KERRY DEAF RESOURCE CENTRE UPDATE 07.05.12

DEAF REVIEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED

A new review website has been launched in the US: deafREVIEW.com. The website is similar to the popular websites tripadvisor, yelp and others. However, it is aimed at people who are Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. Visitors to the site can read and write reviews about the deaf-friendliness of businesses they visit. From restaurants to doctors’ offices, reviewers can answer questions, such as “Is this business deaf-friendly? Why or why not?”

Business owners will also be able to access many free features, such as adding their business as well as accessing educational articles, videos and tips on what it means to be deaf-friendly

(http://www.deafreview.com/deafreview-news/first-post/).

At the moment it seems that reviews are limited to certain US cities only. But hopefully in the future this will expand to international locations. In the meantime if you are travelling to the US, check out www.deafREVIEW.com to find deaf-friendly businesses in the area you are visiting.

IRISH DEAF SOCIETY (IDS) ROADSHOW

Don’t forget IDS will present an information roadshow in our Centre this Friday 11th May from 7.30-9.30pm. There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation and tea and coffee will be provided. Please contact Geraldine at our office if you need any more information.

MONTHLY MASS

This month the Sign Language mass will be held on Sunday 20th May at 3pm at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee.

ALICE IN FUNDERLAND INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE

The ISL Interpreted performance of our modern musical Alice in Funderland is on Thursday 10 May, 7.30pm. Tickets are selling fast so if you are interested, for more information check out: http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/engage_and_learn/article/assisted_performances

LOOKING FOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER TRAINERS IN MALTA

From the EFSLI facebook page: The University of Malta (Institute of Linguistics) is seeking European-based trainers to travel to Malta for a week (or two) to run one or more courses for sign language interpreters. If you are interested, please email Ms. Marie Alexander for further information: marie.alexander@um.edu.mt

STREET COLLECTIONS

Thanks to everyone who supported our Tralee street collection last Friday. Thanks to your generous donations and the hard work of a large team of volunteers over 1,200 euro was collected.

We are still looking for volunteer collectors for upcoming street collections: Friday, 22nd June in Listowel, Friday, 13th July in Killarney and Saturday, 14th September in Castleisland. If you have some spare time on those dates, and are interested in helping out, please contact Therese in our office for further information on times and locations. 

Published by: KDRC Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
29 May 2012 15:45 GMT
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