Monday, February 28, 2011

Irish Deaf News 74

Elaine Grehan from the Irish Deaf Society gives the news about:


- Today is polling day
- NZ earthquake
- Libya update
-Deaflympics update
-Japanese Deaf school




Copyright - ©  2011 Irish Deaf Society

Announcement....

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THANK YOU.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

IDYA's Upcoming events!


IDYA's Annual Paddy's Day MeetUp!


17th of March 2011 - IDYA's Annual Paddy's Day Meetup!

We will be meeting for Paddy Day drinks! :-)

Flannery's Pub
Camden St | Dublin 2


Come along! From 3pm!


See you there! 

IDYA's Get To Know The FACTS about Condoms!



The IDYA are giving a FUN and EXCITING workshop about condoms and contraception! It is not like any other workshop that has been done before! 

- VIDEOS
- DEMOS
- EXPERIMENTING
- GAMES
- LUBES

There will be demonstrations, videos, practice and will be full of laughter but at the same time educational! You will also get to experiment with different types of lubes! 

Free condoms and samples will be given at the end of the workshop! Best of all, it's FREE

Places are limited to 10 people so book your place to caroline@irishdeafyouth.com

Poker Night With Sign Language!


DIT Sign Language Society & DIT Poker Society are co-hosting a Poker Night with a difference - involving a little bit of Irish Sign Language for players - all funds raised for the Irish Deaf Youth Association. 





GENERAL ELECTION MEETING INFORMATION


The summary, in ISL, of the GENERAL ELECTION MEETING held in the Deaf Club on February 15 signed by Elaine Grehan and Eddie Redmond. Many thanks! :)


Hands On - Sunday 20th of February 2011



The magazine for the deaf and hard of hearing examines the forthcoming election, with representatives from the five main parties answering questions from the deaf community.


http://www.rte.ie/handson

Subtitled Cinema Updated - 24-2-2011


Subtitled cinema!
Having trouble reading this? View it here




Southern & Northern Ireland

Paul
Paul subtitled (15) 1 hour 43 mins
Comedy with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Sigourney Weaver. After 60 years of hiding in a top-secret military base, an alien named Paul decides it's time to escape and jumps into the first vehicle he sees heading out of town – a vehicle containing two sci-fi geeks on an adventure into America's UFO heartland. Soon they find themselves on the run as they try and return Paul to the mother ship. And the two nerds have the chance to transform themselves from hopeless cases to heroes. ****Four stars! Empire


Belfast Odeon Victoria Square BT1
Tues 1st March 6.10


Dublin - Blanchardstown D15 UCI
Wed 2nd March 7.10


Dublin - Parnell Street D1 Cineworld
Sat 26th Feb 10.30am, Mon 28th Feb 9.10pm


Lisburn: Omniplex
Wed 2nd March 6.50



True Grit subtitled (15) 1 hour 50 mins
Thrilling Western directed by the Coen brothers and staring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon 'True Grit' tells the story of a fourteen-year-old girl, whose father is murdered by the coward Tom Chaney. Determined to bring Chaney to justice, the girl enlists the help of a drunken U.S. Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn. However, they need to capture him before he is apprehended by a Texas Ranger and charged with the murder of another man.


Dublin - Coolock D17 UCI
Sat 26th Feb 1.30


I Am Number Four
I Am number Four subtitled (12a) 1 hour 49 mins
Three are already dead…who will be number four? An all action thriller that tells the story of John Smith, a teenager with extraordinary abilities who is on the run from ruthless enemies intent on destroying him. With his guardian Henri, John changes his identity and moves from town to town to stay one step ahead. But in a small Ohio town he encounters life-changing events and discovers others who share his destiny.


Belfast Odeon Victoria Square BT1
Sun 27th Feb 3.40


Just Go With It
Just Go With It subtitled (12a) 1 hour 56 mins
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker and Nicole Kidman star in the romantic comedy 'Just Go With It'. To cover up a lie, a plastic surgeon - who is dating a much younger schoolteacher, persuades his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife. However, as the lie soon gets out of hand...


Galway - Wellpark Eye Cinema
Sun 27th Feb 5.25


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Most cinemas - including all 3D and digital-equipped cinemas -
can screen most popular
films with subtitles. Please ask cinemas to screen them!
Never miss a subtitled movie!
Click HERE to be notified weekly of new releases
.

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trailers
On the website: Subtitled trailers!
True Grit, Yogi Bear, Just Go With It, The Fighter, Tangled, Black Swan, Hereafter, The King's Speech, How Do You Know and more: http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/subtitled.trailers.html
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IMPORTANT!
We receive accessible listings directly from cinemas. Unless urgent amendments are required, listings are updated on the website every Wed/Thurs. We can take NO RESPONSIBILITY for postponed or cancelled shows. If cinemas inform us of changes, we will tell you via the yourlocalcinema.com website. If they don't inform us, we can't inform you. Please check with the ACTUAL cinema or cinemas website before you plan a visit: http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/cinema.chains.html
For suggestions, corrections or just to contact us please visit:
http://yourlocalcinema.wufoo.com/forms/subtitlesyourlocalcinemacom/

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Remote Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreting project

Three organisations in the Deaf sector, DeafHear.ie, the Irish Deaf Society (IDS) and the Sign Language Interpreting Service SLIS, have come together to develop a remote Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreting project. Remote interpreting involves the delivery of sign language interpreting services through the use of a webcam and video software transmitted over the internet between the interpreter's location and the location of the service provider.

DeafHear


The main benefit of remote interpreting is that it can increase the level of access to services for Deaf people. This is primarily because it does not require the interpreter to travel to the service location. It is particularly useful for short consultations. It is important to remember that remote interpreting is not intended to replace face-to-face interpreting, but rather to increase the level of access for Deaf people to services.
The significance of remote interpreting is that by harnessing modern technology with the services provided by interpreters, for the first time it will be possible to provide Deaf people with equivalent access to services, both public and private service.

The pilot project will begin in mid January 2011 and will run for at least 3 months. The service will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will be provided free to service providers for the duration of the pilot phase. Service providers must pre-register with one of the partner organisations in order to use the service, and medical appointments will not be accepted during this phase of the project. All participants will be asked to give feedback on their experiences of the project.

For more information on the project contact DeafHear, Irish Deaf Society - IDS and Sign Language Interpreting Service - SLIS.






Copyright © Irish Deaf Society - IDS, Deaf Hear and SLIS.


*These documents are in PDF format*

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Greenbow - 15th Anniversary - Information


Please forward this to your members or friends. Thank you.





Southern & Northern Ireland

Paul
Paul subtitled (15) 1 hour 43 mins
Comedy with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Sigourney Weaver. After 60 years of hiding in a top-secret military base, an alien named Paul decides it's time to escape and jumps into the first vehicle he sees heading out of town – a vehicle containing two sci-fi geeks on an adventure into America's UFO heartland. Soon they find themselves on the run as they try and return Paul to the mother ship. And the two nerds have the chance to transform themselves from hopeless cases to heroes. ****Four stars! Empire

Dublin - Blanchardstown D15 UCI
Fri 18th Feb 1.40


Galway - Wellpark Eye Cinema
Sat 19th Feb 7.05


True Grit subtitled (15) 1 hour 50 mins
Thrilling Western directed by the Coen brothers and staring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon 'True Grit' tells the story of a fourteen-year-old girl, whose father is murdered by the coward Tom Chaney. Determined to bring Chaney to justice, the girl enlists the help of a drunken U.S. Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn. However, they need to capture him before he is apprehended by a Texas Ranger and charged with the murder of another man.

Belfast Odeon Victoria Square BT1
Sun 20th Feb 3:55, Tues 22nd Feb 6:30


Tangled subtitled (PG) 1 hour 40 mins

Lisburn: Omniplex
(not 3D) Wed 23rd Feb 6.45

Walt Disney presents a fun-filled new version of a classic story. When the kingdom's most wanted, and most charming villain (Flynn Rider) hides out in a tower, he is taken hostage by Rapunzel. A feisty teenager with 70 feet of magical hair, Rapunzel persuades Flynn to help her escape. Soon they set off, along with a super-cop horse, an over protective chameleon and gang of pub thugs, for an action packed, hair-raising adventure. ****Four stars! "up there with the best of Disney" Empire

Just Go With It
Just Go With It subtitled (12a) 1 hour 56 mins
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker and Nicole Kidman star in the romantic comedy 'Just Go With It'. To cover up a lie, a plastic surgeon - who is dating a much younger schoolteacher, persuades his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife. However, as the lie soon gets out of hand...

Dublin - Parnell Street D1 Cineworld
Sat 19th Feb 10.20am, Mon 21st Feb 9.10pm


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Most cinemas - including all 3D and digital-equipped cinemas - 
can screen most popular films with subtitles. Please ask cinemas to screen them!


Never miss a subtitled movie!
Click HERE to be notified weekly of new releases.


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
trailers
On the website: Subtitled trailers!
True Grit, Yogi Bear, Just Go With It, The Fighter, Tangled, Black Swan, Hereafter, The King's Speech, How Do You Know and more: http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/subtitled.trailers.html
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
IMPORTANT!
We receive accessible listings directly from cinemas. Unless urgent amendments are required, listings are updated on the website every Wed/Thurs. We can take NO RESPONSIBILITY for postponed or cancelled shows. If cinemas inform us of changes, we will tell you via the yourlocalcinema.com website. If they don't inform us, we can't inform you. Please check with the ACTUAL cinema or cinemas website before you plan a visit: http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/cinema.chains.html

For suggestions, corrections or just to contact us please visit:


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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Irish Deaf News 72

Brian Crean signs about the Cork Plane Crash, The Egypt Crisis and The Berlusconi Sleezy scandals.


Hands On - Sunday 20th of February 2011

Hands On Election Special

Sunday 20th February, 12:05, on RTÉ1

Want this info in ISL? Go to this link:         
www.youtube.com/HandsOn3
Have you decided who to vote for in the General Election on Friday 25th? Do you know what to ask when politicians and canvassers come to your door? Do you know how to vote or how your vote will help form the next Government of the country? This week’s Hands On is a “How-To” guide for the upcoming General Election.


Hands On asked the Deaf community what YOU wanted to ask those running for election and we put those questions to a representative from each of the five main political parties – Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, the Labour Party, the Green Party and Sinn Féin:

1.Where does their party stand on the official recognition of Irish Sign Language?
2.How do they plan to improve job opportunities for Deaf people?
3. What about education – will they improve access?
4. Was the IMF/EU Bailout a good deal for this country?
 

Alvean and Sarah Jane are also here to explain everything you need to know about voting. We show you how to check if you’re registered and how to fill inthe ballot paper; as well as what happens to your vote after its been cast!


Remember, this is our chance to have a say in how our country is run. It is important to use your vote and research as much as you can to help you make an informed decision on Friday, Feb 25th.  Sometimes candidates are elected by as little as 20 votes, so your vote really does count! 


Friday, February 11, 2011

Subtitled Cinema Updated - 10-2-2011

Subtitled cinema! 

Having trouble reading this email? View it on the web here


Southern & Northern Ireland

Yogi Bear
Yogi Bear subtitled (U) 1 hour 21 mins
A new adaptation of the classic cartoon, 'Yogi Bear' features the voices of Dan Aykroyd as Yogi and Justin Timberlake as Boo Boo. When Jellystone Park begins to lose money, Mayor Brown decides to close it down and sell the land, which means Yogi and Boo Boo will lose their home. Now Yogi is going to need to be "smarter than the average bear", and hook up with his old enemy Ranger Smith, to find a way to save Jellystone Park once and for all.

Belfast Odeon Victoria Square BT1

(not 3D) Sun 13th Feb 1:10


The King's Speech subtitled (12a) 1 hour 58 mins
Front runner for this year's Oscars! Drama starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham-Carter. When his brother abdicates the throne, George 'Bertie' VI – Queen Elizabeth II's father – reluctantly becomes King. However, George suffers from a terrible nervous stammer and feels unfit to take the crown. Determined to overcome his problem, he hires the services of an unorthodox speech therapist called Lionel Logue. As they work together, Lionel and Bertie strike an unlikely friendship and the new King discovers his true voice and leads his country to war. *****Five stars! Empire

Belfast Odeon Victoria Square BT1

Tues 15th Feb 5:15


Lisburn: Omniplex

Wed 16th Feb 6.30


The Fighter
The Fighter subtitled (15) 1 hour 56 mins
Inspired by a true story, Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg star in 'The Fighter'. Dicky Eklund was once the boxing hero of his working class town, but wasted his talents and wrecked his life through drug abuse. Meanwhile his brother, Micky continues to lose fight after fight. Against all odds the brothers come together to train for a world title fight, a fight that will give their family and their hometown a renewed sense of pride.*****Five stars! Empire

Dublin - Parnell Street D1 Cineworld

Sat 12th Feb 10.20am, Mon 14th Feb 8.00pm


Galway - Wellpark Eye Cinema

Sun 13th Feb 5.50


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Most cinemas - including all 3D and digital-equipped cinemas - 

can screen most popular films with subtitles. Please ask cinemas to screen them!


Never miss a subtitled movie!

Click HERE to be notified weekly of new releases.


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
trailers
On the website: Subtitled trailers!
True Grit, Yogi Bear, Just Go With It, The Fighter, Tangled, Black Swan, Hereafter, The King's Speech, How Do You Know and more: http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/subtitled.trailers.html
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
IMPORTANT!
We receive accessible listings directly from cinemas. Unless urgent amendments are required, listings are updated on the website every Wed/Thurs. We can take NO RESPONSIBILITY for postponed or cancelled shows. If cinemas inform us of changes, we will tell you via the yourlocalcinema.com website. If they don't inform us, we can't inform you. Please check with the ACTUAL cinema or cinemas website before you plan a visit: http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/cinema.chains.html

For suggestions, corrections or just to contact us please visit:



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Thursday, February 10, 2011

General Election Open Meeting - Hosted by Irish Deaf Society

General Election Open Meeting


Labour | Sinn Fein | Fianna Fail | Fine Gael | Independence


TUESDAY, 15TH FEBRUARY 2011
7.45pm @ Drumcondra Deaf Club

Your opportunity to meet the TD's

Have your Say!

TD's will outline their manifesto (policies and plans) for Deaf community

Grab this chance to ask your own questions:
  • ISL recognition
  • Deaf access
  • Your Education/ children Education
  • your /family health service
  • Interpreters
  • TV access


Dublin Deaf Centre
Drumcondra, Dublin 9
7.45pm SHARP

Be there!
Your Voice!
Your Say!
Your Vote! 
_________________________________________________________

ALL WELCOME





Playstation Tournament 

We will have Pro Evolution Soccer Tournament at the Deaf Club and everybody is welcome!

Entry Fee: €15

Rules:
- 10 mins per match
- Golden Goal then Penalty
- If you are knocked out of the Tournament, its ok as you can enter another cup for a smaller prize
- Prize worth €240
- Camera : Wide

TIME : 6.30 - 9.30pm

50% of the profit will go towards IUK Camp Project. We will have 40 teenagers from Ireland and United Kingdom to take part of it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fundraising poker night for IUK DEAF CAMP

Ireland will be hosting a camp for 40 young teenagers aged 13-17 from Ireland and United Kingdom.

Please come and support IUK CAMP!

- Buy-in: €10 + €5 fee for 1,000 starting stack

- Re-buy: €10 for 1,000 chips

- Top-up: €10 for 2,000 chips

(Unlimited Re-buy until break time)

- Side cash game available

€5 from each entry/re-buy and cash table rake will go towards IUK Camp Project.



Deaf Women's Group South-East

Please forward this to your members or friends! :-)


DIT Sign Language Society - ISL Music Video

Well done to DIT Sign Language Society for trying out an ISL Music Video! Keep up the good promotion and work guys! :)

Sign Language Interpreting Service - JOB POSITION

Manager

Sign Language Interpreting Service

(SLIS) is the national agency for the provision of sign language interpreting services in Ireland. SLIS is committed to the Deaf community and their needs in terms of interpreting and related services. We promote, represent, advocate and ensure the availability of quality interpretation services. SLIS is seeking a Manager, based in Dublin, who will be responsible for the development and delivery of core strategic objectives and initiatives. An in-depth knowledge of issues pertaining to the Deaf community as well as to Irish Sign Language is desirable. The successful appointee must have:

• Experience in a management role and the capacity to work with

and support the SLIS Board of Management.

• Ability to manage budgets and have knowledge of

financial/budgetary processes.

• Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation,

relationship and team-building skills.

This role offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Apply in confidence to:

Seamus Farrelly, HRM Search & Selection, 47 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2.

t: (+353 1) 632 1818 or e: seamus.farrelly@hrm.ie

Please apply by sending a hard copy of your CV by post or a soft copy by email before 5pm
on Friday 19th February 2011. Your application should include the names of two referees
and a short cover letter. A full job description is available on www.SLIS.ie or www.hrm.ie




Job Description of Manager at SLIS

Employer:                             Sign Language Interpreting Service   

Job Title:                                Manager

Primary Location:                 Tallaght

Responsible to:                    
The Board of Directors of the Company and reporting to the Chairperson or his / her nominee on a day to day basis.

Purpose of the job:  
The Manager will work with the Board of SLIS to promote, represent, advocate and ensure the availability of a quality interpretation services to Deaf people in Ireland through the implementation and further development of their national strategy. 

The Manager of SLIS will motivate and manage the SLIS team to ensure the delivery of a quality service.

Main Responsibilities:

·         Develop (and periodically review) a strategy for the delivery and ongoing development of the SLIS in conjunction with the Board of SLIS and the Citizens Information Board.  The strategy development process should involve consultation both internally and externally.

·         Develop and manage, in conjunction with the Board of SLIS, the strategy implementation process, and the annual operational plans and budgets.

·         Manage the effective deployment of resources and budgets in order to achieve the overall targets under his/her responsibility.

·         Promote and advocate for the rights of Deaf people to equity of access to state services.

·         Promote and advocate for the right to high quality interpreting services- particularly in relation to the interaction of Deaf people with state agencies and services.

·         Promote best practice in the field of sign language interpreting including the introduction of a registration/accreditation system.

·         Develop an interactive website and actively facilitate the introduction of new technologies with the potential to improve the quality of access and interaction for Deaf people with public and essential services.

·         Develop potential options to ensure optimal delivery of an emergency sign language interpreting service.

·         Proactively develop the SLIS’s linkages and position with relevant groups, stakeholders and associations in the voluntary and statutory sectors.

  • Oversee SLIS’s role in the piloting, development and roll-out of a technology-enabled remote interpreting service.

  • Establish and maintain proper management information systems and financial & funding procedures.

  • Oversee the management of the SLIS’s property, possessions and materials.

  • Keep minutes and other relevant records for meetings of the Board and its committees and manage the Board’s administrative arrangements.

  • Represent and promote the organisation, attend and participate at conferences and seminars as required.

  • Participate in training and development programmes/courses to maintain and improve performance and to assist in identifying self training and support needs, including Irish Sign Language, if required.

·         Undertake such other duties as may be agreed from time to time with the Board of SLIS.




Hands On - 6th of February 2011

This series of Hands On is drawing to its close, but don't despair, we've still got one more great episode for you this week, comprising highlights from the series and brand new footage, it's The Best Of Hands On!

If you missed out on any of the brilliant episodes this series, now's your chance to catch up and see our best bits - from our Makeover Challenge, when Caroline and Ronan battled to create the perfect look for one lucky viewer, to "Come Sign With Me" which saw Brigid O'Connor get a cookery crash course. Viewers and Hands On presenters shared their personal experiences in the form of video diaries - and their funny stories. There's another chance to see our fascinating look into Deaf History and life at St Joseph's School and a new chapter in Deaf History with the Deaf Village project. It is now expected that demolition of the old school building will take place in late Feb/March 2011.

We take a sneak peak behind the scenes for some hilarious out-takes - think our presenters always get their lines right the first time? Think again!
We also have an update on the controversial issue of the campaign for Deaf people to be allowed serve on a jury. Since we last discussed this topic, Hands On presenter, Senan Dunne, received a summons to serve at the Central Criminal Court. Though he was not empanelled in the end, the judge's ruling on his ability to serve was a major breakthrough and may pave the way for Deaf people to finally see a change in legislation. We interview Senan to find out more.

Last, but not least, we'd like to thank all our viewers for tuning in this series.

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