NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY: Access & Inclusion Officer (Justice) – Belfast, N.Ireland

The British Deaf Association (NI) in conjunction with Queens University Belfast have secured funding from Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning to carry out research in the Justice Sector with the aim of enhancing Deaf People’s Communication Access to Justice in Northern Ireland.

The British Deaf Association (NI) seeks to recruit an Access and Inclusion Officer (Justice) to work collaboratively with the partners and researchers to ensure the project’s success.

For more information on this role in BSL, ISL or English, please head over to our website at

9th Jan – Hearing Aid Clinic in Dingiven

Hearing Aid Clinic

When: Tuesday 9th January

Time: 12noon – 1pm

Hands That Talk, 116 Main Street, Dungiven

If you’re having trouble with your hearing aid, need new batteries (they are free for NHS hearing aids), need the tubling changed, or just need some informaton about your hearing, come along and talk to a trained volunteer. They wll be glad to help.

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Deaf players wanted for Ireland football team

Don’t forget this Sunday’s football trial with the Ireland Men’s football team (3rd December 2017).

The session will be at the Oscar Traynor Coaching & Development Centre, Coolock, Dublin 5.

Arrive at 12noon.

Training will start at 1pm and finish at 3pm. The session will be overseen by highly qualified football coaches.

If you are interested, get in touch with me. You can message me in private if you have any queries.

Stuart Hayden, the Ireland manager and I want to look at every possible deaf footballer. You will need to be born in Ireland (Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland) or in receipt of an Irish passport and have a hearing loss, at least 55 decibels (bilateral – both ears) to be eligible to play for Ireland.

We welcome players from all backgrounds including those who do not communicate in Sign Language.


Michael Johnston
Ireland Assistant Manager