Cork Deaf http://www.corkdeaf.ie Small Business Professional Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:06:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 66463212 Request For Parent Participation http://www.corkdeaf.ie/request-for-parent-participation/ Fri, 27 Jul 2018 19:38:09 +0000 http://www.corkdeaf.ie/?p=1766 Dr. Elizabeth Mathews is looking for parents to participate in a research study called ‘Accessing The Curriculum Through Irish Sign Language: Parental Experiences Of Accessing and Education for their Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Children’.  The purpose of the study is to understand the experiences of parents who are obtaining an education for their […]

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Dr. Elizabeth Mathews is looking for parents to participate in a research study called ‘Accessing The Curriculum Through Irish Sign Language: Parental Experiences Of Accessing and Education for their Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Children’.  The purpose of the study is to understand the experiences of parents who are obtaining an education for their DHH children who use Irish Sign Language (ISL) to access the curriculum.

Dr. Mathews would like to interview parents about their experience of obtaining an education through ISL for their child.

Please click on the link below for further information about the study and details on how to contact Dr. Mathews.

 

Parent Participation Dr. Mathews

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GDPR – Please Read Before Subscribing To Us! http://www.corkdeaf.ie/gdpr-please-read-before-subscribing-to-us/ Thu, 24 May 2018 17:37:52 +0000 http://www.corkdeaf.ie/?p=1746 STAY FRIENDS WITH US.  AWARENESS IS EVERYTHING! Hello friends, Cork Deaf Association takes your data protection seriously.  Consequently, we are making every effort to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is coming into effect on May 25th. As part of our strategy to comply with GDPR, we have added a new […]

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STAY FRIENDS WITH US.  AWARENESS IS EVERYTHING!

Hello friends,

Cork Deaf Association takes your data protection seriously.  Consequently, we are making every effort to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is coming into effect on May 25th.

As part of our strategy to comply with GDPR, we have added a new Data Protection section to our website.  You can read through our Data Protection policies and access our forms by clicking on the following link:

http://www.corkdeaf.ie/data-protection/

If you wish to subscribe to us, please read our Subscriber Privacy Statement below or view it as a PDF on our Data Protection page.  If you subscribe, we email you to update you on all of the Cork Deaf Association activities which are taking place and any other activities or information which we feel would be of relevance or interest to our subscribers.  Generally, we send you no more than 15 emails a year.

Awareness is one of the most important ways of creating an equal society for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.  We need your support and we hope that you subscribe to us!

CORK DEAF ASSOCIATION

PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR SUBSCRIBERS

 

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have created this privacy statement to inform you, our subscribers, of the types of data we process about you. We also include within this statement:

  • the reasons for processing your data
  • the lawful basis that permits us to process it
  • how long we keep your data for
  • your rights regarding your data.

 

This statement applies to Cork Deaf Association email subscribers.

DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES

Under GDPR, all personal data obtained and held by us must be processed according to a set of core principles. In accordance with these principles, we will ensure that:

 

  1. processing is fair, lawful and transparent
  2. data is collected for specific, obvious, and legitimate purposes
  3. data collected is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes of processing
  4. data is kept accurate and up to date. Data which is found to be inaccurate will be corrected or deleted without delay
  5. data is not kept for longer than is necessary for its given purpose
  6. data is processed in a secure way to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

TYPES OF DATA HELD

We process the following data on subscribers:

  • Name and email address
  • Subscriber IP

COLLECTING YOUR DATA

You provide your name and email address to us when you subscribe to the Cork Deaf Association.

LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

The law on data protection allows us to process your data for certain reasons only. We process your data in order to provide you with information about Cork Deaf Association activities and other activities which we believe will be of interest to you.

We rely on the lawful basis of consent to email our subscribers.

SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF DATA

Special categories of data are data relating to your:

  1. health
  2. sex life
  3. sexual orientation
  4. race
  5. ethnic origin
  6. political opinion
  7. religion
  8. trade union membership
  9. genetic and biometric data.

Most commonly, we will process special categories of data when the following is true:

  1. you have given clear consent to the processing
  2. we must process the data in order to carry out our legal obligations
  3. we must process data for reasons of major public interest
  4. you have already made the data public.

Our email subscription list does not include information relating to special categories of data.

FAILURE TO PROVIDE DATA

If you do not give us data, we will not be able to provide you with Cork Deaf Association updates and general information.

WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

  • Employees within our company who have responsibility for managing the Cork Deaf Association subscriber’s list.
  • As well as the data we collect for the purpose of providing information to you, we use a mailing list powered by MailChimp, in order to be able to contact you with Newsletter/General Information emails.  MailChimp may store this information on servers outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), however they operate a privacy shield policy for data protected under the GDPR. Please look at the following link if you wish to see MailChimp’s Privacy details – https://tinyurl.com/y8mh9xcv

PROTECTING YOUR DATA

We know that we have to make sure your data is kept safe and protected against being accidentally lost, seen by people who shouldn’t see it, destroyed or not used in the right way.  We have put measures in place to protect against any of these things.

RETENTION PERIODS (How long we keep data)

We only keep your data for as long as you wish to receive information from us.  You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.  We will review our subscriber’s list on an annual basis and remove any inactive subscribers (people who have not opened our email campaigns within the last six months.)

AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING

Automated decision making means making decision about you using no human involvement e.g. using computerised filtering equipment. No decision will be made about you on the basis of automated decision making (where a decision is taken about you using an electronic system without human involvement) which has a significant impact on you.

 DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS

You have the following rights in relation to the personal data we hold on you:

 

  1. the right to be informed about the data we hold on you and what we do with it;
  2. the right of access to the data we hold on you. (More information on this can be found in our separate policy on Subject Access Requests);
  3. the right for any wrong data we hold on you to be corrected. This is also known as ‘rectification’;
  4. the right to have data deleted in certain circumstances. This is also known as ‘erasure’;
  5. the right to restrict the processing of the data;
  6. the right to transfer the data we hold on you to another party. This is also known as ‘portability’;
  7. the right to object to the inclusion of any information;
  8. the right to regulate any automated decision-making and profiling of personal data.

CONSENT

Where you have provided consent to our use of your data, you also have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This means that we will stop processing your data.

MAKING A COMPLAINT

If you think your data rights have been breached, you are able to raise a complaint with:

Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23, Ireland.

Phone +353 (0761) 104 800 | LoCall 1890 25 22 31

Fax +353 57 868 4757

Email info@dataprotection.ie

DATA PROTECTION COMPLIANCE

The CDA Manager is responsible for data protection compliance.

 

Name: Gerrie O’ Grady

Phone: (021) 4505944

Email: gerrie@corkdeaf.ie

 

 

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Irish Sign Language Act Signed Into Law http://www.corkdeaf.ie/irish-sign-language-act-signed-law/ Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:10:03 +0000 http://www.corkdeaf.ie/?p=1712 HISTORIC DAY FOR IRELAND’S DEAF COMMUNITY WITH PASSING OF NEW IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE LEGISLATION There were emotional scenes in Leinster House on Thursday 14th December when an Irish Sign Language (ISL) Recognition Bill was passed in the Daíl. One hundred people involved with the Deaf Community from all over Ireland were there to witness this […]

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HISTORIC DAY FOR IRELAND’S DEAF COMMUNITY WITH PASSING OF NEW IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE LEGISLATION

There were emotional scenes in Leinster House on Thursday 14th December when an Irish Sign Language (ISL) Recognition Bill was passed in the Daíl. One hundred people involved with the Deaf Community from all over Ireland were there to witness this historic event. The legislation is an important step towards equal rights for Deaf citizens of Ireland.

The ISL Bill recognises Irish Sign Language as an official language of the Irish state. It is hugely symbolic and importantly, it introduces a range of measures to improve ISL access to education, information and public services. These measures are desperately needed. As acknowledged in the Daíl, Deaf people are extremely marginalised in Ireland. Nearly 80% of Deaf adults have literacy levels of an 8-9 year old. Deaf people in general are ten times less likely to attend University than their hearing peers and they are 2-4 times more likely to be unemployed. They are also 2-3 times more likely to suffer abuse and 2-4 times more likely to experience clinically significant emotional distress. It is hoped that this new legislation will mark the beginning of a brand new chapter for Ireland’s Deaf Community.

The Irish Deaf Society (IDS) has been tirelessly campaigning for ISL Recognition for three decades. A range of organisations and individuals from around the Country, including Cork, joined the Campaign in recent years. Senator Mark Daly brought the Bill before the Seanad on two previous occasions but it was defeated both times. It was third time lucky for the tenacious and dedicated Senator Daly!

Chairperson of the Cork Deaf Association, Tom O’ Brien, was profoundly moved by the passing of this new legislation. Mr. O’ Brien is a 71 year old Deaf man who always hoped to see ISL Recognition in his lifetime. “ It was my happiest day after many sad years”, said Mr.O’ Brien. He also extends his thanks to Campaign leaders the Irish Deaf Society, Senator Mark Daly and everyone else who worked so hard to make the Bill a reality.

On 24th December 2017, the Irish Sign Language Act was signed into Law by President Michael D. Higgins.

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Christmas Raffle http://www.corkdeaf.ie/christmas-raffle/ Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:29:09 +0000 http://www.corkdeaf.ie/?p=1700 FUNDRAISING CHRISTMAS RAFFLE IN AID OF THE CORK DEAF ASSOCIATION Please buy a line for the Cork Deaf Association. There are fantastic prizes to be won!!! €75 voucher for Isaacs €50 voucher for Debenhams Dinner for two plus bottle of wine for The Pembroke, Imperial Hotel Afternoon Tea for Two for The Fota Collection (Fota […]

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FUNDRAISING CHRISTMAS RAFFLE IN AID OF THE CORK DEAF ASSOCIATION

Please buy a line for the Cork Deaf Association. There are fantastic prizes to be won!!!

€75 voucher for Isaacs
€50 voucher for Debenhams
Dinner for two plus bottle of wine for The Pembroke, Imperial Hotel
Afternoon Tea for Two for The Fota Collection (Fota Hotel or Kingsley Hotel)
Afternoon Tea for Two in The Montenotte Hotel
€25 voucher for Gallaghers Gastropub

and more!!!!

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HARD OF HEARING AWARENESS WEEK http://www.corkdeaf.ie/hard-hearing-awareness-week/ Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:07:04 +0000 http://www.corkdeaf.ie/?p=1695 The Cork Deaf Association are having a Hard of Hearing Awareness Week from 4-8 December 2017. If you think you or someone in your family has a hearing loss then this is your opportunity to drop in to us to see how we can help and support you. All welcome!  

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The Cork Deaf Association are having a Hard of Hearing Awareness Week from 4-8 December 2017. If you think you or someone in your family has a hearing loss then this is your opportunity to drop in to us to see how we can help and support you. All welcome!

 

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Deaf Community Positive Mental Health Talks http://www.corkdeaf.ie/deaf-community-positive-mental-health-talks/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:55:19 +0000 http://www.corkdeaf.ie/?p=1691 Deaf Community Positive Mental Health Talks on Wednesday 9th August 2017 in the Cork Deaf Association Two Talks: Talk for Young Adults (18-25)  – 2.30 pm Talk Open to all in the Deaf Community – 7.30 pm Version 3 poster Deaf comm Mental Health Talks

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Two Talks:

  1. Talk for Young Adults (18-25)  – 2.30 pm
  2. Talk Open to all in the Deaf Community – 7.30 pm

Version 3 poster Deaf comm Mental Health Talks

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Some Facts about the Deaf Community: Why ISL recognition is so important http://www.corkdeaf.ie/isl-recognition-report/ Tue, 16 May 2017 14:51:53 +0000 http://www.corkdeaf.ie/?p=1675 A meeting was held in Leinster House on Thursday 11th May 2017 in relation to the ISL Recognition Bill.  In attendance was the Chair of the Joint Committee on Justice & Equality, Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and representatives from Irish Deaf Society, Cork Deaf Association, Cork Deaf enterprises, Cork Deaf Club, Centre for Deaf Studies, the […]

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A meeting was held in Leinster House on Thursday 11th May 2017 in relation to the ISL Recognition Bill.  In attendance was the Chair of the Joint Committee on Justice & Equality, Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and representatives from Irish Deaf Society, Cork Deaf Association, Cork Deaf enterprises, Cork Deaf Club, Centre for Deaf Studies, the Council of Irish Sign Language Interpreters and the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.  The Deputy was very receptive and very supportive of the Bill.  He asked the group for a briefing report in relation to the Bill, which he could then circulate to other public representatives.  Please click on the link below to read the report which was submitted  The Cork Deaf Association is very proud to support the wonderful work of the Irish Deaf Society, which is leading the campaign for ISL Recognition. One step closer but still a long way to go.

Some facts about the Deaf community Why ISL recognition is so important

Please click the link below for a signed version of the briefing report.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/IrishSignLanguageRecognitionCampaign/posts/?ref=page_internal

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Sign Language Interpreting Access within the Department of Social Protection and Citizens Information Board http://www.corkdeaf.ie/sign-language-interpreting-access-within-department-social-protection-citizens-information-board/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:41:34 +0000 http://www.corkdeaf.ie/?p=1663 Two new access policies have been developed which now means that a Deaf person is entitled to a sign language interpreter when accessing services through the department of social protection and the citizens information board. This includes: COMMUNITY WELFARE OFFICES (CWO) INTREO (FAS) EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICES (SW) CITIZEN’S INFORMATION MABS NATIONAL ADVOCACY SERVICE You can […]

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Two new access policies have been developed which now means that a Deaf person is entitled to a sign language interpreter when accessing services through the department of social protection and the citizens information board.

This includes:

COMMUNITY WELFARE OFFICES (CWO)

INTREO (FAS) EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT

SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICES (SW)

CITIZEN’S INFORMATION

MABS

NATIONAL ADVOCACY SERVICE

You can access information about these new policies by following the links:

http://www.corkdeaf.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/DSP-Policy-CWO-Intreo-SW-2017.pdf

http://www.corkdeaf.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/CIB-Policy-CIC-MABS-NAS-2017.pdf

The Cork Deaf Association would like to thank Willie White of KDRC for working so hard to establish the right of Deaf people to have an ISL interpreter present when accessing services through INTREO, social welfare, community welfare officers, Citizen’s Information Centres, MABS and the National Advocacy Service.

The Cork Deaf Association are extremely grateful to Willie for passing on this vital information to CDA and thank him for his continued exceptional work done on behalf of the Deaf community.

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Yoga Classes http://www.corkdeaf.ie/yoga-classes/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:44:23 +0000 http://www.corkdeaf.ie/?p=1655 Time for some relaxation after the stresses and strains of Christmas! There will be a series (once a week for four weeks) of yoga classes  held in the Cork Deaf Association from Thursday 2 February to Thursday 23 February from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm for anyone who is hard of hearing or who suffers with tinnitus. All […]

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Time for some relaxation after the stresses and strains of Christmas!

There will be a series (once a week for four weeks) of yoga classes  held in the Cork Deaf Association from Thursday 2 February to Thursday 23 February from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm for anyone who is hard of hearing or who suffers with tinnitus. All are welcome and it’s free of charge!!

Please contact Catherine on 0214505944 to book your place!

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Ceramic Art Classes http://www.corkdeaf.ie/ceramic-art-classes/ Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:46:04 +0000 http://www.corkdeaf.ie/?p=1653 Learn a new skill for the New Year! There will be a series of ceramic art classes held in the Cork Deaf Association from Wednesday 1 February to Wednesday 22 February from 11 am to 1 pm for anyone who is hard of hearing or who suffers with tinnitus. All are welcome and it’s free […]

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Learn a new skill for the New Year!

There will be a series of ceramic art classes held in the Cork Deaf Association from Wednesday 1 February to Wednesday 22 February from 11 am to 1 pm for anyone who is hard of hearing or who suffers with tinnitus.

All are welcome and it’s free of charge!

Please contact Catherine on 0214505944 to book your place!

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