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Face masks and social distancing mean it's harder for deaf community to communicate during Covid-19 crisis
The charity Chime is encouraging the deaf community to request sign language interpretation if they need it to attend Covid-19 tests.
'We're asking for state agencies and bodies to engage with us now': Concerns about commitments to the Irish Sign Language Act
We spoke to Deaf Communtiy representatives at an event at Leinster House about their concerns for the 2020 deadline.
My Options web chat to be rolled out after concerns over phone line from disability campaigners
The new service should be in place by April.
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.
'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.
'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.
Former pupils of St Mary’s School for Deaf Girls eat like it's 1851
It’s for a very good cause….
Senator claims 'discrimination' as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil
A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.
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.
'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.
Teacher, footballer and Olympic torchbearer honoured by Deaf community
Singer Daniel O’Donnell was on hand to present the 2013 Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards yesterday.
Free seminar aims to support deaf teens and their parents who feel isolated
Irish Deaf Kids said students with hearing difficulties are now benefiting from modern technologies, which should be used more in schools.
Ireland's Deaf community feels neglected by media
With over 92,000 people in Ireland who are Deaf or have a hearing disability, are we ignoring an large proportion of our society?