ISL Awareness Week 2022

Click here to see all the activities and events planned for the week.

The International Week of Deaf People (IWDP) is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and is celebrated annually by global deaf communities each year. This year the week starts on September 19th. In Ireland, the Deaf community takes part by celebrating “Irish Sign Language Awareness Week.”

Click here to see the full press release.

Click here to see the IDS Deaf Education Policy Paper.

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IDS are developing a 3 year strategy. You can help by doing our survey!

The Irish Deaf Society has started an exciting project to develop a strategy for the next 3 years. What does that mean? It means we are developing a plan about what topics we will campaign for and we need to understand what the priorities are for Deaf people in Ireland.

We need your input to tell us what are the challenges and barriers you face. What changes do you want to see? What are the biggest problems you have in your day-to-day life? We have developed this survey to help us understand your needs and opinions. The survey is in English and ISL, you can watch the ISL videos of the questions and you can answer in ISL or English, or both!

Your feedback. Your goals. Our Plan.

Click to do the IDS Survey Now

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IDS Coronavirus ISL Support

Visit our support  page Coronavirus ISL Support for news, ISL translations and links to resources. This section of our website will be a hub for ISL content and we are inviting other organisations to share their information with us and we will add to it.

The IDS is here with you during this difficult time.

Contact our Coronavirus support team by email advocacy@irishdeafsociety.ie or text/call 086 440 1443.

IDS fundraising is seriously impacted by the Coronavirus Emergency. Support us by donating nowYou can also support IDS by joining or renewing your membership on our membership page.


The Scheme to Support National Organisations is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development”.

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