Search Results for 'Deaf culture'

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Learn Irish Sign Language in class or online with Sign Language Courses

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.

Learn Irish Sign Language in class or online with Sign Language Courses

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.

Know the signs of hearing loss

The ability to communicate is one of the things that makes us human, and yet many people go through life with impaired hearing and do little or nothing about it. Studies show that almost one in six people in Ireland experience hearing difficulties but many people delay seeking treatment for up to 15 years.

Stolen Child explores Ireland’s secret history

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Hearing a story on the Gay Byrne radio show some years ago about an adopted woman meeting her birth mother for the first time after 40 years prompted two actors, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Yvonne Quinn, into writing a play about separation, loss, and family secrets. They called the play Stolen Child.

Council shows support to deaf community

Galway County Council has passed a motion calling on the Government to give official recognition status to Irish Sign Language.

The search is on for Galway’s ‘Hidden Hearing Heroes’

Galway entries are being sought for the ‘Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards 2014’ which honour those who make a significant, and often unheralded, contribution to society.

Mayo nominations sought for Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards 2013

Mayo entries are being sought for the 2013 Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards. This is the third year of the awards, a joint initiative between Ireland’s premier hearing healthcare provider Hidden Hearing and the Irish Deaf Society. The awards honour those who are deaf or hard of hearing and who make a significant contribution to society, their community, workplace, or through sporting excellence.

Follow – exploring the world of the deaf

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DUBLIN’S WILLFREDD Theatre come to the Town Hall Theatre next week with their remarkable play, Follow, written and performed by Shane O’Reilly, which explores the world of the deaf.

Westmeath nominations sought for Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards

Westmeath entries are now being sought for the 2012 Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards - an all-Ireland awards initiative to highlight the achievements of those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Mayo nominations sought for Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards 2012

Mayo entries are now being sought for the 2012 Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards. A joint initiative between Ireland’s premier hearing healthcare provider Hidden Hearing and the Irish Deaf Society, the initiative honours those who are deaf or hard of hearing and have made a significant contribution to society, their community, workplace, family, or through sporting excellence.

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