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The people of Clonakilty, Co. Cork are determined to make their town as accessible as possible for members of the Deaf Community. Read more by clicking here to read an article from the Irish Examiner.
The 2011 Census revealed that a total of 595,335 persons, accounting for 13% of the population, had a disability in April 2011. Limerick city had the highest rate of disability with 18.2% of persons disabled, followed by Cork at 17.7%. A total of 92,060 people -(2%) of the Irish population – were Deaf or had, […]
An exciting new developement for the Deaf Community is being launched on Wednesday 27th March. ISL Everywhere is a website that can be accessed on smartphones and other internet enabled devices to help people learn Irish Sign Language. The online resource was developed by the Digital Skill Academy for Sharing the Journey (voluntary organisation for […]
The Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) have two vacancies for part time, in house ISL/English interpreting posts. The closing date for applications is April 1st. For further information and to apply for one of these posts, go to the SLIS website by clicking here.
The Award winning documentary, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the house of God, which documents the abuse suffered by Deaf students from a Catholic priest in America is available to buy nationwide on DVD with subtitles, from March 22nd. You can also order it from Element Distributors. Click here for more details.
Read about the Happy New Ear campaign aimed at securing bilateral cochlear implants for children in Ireland by clicking here.
Superhands is an Irish company which promotes baby Sign Language using ISL. It has recently published a dictionary of baby sign which can be purchased directly from their website on www.superhands.ie