Sign Language Courses celebrates the deaf community and is pleased that Irish Sign Language or ISL is well on its way through the Seanad political stages (achieved three of five ) toward achieving formal recognition. This will put the language on equal footing with Irish and English and will have legal and formal positive effects on how information is disseminated, circulated, and on how accessible formal and informal technologies such as television will be experienced, with increased number of programmes subtitled and interpreted by sign language. Services and social life in general will become more accessible. The organisation encourages the non-deaf community to participate with the deaf community so that they may experience its culture and appreciate ISL.
The Irish Deaf Community is a linguistic community, an active community with a network of local, regional, national, and international organisations. As with all communities, people need services. How accessible is your service? If you work in education, social services, are a healthcare provider, work in a frontline job, or would simply like to add a language to your CV, try your hand at Irish Sign Language.
The next Irish Sign Language course commences on October 5 with classes from 7.30pm to 9pm.
If you prefer to attend a class and learn with others, call 091 790084 or email [email protected].
Families with deaf children, employers, schools, and community groups can call 091 90084.