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Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Services

Provides a wide range of services to Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind adults and children and to their families. We provide support to sign language users, to hard of hearing clients who communicate through speech and to clients with cochlear implants. We have a Drop In Centre in Tralee and an outreach service throughout Kerry.

  • Deaf Awareness
  • Provide information on Deaf related issues
  • Deaf Awareness training
  • Sign Language Classes.

  • Educational / IT Supports
  • Adult literacy classes (via the Deaf Adult Literacy Service)
  • Computer literacy tuition
  • Art and craft classes
  • Internet, e-mail and videophone access.

  • Equipment for Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind
  • We make applications on behalf of clients to the HSE Medical and Surgical Aids and Appliances Scheme
  • Submit application to Intreo (FAS) for the Workplace Equipment Adaptation Grant.

  • Elderly Outreach Service
  • We visit Day Centre Centres and Active Retirement Groups
  • Give Talks to community groups about assistive equipment and hearing tests.

  • Family Support
  • Support families on deaf related issues
  • Referral to Visiting Teacher Service
  • Domiciliary Care Allowance - assist with applications forms
  • Sign Language Home Tuition scheme make applications to the Dept. of Education for this service. This is a weekly home tuition service for deaf pre-school children and deaf school-going pupils to provide training in Irish sign language for these children, their siblings and parents
  • Referrals to Speech and Language.

  • Hearing Supports
  • Referral for hearing tests with the Hearing Service HSE
  • Sell hearing aid batteries
  • Hearing aid tube replacement / cleaning.

  • Sign Language Interpreting Support
  • Book sign language interpreters for GP appointments
  • Book sign language interpreters for medical appointments with Kerry General Hospital
  • For all other appointment, we refer clients to a number of Sign Language Interpreting agencies.

  • Other Supports
  • Translation of written information into sign language
  • Interpret phone calls for clients
  • Assist with form filling
  • Provide Information on rights and entitlements
  • Support clients with intellectual disabilities/mental health difficulties
  • Support foreign Deaf clients living in Ireland
  • Support Deaf travellers
  • Support and accompany clients in legal settings
  • Crisis intervention.

  • Publicity
  • Facebook page
  • Text alerts to clients
  • Weekly email newsletter
  • Website.

Please download 'KDRC Services leaflet 2015.pdf' in PDF Download (size 293KB)

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For further information or bookings, please contact us.

Bridge Interpreting

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Related link:
Sign Language Lesson

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