In true spirit for World Hearing Day (March 3), Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE, has made its ‘Deafening’ documentary available for free, worldwide viewing on the RTE Player platform. This documentary sought to explore the current experience of being deaf in Ireland (avoiding a political discourse) and succeeded at many levels, by representing the diversity in today’s
What is a Visiting Teacher? Many parents of newly-confirmed deaf children ask this, on learning of the VT service from the Department of Education. Over 3,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing children at mainstream schools in Ireland, are supported by 32 visiting teachers working in 29 full-time posts. (PDF) Visiting Teachers for Children who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Parents can
Parents’ responses are still being received by the team here, after the recent Derek Mooney radio interview with parent Eithne Carroll and Liam O’Dwyer of the CIDP. >> Listen to the podcast (RTE1, 2011). This email response is from Orla Sexton, a parent in Cork. Dear Derek, I refer to your recent interview with Eithne
On March 23, 2008, Newstalk FM featured IDK in its Change-Makers series. Note: Caroline has since had two cochlear implants, which make her speech clearer now. Newstalk’s Louise Williams spoke with the founder of IDK, Caroline Carswell. Here is the full conversation. C: Caroline Carswell and L: Louise Williams C: ‘My name is Caroline Carswell and I’ve been
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