To ensure Deaf adults, children, and their families have full access to services and information which are available in the Kerry region so they are able to be self determining, independent and able to participate at all levels in the Kerry Community.
To be the leading Resource Centre providing support and services for Deaf adults, children, and their families and other related organisations in Kerry.
- Deaf people CAN !!!!!!!
- Deaf people and Deaf culture should be treated with dignity and respect
- Deaf people have the right and responsibility to be involved in the planning, delivery and monitoring of all services intended for their use
- Irish sign language is the natural language of Deaf people and together with Deaf culture is recognised and accepted by the Centre
- Other modes of communication modes used by Deaf people are also recognised and accepted.
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Profile:
» To promote human and citizenship rights for Deaf people in Kerry and Ireland
» To foster the legal and official recognition of Irish Sign Language and to establish the rights to use Irish Sign Language (hereinafter referred to as "I.S.L.") as a primary means of communication in all aspects of life
» To develop, manage and promote any activity in furtherance to the objects of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited
» To keep in touch with new developments, new methods and approaches in the Deaf Community and to disseminate information on I.S.L, Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to its' members and wider Society
» To promote the research of any aids and equipment - designed specifically or otherwise to benefit the Deaf and distribution of aids approved by the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited for use by the Deaf To provide opportunity for constructive discussion of societal and ethical issues of Deaf people, I.S.L. and Deaf Culture
» To advise and assist, at the discretion of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited, other bodies or individuals in Deaf related matters
» To affiliate, at the discretion of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited to any body, local, national and international, for the purpose of furthering objects of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
» To promote public awareness of I.S.L, Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community
» To lobby and negotiate, where appropriate, with government departments or other agencies or bodies on behalf of its members, affiliated groups or other parties
» To negotiate, where appropriate, with national bodies for funding and/or support for the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited or its projects, either independently or in partnership with other organisations
» To foster the cultural and educational advancement of Deaf people; To inform individual Deaf people of grants available to them
» To publicise generally the aims and objectives of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited through comprehensive media briefing with a view to raising public awareness of all aspects of Deaf-related matters
» To provide expert advice, consultancy services, classes of instruction, tuition, lectures, meetings, discussion groups, exhibitions, printed matter and literature in relation to or furtherance of the objects of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited
» To employ interpreters, consultants or other persons to the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited or its members
» To ensure Deaf adults, children, and their families have full access to services and information which are available in the Kerry region so they are able to be self determining, independent and able to participate at all levels in the Kerry Community.
» Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Co.
Sections is underway
Social calendar and gallery sections is stalled at the moment, hopefully something will be up and running shortly.
Overuse of mailing lists
There was a time when it was difficult to access information. However with the introduction of e-mail, e-groups etc information is more readily available.
The only problem is, alot of organisations like Kerry Deaf Resource Centre & individuals are receiving information from numerous sources about the same events.
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre receives information in duplicate, triplicate and sometime more often but doesn't mind as the delete button on our computer is easy to find.
However, we do not want to be guilty ourselves of over-informing people. The problem is??, its difficult to know who is or who is not receiving information, what type of information they are getting, and lastly if they are getting the same information from different sources.
If you are receiving information from Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
and are already getting it from other sources, please email
us as we'd like to remove your name from our lists. That way, Kerry Deaf Resource Centre is contributing to information being available to those who want it, and to those who wish to have it, but not to those who are getting information elsewhere or who do not want to have it.
» Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Co. Ltd.