IDK Celebrates National Volunteer Day At Libraries

To celebrate National Volunteer Day in association with Volunteer Centres Ireland, the first readings of the IDK childrens’ book, “A Birthday for Ben“, took place at two libraries in Dublin on Friday, September 25th. In the morning the story’s creators gathered with volunteers and friends at Pearse Street Library to celebrate the release of the [...]

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TranscribePod Make Podcasts Fully Accessible

September 23, 2009 Accessibility is a primary focus in modern education. Recent years have brought the introduction of new tools like CaptionTube (a captioning tool for YouTube videos), interactivewhiteboards and now podcast transcripts. Teachers and lecturers can face challenges in preparing for a class where a student has hearing issues. If a teacher is showing a [...]

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RFID Technology Teaches Deaf Children Language

September 11, 2009 Two members of South-eastern Louisiana University’s education faculty are the first to explore a new system, which integrates RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology into classroom learning. Assistant professors Becky Sue Parton and Robert Hancock received a USD 360,000 grant from the US Department of Education to develop their ”physical world hyper-linking” teaching system. The [...]

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Parents’ Seminar: Education Services (Oct 3, 2009)

September 8, 2009 DeafHear.ie is hosting a seminar on October 3, 2009 at the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois, for the parents of deaf/hard of hearing children. Morning presentations will cover: * The Visiting Teacher service * Mainstream schooling * Mainstream school with a hearing unit * Resource Teacher from a mainstream school * Limerick [...]

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Review Of Accessibility At AIB SPWC 2009 Festival

June 27 2009 Experiences are educational for deaf children, but verbal exchanges need to be relayed or accessible, especially at public events like SPWC. We are grateful to Miriam Walsh for attending this year’s AIB SPWC event and writing a report for IDK. On Saturday June 20th, crowds gathered at Dublin’s Merrion Square for the [...]

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Bangalore day 29

After a really short nights sleep I was up and ready for the taxi at 2am. On arriving at the airport I was faced with the dilemma of what could happen if I didnt’ have a seat on the plane. Of course this all came after my freaking out about my online check-in not going [...]

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Bangalore Day 28

Saturday 29 August An early start as I was woken up by Mary who was having phone difficulties. Thankfully the whole take the battery out and put in again trick worked because it was years since I had worked an old nokia. Then we went to ooti chocolates where we stocked up on some fine [...]

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