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By: Irish Deaf Kids  05/12/2011

Monday, November 28th, 2011

“Communication technologies [for] people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing are just as much for the general hearing public… in that they foster communication between both groups.” **
Think of SMS texting on mobile phones, web-chat (via text, video or voice), and Facebook posts as everyday solutions for universal access. Real-time captioning (CART) and captioned web-videos similarly [..]

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

On November 2nd, 2011, Conor Byrne at Dublin South FM interviewed Caroline Carswell from Irish Deaf Kids, on IDK and its activities. This transcript has been generated by Miriam Walsh, a former IDK intern who still contributes time to IDK’s operations, as needed.
Read the radio transcript (pdf format) >>
Podcast link to the interview to follow [..]

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

From November 7th, 2011, babies born at Waterford and Wexford Regional Hospitals can have free newborn hearing tests, in an opt-in programme that is also available to babies born outside of hospital in Waterford.
These new hospital newborn hearing test programmes, costing in the region of €1.1 million annually, are part of the HSE’s Newborn Hearing Screening Programme for the [..]

Friday, November 18th, 2011

In July 2011, The Ear Foundation (Nottingham, UK) held its first international teen summer camp in Yorkshire, for 19 teens from five European countries, who between them had 7 different types of cochlear implant processors.
The camp is running again from July 23 to 27 2012, at the same venue: St John’s School, Boston Spa, Yorkshire, [..]

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

IDK is now offering Christmas cards in two designs (1) “River Dodder” and (2) “Holly Berries” in mixed packs of ten 6″ x 4″ cards, at €6.50 per pack.

These card-packs can be bought directly from IDK by:

Writing to IDK at Terenure Enterprise Centre, 17 Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6W, with your name, address, number of card-pack/s and [..]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

IDK’s latest seminar, “Exploring Post-School and College Options”, was held in Dublin on November 3rd, 2011 for deaf teens and their parents to explore college, career and employment options.
Seminar topics covered:

The DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) system
Third-level college supports for deaf/hard-of-hearing students
Internships and volunteer work for students
Paid mentored placements for graduates
Insights by deaf adults [..]

Friday, November 11th, 2011

On October 14th, 2011, Michael Fitzgerald at Near FM interviewed Caroline Carswell from Irish Deaf Kids, on general topics relating to life as a deaf person. This transcript has been generated by Miriam Walsh, a former IDK intern who still contributes time to IDK’s operations, as needed.
Read the radio transcript (PDF format) >>
Further Reading
* IDK [..]

Friday, November 4th, 2011

This short piece, “Into The Mainstream” has insights to preparing a child’s hearing-aids for a mainstream classroom and the daily processes teachers and staff need to know.  It’s worth knowing that in Ireland, the visiting teacher service can advise on managing a child’s hearing-devices.
Read the piece: Into the mainstream >>
To get up to speed on current deaf-education [..]

Friday, October 28th, 2011

A new smartphone-transcription service, devised in Germany by two social entrepreneurs, enables deaf and hard-of-hearing people to communicate without sign language or live interpreters.
Read: Creating Life With Subtitles >>
The live-subtitling system will use voice-to-text solutions to create voice-maps to transcribe dialogue in classrooms, schools and doctors’ offices.
Further Reading
* Disability Law News Journal: Deaf Children and Inclusive Education
* Captioning: [..]

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Irish Deaf Kids is holding a FREE seminar for deaf teens and their parents to explore college, career and employment options for deaf young people.
When: November 3rd
Where: Maldron Hotel, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Time: 2pm to 4.30pm
IDK welcomes expressions of interest from deaf teens and their parents for this free afternoon session. Places are strictly [..]

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011


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Whether parents choose sign language, speech facilitated by implants or some combination, deaf children are exposed to language earlier than ever”Implants help deaf children learn language from listeningA key message in this piece is, language is the important thing for deaf children and can be acquired in different ways.