Year: 2011

Deaf Adults Get Opportunity to Maximise Potential

22nd Jun 2011

An innovative European Union funded project which seeks to inspire deaf people to gain the skills
required to become the agents of their own social inclusion was launched today in Enniskillen at the
South West College Technology and Skills Centre. The Deaf Communications Infrastructure
Development (DCID) project has received £962,000 from the INTERREG IVA Programme and will
operate across Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland.

InteGreat Theatre Presents ‘Monopoly’ the Musical

17th Jun 2011

InteGreat Theatre (Formally Words, Signs & Vibes) is a community drama group for deaf & hearing people.

They have created a play about the boardgame ‘Monopoly’. Come along to see the Boot, Iron, Dog & Top Hat brought to life on stage right before your eyes, as they enter into a competition to win the game and not become bankrupt!

Regional Winners Announced

15th Jun 2011

We are proud to announce the winners for the Regional Teacher of the Year and Regional Learner of the Year. The list is available on the Signature Annual Awards website here.

Qualification Update

06th Jun 2011

Qualification Specifications for 2011-12 are now available…

The History of Deaf Education

02nd Jun 2011

Remark! Translation, a Deaf-led production company, are in the process of developing two documentaries looking at The History of Deaf Education.

Assembly Proves Actions Speak Louder Than Words

26th May 2011

The Northern Ireland Assembly today became the first legislature in the United Kingdom to be awarded the prestigious RNID Action on Hearing Loss “Louder than Words” best practice chartermark.

Big Society, Big Opportunities?

24th May 2011

The UK Council on Deafness is organising a conference aimed at improving understanding of ‘Big Society’ and explore the sector’s role in ensuring deaf people can fully contribute to, and benefit from, ‘Big Society’.

Couple’s Brave Bike Challenge for Charity

20th May 2011

A deaf man who is about to go completely blind will use the last of his sight for a mammoth journey for charity.

Bob Nolan, 50, and his wife Louise, 44, will cycle 1,000 miles on a tandem from Land’s End to John O Groats this summer – with Louise, who is profoundly deaf, steering the way.

Shortlists for the Regional Teacher of the Year and Regional Learner of the Year

18th May 2011

We are proud to announce the shortlists for the Regional Teacher of the Year and Regional Learner of the Year. You can view the shortlists here.

Exciting Times Ahead Following Scottish Parliament General Election 2011

11th May 2011

As you may have seen, Scotland has just held a general election. The SNP won the election with 69 seats out of 129. With 9 seats more than the combined opposition parties, the SNP have formed the first majority government since devolution. Labour have 37, the Conservatives 15, Liberal Democrats 5, the Greens 2 and one independent (Margo MacDonald).