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Integrating Deaf & hearing

We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

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Hands That Talk is a Deaf-led, cross-community charity established in 2000 to improve the quality of life for the Deaf community and those with hearing loss living in the North West of Northern Ireland.

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Telephone: 028 777 42776
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Email: info@handsthattalk.co.uk

Roe Park Resort lends ‘Helping Hands’ to wedding couple 

Roe Park staff learn sign language
ahead of the wedding of
Samantha Maher and Luke Davis.

One of Northern Ireland’s leading wedding venues has gone the extra mile to ensure a young wedding couple had the wedding of their dreams.

Staff at Roe Park Resort have untaken sign language training from local charity Hands That Talk ahead of the wedding of a deaf couple.

Samantha and Luke, who tied the knot at Roe Park Resort last weekend, have praised the resort staff for exceeding their expectations for their big day. As a result of the training, staff improved their non-verbal communication skills enabling them to converse with the couple and a number of the wedding guests who also had hearing difficulties.

The happy couple, from Limavady and Antrim, first met four years ago whilst go-karting and fell in love. After getting engaged with a romantic ‘rose petal turndown’ which read, ‘Will You Marry Me?’, they opted to get married at Roe Park Resort due to its locality and newly renovated wedding suite.

In addition to the staff training, the couple invited along friend and sign language interpreter Donna to sign throughout the ceremony and speeches so that all guests were involved in the wedding celebration.

Congratulating the newlyweds, Sinead McNicholl, Sales and Marketing Manager at Roe Park Resort said;

“We were absolutely delighted that Samantha and Luke chose Roe Park as the wedding venue for their special day. CSR is an important part of the culture at Roe Park Resort, we continuously strive to diversify our offering to customers, particularly those with disabilities. In addition to the Hands That Talk sign language training we also offer a specialist Autism Friendly Room certified by Assistance Dogs NI and the National Autistic Society.

“It is important that every guest at the resort is made to feel like a VIP, and the staff and I send our warmest congratulations to Samantha and Luke and wish them many happy years together.” The couple added;

“Our wedding was everything we had dreamed of and more, it was the best day of our lives which we will remember forever! We were so impressed that the staff at Roe Park had gone to so much effort on our special day and made all our guests feel included.

“Roe Park Resort is a great example of a business who is doing more to support people with disabilities, something which we both feel businesses in Northern Ireland could improve upon. We loved that the staff were all so eager to test out their training and would like to thank them for going the extra mile to ensure our day was amazing!”

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Email: info@handsthattalk

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BT47 4LD




In this section you will find a range of teaching/learning resources in both British Sign Language and Irish Sign Language.

Also included are links to other groups where you can find useful information

Click here to see our resources

Signing Choir

Our Signing Choir has approximately twenty members who are either profoundly deaf, have hearing loss or are hearing with Sign Language skills.

They perform in many places including churches, concert halls, open-air venues etc. The choir is very popular and is always booked up for performances, especially coming up to Christmas time. In 2014 they reached the final of the North West Talent competition. New members are welcome.

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