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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# deaf

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# Covid-19
'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school
Since Wednesday, children aged 9-12 have been required to wear masks in school.
# High Court
34-year-old Deaf woman sues HSE over being placed in facility for the elderly
Counsel said she had been put in the nursing home on a temporary basis, but that was almost two years ago.
# Discrimination
Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'
The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.
'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched
The new Bachelor of Education programme is the first of its kind in Ireland.
# deaf community
Two-thirds of Deaf community face difficulty finding out about their rights
A new report has been published detailing the experiences of Deaf people in accessing public and social services.
Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today
The bill is expected to pass through all stages of the Dáil today.
Column: 'I am determined to make music available to the deaf'
I was the first and only deaf and vision impaired student to choose music as a Leaving Cert subject, writes Orla O’Sullivan.
# deafening
'We decided not to remove the Deaf gene, and let nature take its course'
Presenter Sarah-Jane Moloney is proud to be Deaf, but she was relieved her two babies would not face the same barriers she did.
# equal status
'No one should be excluded because of their disability': Irish MEP welcomes tech bill
The directive would mean public service websites would be more accessible to the deaf and visually impaired.
# Dance of the Deaf
'Talk of the deaf': 80% of this Bali village can use their own sign language
It was not until the 1960s that Bengkala village began to make efforts to better integrate its deaf residents and nowadays everyone is treated equally.
# North Carolina
Unarmed deaf man shot dead after failing to stop for police officer
A neighbour claimed the man didn’t understand what was happening as he couldn’t hear the siren.
# hello world
This deaf baby hearing her mother speak for the first time has people tearing up
Her tiny mind is BLOWN.
# sponsored by smirnoff
6 things you may not have known about Deaf culture
We got an exceptional insight into the deaf community through deaf dance instructor Chris Fonseca. Here’s what we learned.
# sponsored by smirnoff
A high-tech backpack built for bass vibration - all in a day's work for this deaf dance instructor
We went over to London to participate in a dance class given by Chris Fonseca.
6 things you may not have known about Deaf culture
We got an exceptional insight into the deaf community through deaf dance instructor Chris Fonseca. Here’s what we learned.
# sponsored by smirnoff
A high-tech backpack built for bass vibration - all in a day's work for this deaf dance instructor
We went over to London to participate in a dance class given by Chris Fonseca.
# sponsored by smirnoff
Meet the man who can teach you to dance - without even being able to hear the music
We spoke to Chris Fonseca, the London dance teacher who can’t hear the music playing – but can still feel the beat.
# shirley temple bar
Declan Buckley on drag, equality and why sign language should be officially recognised
Both his parents are deaf.
# Hero
This Starbucks barista used sign language to help a drive-thru customer
And has been hailed a hero.
# deafblind
As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure
Activists say more accurate data is needed.
# left out
Deaf people are unhappy with RTE's coverage of the Eurovision
The broadcaster has defended its approach.
# community
An entire town learned sign language to give their deaf neighbour a heartwarming surprise
And it feeeeeeeeels like all the feels.
# Higher Education
College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities
A new report also found that less deaf students are now attending college in Ireland.
# seen to be heard
Shane's parents are Deaf - so he wrote the first Irish play for deaf and hearing people
The actor stars in a one man show that uses sound, light and Irish Sign Language in a unique way.
# get ireland signing
Remember this inspiring little boy? He'll be on the Toy Show tonight
We first told you about Quaid Cleland and his campaign to get Ireland using sign language back in August.
# well done
Nine-year-old who's lobbying RTÉ to use sign language in Toy Show wins award
Quaid Cleland is on a mission to get the whole country using sign language so we can all communicate with one another.
Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help
Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.
# wired for sound
Science Changes Lives: The day I finally heard the world in stereo
How a cochlear implant brought Caroline Carswell into a new world of sound: “like going from a song played on a flute, to one played by a full orchestra”.
# get ireland signing
This little boy is on a mission to get RTÉ using sign language on the Toy Show
Quaid Cleland is a nine-year-old hearing child who wants to get the whole country signing.
# Dispute
Senator claims 'discrimination' as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil
A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.
# Frustration
Calls for interpreters to be present when Deaf people attend the Dáil
The Irish Deaf Society has asked the Government to ensure that Irish Sign Language interpreters are present in the Dáil and Seanad this week.
Opinion: The rights of the Deaf community have just been spectacularly undermined
Recent claims by the Government that it would support the development of key services through Irish Sign Language have been seriously undermined by the news that one national Deaf advocacy organisation has been forced to closed down.
# Funding Cuts
'Left high and dry': TDs call for Deaf advocacy service to be re-opened
Some 5,000 people have been affected by the closure of the Irish Deaf Society’s National Advocacy Service.
# irish deaf society
Advocacy service for deaf people closes after funding cut, leaves '5,000 at risk'
The Irish Deaf Society said its members now face “further social exclusion”.
# inspired by cadbury
Woman hears music for the first time after 40 years
Her friend put together a very special mixtape for her.
# i hear ya
Toddler has adorable reaction to hearing for the first time
# aww
Little girl signs her school concert as a surprise for her deaf parents
We want her to replace Jean O’Reilly.
# Mandela memorial
'Fake' deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial says he had 'schizophrenic episode'
“There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation,” Thamasanqa Jantjie has told a South African newspaper.
# pump down the volume
Turn it down: Deafness charity warns of hearing risk from loud earphones say that that early results of a new study show that three out of five young people are listening to earphones at unsafe levels.
# Courts
British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl
The girl, who could not speak, was trafficked from Pakistan to work as a servant.