In partnership with the Irish Computer Society (ICS), we continue our series of information and training events to promote accessibility practice among public bodies and digital agencies. The series provides practical guidance on achieving compliance with the EU Web Accessibility Directive as well as wider Universal Design considerations.

The Irish Sign Language Act was signed into law on 24th December 2017 and commenced on 23rd December 2020. The Act recognises the right of the Deaf community to access public services using ISL as their native language, including better access to public services through sign language.

In conjunction with the Irish Deaf Society, we now invite you to attend the following training Webinar.

Creating Accessible Videos in Irish Sign Language

When: 22nd September 2023 - @ 12.00 to 13.15

Where: Online webinar

Who: Guest Speakers:

  • Elaine Grehan – Advocacy Manager - Irish Deaf Society
  • Joanne Chester - Media Production Coordinator - Irish Deaf Society

Attendance is free and you can register on the ICS website.

The purpose of this Webinar is to raise awareness of:

  • Statutory and Legal Obligations
  • How to produce and commission an ISL video and the need to understand how translation works

ISL and real time captioning will be provided. This event is being held to mark International Week of Deaf People (#IWDP), which will take place from September 18 to September 24, 2023, and the International Day of Sign Languages (#IDSL), which will take place on September 23, 2023. This time, both events, #IWDP and #IDSL, have one overarching theme, 'A World Where Deaf People Can Sign Anywhere!'