia Deaf Project's school in Ambo. For more information »

17.2.14 Signs of a DIVA reminder. Signs of a Diva, on tour around Ireland this month. For more information »

10.2.14 Television access subtitles contact. With the recent stormy weather conditions, a number of our clients have informed us of issues accessing subtitles on Irish television channels. The TV companies would be happy to hear from you if you are experiencing any difficulties with subtitles. For more information »

3.2.14 The Mid-Term Camp 2014 An exciting camp for deaf and hard of hearing children that will take place from the 20 - 22 February 2014. The camp is for boys and girls, aged between 10 and 15 years in Deaf Village Ireland (DVI) and in the residence of St. Mary's school for Deaf girls, Dublin. For more information »

27.1.14 Emergency interpreting cover during holidays. If you require a sign language interpreter during the holiday period for a legal or medical emergency, you can contact the Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS). SLIS may not be able to guarantee an interpreter immediately due to the limited number of interpreters on call. The contact number for their 24hr Emergency Helpline is: 087 6725179. For more information »

20.1.14 Craft classes and social get together. Christina O'Donoghue will run the classes every Thursday from 2pm - 4.30pm. This will be your opportunity to learn new arts and craft skills & participate in game sessions such as jenga and cards. There will be plenty of time too for chat and tea and coffee. For more information »

13.1.14 Sign language interpreted programmes on RTÉ. Since October 2013, RTÉ have been providing three hours of Irish made programmes through Irish Sign Language every Wednesday night. Catherine White & April Drew both from Co. Kerry have been two of the on-screen interpreters for a number of the aired shows. Here is a link to one of the most recent shows. See: www.rte.ie/player/gb/show/10240739/ For more information »

6.1.14 Emergency interpreting cover during holidays. If you require a sign language interpreter during the holiday period for a legal or medical emergency, you can contact the Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS). SLIS may not be able to guarantee an interpreter immediately due to the limited number of interpreters on call. The contact number for their 24hr Emergency Helpline is: 087 6725179. For more information » News Digest Archive

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Our Mission:

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.

Our Vision:

To be the leading Resource Centre providing support and services for Deaf adults, children, and their families and other related organisations in Kerry.

Our Values:

  • Deaf people CAN !!!!!!!
  • Deaf people and Deaf culture should be treated with dignity and respect
  • 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 Company Limited

» 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 them

» 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 Community.

» Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Co. Ltd.

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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. Ltd.

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