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20 January 2020 (VOL 15 WEEK 4)

Deaf Adult Literacy Service (DALS) classes back for 2020
Just to let all our DALS students know that our Deaf Adult Literacy Service (DALS) classes are back again for the New Year after our break for Christmas and annual leave.

Classes will take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We are delighted that Veronica White will continue as the tutor for the remainder of this academic year. For more information on DALS classes in Irish Sign Language (ISL), check out:

iPhone and iPad classes (one to one)
Do you have an iPhone and or an iPad and would like to learn how to use it better? Then sign up for our one-to-one classes, which are open to deaf or hard of hearing service users.

These one-hour classes are provided by our manager, Willie White and have been very successful in the past. If you would like to learn more about how to operate your device, get in contact with us and we will arrange a time and day for your class.

The classes are held during office hours and are usually held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays. In addition to one-to-one classes, we are also happy to update any apps and software on your device so you can get the best use out of your products.

Sign linguistics classes (Intermediate level)
Our sign language linguistic classes for existing students are starting back the 1st week of February. These classes are for our intermediate level students.

Classes will be tutored again by our manager, Willie White and will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. These classes will look at the finer details of sign language register, placement, role shift, classifiers and a range of other rich and complex features of sign language.
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6 January 2020 (VOL 15 WEEK 2)

Happy new year 2020
Our service has re-opened after our Christmas holidays and annual leave break. We hope all our staff, Board and service users had a great Christmas and enjoyed their holiday break.

On behalf of all of us here, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and we look forward to working with you all again in the coming year. We really hope that 2020 will be a great year for you all.

Opening hours for 2020
Our opening hours for this New Year will be as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm). Fridays (10am - 1pm and closed Friday afternoon).

As usual we will close for all Bank Holidays. In addition, we will close for the month of August and again for Christmas / New Year for annual leave. To avail of our service or support, please get in touch with us to arrange an appointment.

Making an appointment policy for 2020
As we enter a New Year, we wanted to remind everyone of our 'Making an Appointment' policy. This will help us to allocate staff and time according to the needs of our customers and helps us to respond to their enquiries in a timely and appropriate manner.

If you have any of the following queries, it would help us greatly if we could allocate an agreed appointment for you: Form filling (essential for detailed and multiple forms). Translation of information and forms (into sign language or simplified English). Phonecalls (to/from external parties). Documents that need to be typed up. Referrals and/or enquiries on sign language interpreting access. Detailed queries on rights and entitlements. Confidential / complex / legal / sensitive enquiries. Meetings with manager / specific staff member(s).

To avail of an appointment, please email: or text 087 633 4687.
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