Deaf association tyrol

Our association office is from December 20, 2019 to January 8, 2020 closed.
In urgent cases, please contact the office of our advice center for the deaf: Tel / SMS 0676/7826628.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, good health and good luck
and look forward to seeing you again in the new year!

Apartment rental in the new Deaf Center Tyrol

Deaf and hard of hearing Tyroleans can rent one of the 21 apartments there.

There are 1-, 2- or 3-room apartments.
Rents are very cheap (subsidies for housing subsidies are also possible).
Completion is summer 2021.

Are on the ground floor offices:
* Tyrol Deaf Association
* Advice center for the deaf with "interpreting center for sign language" and "placement center for writing interpreting"
* KommBi project
* Deaf Association Innsbruck and Deaf Sports Association of Tyrol

There is also a modern one event hall for Christmas parties, anniversaries, seminars and training courses.

There are on the upper floors 21 apartments for deaf and hard of hearing tenants.

The state-of-the-art building is equipped with all the necessary aids that the hearing-impaired depend on:
* optical doorbell systems
* Optical fire alarm for deaf people
* Lift with optical emergency call system
* Induction loops for the hearing impaired in public areas
* .

For closer Info / at interest please report to Monika Mück-Egg ([email protected]).

On Friday, January 17, 2020 (9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) the annual health day for deaf people takes place in Linz – with many lecture topics (see program).

Deaf Association Tyrol organizes a common bus trip to Linz for all Tyrolean deaf people.

The well-known deaf performer Chavi from Spain finally comes to Tyrol and brings his very special stage program to Innsbruck. He is at home on international stages and not only encourages his audience to laugh but also to participate. You don’t have to be able to use sign language to understand the pictorial content.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 5 p.m.
WHERE: diemonopol, Egger-Lienz-Strasse 20, 6020 Innsbruck,
Stöckel building behind Euro-SPAR

Everyone is welcome! free entry!

In order to give deaf children (and adults) access to the theater, the Kolpingbühne Hall and the Deaf Association Tyrol have an idea of "Little Red Riding Hood" organized with two sign language interpreters.
The performance began on November 10th at 3 p.m. in front of about 30 visitors (including 4 deaf children).
The performance was great and very professional – the audience was thrilled!
Kolpingbühne Hall is looking forward to further cooperation and will offer us two more plays with sign language interpreters next year.

At the end of the International Week of the Deaf, Monika Mück-Egg shows the TT readers the first words in sign language. She wants more acceptance for it.

with a sign language interpreter
A fairy tale for children from 4 years.

There is a lot going on in the fairytale forest. A wolf with a toothache, a talkative forest rap and a doctor who .

WHEN: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Kolpingbühne Hall in Tirol, Schumacherweg 2

The construction work for the new deaf center in Innsbruck has started.
The Deaf Association Tyrol is very happy about this "milestone"!

On our property at Ing.-Etzel-Straße 67 in Innsbruck, 21 apartments, offices and a modern event hall are being built.
From 2021 we will again have the opportunity to organize deaf meetings, to communicate with each other in sign language and to live deaf culture.

Imagery between the wars

On October 12, 2019 we were deaf on a tour of the Ferdinandeum Museum about the painters Albin Egger Lienz and Otto Dix. Both painted a lot of pictures about the war and its aftermath after the First World War. At Egger Lienz a lot of brown and ocher colors at Dix a lot more colorful. A great exhibition!

Report on the theater "GERMAN TEACHER"

It has been a few years that the Deaf Association Tyrol works well with the Tyrolean State Theater.
The play was on September 28, 2019 "The German teacher" including sign language.
Almost 40 deaf were there! It was a great performance!

The cultural service point from the state of Tyrol organizes the event "Student meets author". German teacher Mathilda Kaminski and author Xaver Sand see each other again after 16 years.

The author Xaver Sand was with his youth book "Angel wings, angel child and angel blood" successful. A long time ago, the teacher and the author were a couple. But Xaver suddenly left Mathilda. A little later he married the only daughter of a wealthy hotelier. Shortly afterwards a son was born. The world of celebrity opened for Xaver, for Mathilda a world collapsed. How do you meet after so long? At the beginning always by email, then personally. But the stories, the Xaver and Mathilda tell each other are different. Especially when the disappearance of Xaver’s son becomes a topic 14 years ago.

Photos: Thomas Böhm / Tiroler Tageszeitung

Imagery between the wars

After the First World War (1914-1918) one of his most creative times began for the Austrian painter Albin Egger-Lienz – he painted .

WHEN: 12.10.2019 at 11 a.m. (please come 10 minutes earlier)
WHERE: Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum, Museumstrasse 15, 6020 Innsbruck

The stones of our old house fell in early September!

For many deaf people, their lives in and through that "House of the Tyrolean Deaf" was shaped, this was also a moving moment personally.

All the more all are now looking forward to the new deaf center, to organize deaf meetings there again in two years, to communicate with each other in sign language and to be able to live deaf culture.

The Deaf Association Tyrol is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year – the start of construction of the new deaf center is the best thing for us "Birthday present"!

Already at 9 times The holiday week for the deaf took place in the Tyrolean Gschnitztal from July 14th to 18th 2019.
This special holiday week is organized every year by the Deaf Association Tyrol and the Tourism Association Wipptal – Trins and is becoming more and more popular every year.

The recipe for success of the week are the many different program items from which every holidaymaker can choose the right one according to their own taste and interests. From various visits, lectures, hikes and bike tours to mountain tours, everything is offered here. Young and old will find a personal holiday experience here, but above all the exchange with others. Sign language interpreters naturally accompany all events.

After getting to know each other on the first evening, stood on July 15th Qi Gong and a guided bike tour, on Cooking class (potato leaf with cabbage), visiting one Liquor distillery with tasting as well as a Lecture on deaf blindness to select.

On July 16, many were already setting out in the morning "Pure alpine life" on Peterґs Kaser, to the Cooking according to good rural cuisine or to one great hiking tour from Padasterjochhaus to Padasterkogel. In the afternoon you could visit the St. Jodok model railway or Schneeberg Castle in Trins. In the evening Gerlinde Paris and Irmgard Hammer told everyone about it fairy tale!

On the third day, July 17th, Bergfexe went on a tour of the Serles lift towards Maria Waldrast, and athletes chose one Walking round. Also one Cool off in the forest pool or one Kräuterwanderung you could choose.

On the last day, July 18, it was easier to take it easy: The bus went to Bruneck to visit the Lodenfabrik Vintl.

The end of the holiday week was traditionally held in the evening in the Hotel Zita with a cozy get-together – of course in traditional costumes for the deaf – and a look back with pictures of the week.

You can also find many photos on our Facebook page. »

WHEN: 28.09.2019 at 7.30 p.m.
WHERE: Kammerspiele, Universitätsstrasse 1, 6020 Innsbruck

TICKETS: at Irmgard Hammer (please register!)

The Deaf Association Tyrol and the Tyrolean State Theater look forward to your coming

We deaf people were on April 13th at the exhibition about Emperor Maximilian in the armory. Thanks to our companion Manfred for great guidance. We were able to ask a lot of interesting questions.

Guided tour on the 500th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I
with a sign language interpreter

On the 500th anniversary of Emperor Maximilian I’s death, the armory itself becomes the focal point. Early 16th century .

WHEN: April 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. (please come 10 minutes earlier)
WHERE: Zeughaus, Zeughausgasse 1, 6020 Innsbruck

(Association MOHI) for people with hearing impairments and the deaf

MOHI Tirol offers care, support for deaf and hard of hearing people of all ages At home.
The caregivers are also deaf and hard of hearing and communicate in Austrian sign language:
– Conversation (conversation) in sign language
– Accompanying appointments with the doctor, with authorities, in the advice center
– Shopping, cooking, cleaning up together
– Dealing with money, organizing documents / files / invoices
– Leisure activities: museum, fair, excursion, sport, walking, playing, learning, .

The IGLU team consists of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people and will be available on site for all questions (offers, assumption of costs, etc.)!

WHEN: April 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Café Lavender

A conversation with the Russian artist, singer and filmmaker Vladimir Rudak

WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Claudiana, Claudiasaal (2nd floor), Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, Innsbruck

interpreting: Nataliya Bolshakova (Russian-German) and Claudia Bair / Cornelia Rosenkranz (German Sign Language)

5th ÖGLB family camp for parents and deaf children up to 17 years

WHEN: Arrival: June 20, 2019 in the afternoon
Departure: June 23, 2019 after lunch

WHERE: Hotel Jufa Wipptal
Alfons-Graber-Weg 1, 6150 Steinach am Brenner / Tyrol

WHAT: It is a family camp that focuses on the social development of families with deaf children.
Hearing siblings are also welcome. Interpreters are on site for hearing parents.
Numerous workshops and activities are organized, with a separate program planned for the children.
Values ​​such as tolerance, fairness and respectful interaction with one another are communicated.
This combination of fun activities, deaf culture and social interaction guarantees an exciting, educational and memorable experience for everyone.

Registration deadline: March 22, 2019
[email protected]

National Councilor Kira Grünberg was with us today and we talked about various barriers and wishes regarding hearing impairment. We gave a lot of inputs.
The requirements of the UN Convention for the Deaf were very important to us and we hope for a political implementation. For example subtitling and interpreting from the federal state today, bachelor training as a sign language interpreter in western Austria, neutral counseling for parents with hearing-impaired children, sign language as a compulsory subject at school and free sign language courses for parents and much more.
Thanks to Kira Grünberg for your visit!

Guided tour of the Folk Art Museum on March 9, 2019.
All about tobacco!
Very exciting and fun. Meerschaum pipe, old advertising posters, gruesome smoking lung!

As every year, the will start again in July 2019 Holiday week for deaf and hearing impaired people in Trins / Gschnitztal, in fact from 14th to 18th July 2019.

The program is full of sporting and cultural program items.

Tobacco has become a dispute: illness versus enjoyment and health versus lifestyle. After its discovery, tobacco was considered a remedy, quickly conquered Europe as a luxury food, then the whole World. But tobacco has always been the focus of .

WHEN: 09.03.2019 at 11 a.m. (please come 10 minutes earlier)
WHERE: Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, Universitätstrasse 2, Innsbruck

The annual health day for the deaf on January 18, 2019 was again of great interest.

Around 450 deaf people from all over Austria came to Linz this time to find out more about "NEUROLOGICAL COMPLAINTS FROM YOUNG TO OLD … when the nerves go crazy".

There were many interesting lectures (from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm) in sign language:
– Dementia … when thinking wanes
– Neuralgia (nerve pain) … when the nerves torment
– Epilepsy … confusion in the brain
– Dizziness … when everything turns
– Movement disorders (Parkinson’s, spasticity, …) … when movement is difficult
– Learning disorders … when the school struggles

The Deaf Association Tyrol organized a joint bus trip to the Health Day for all interested people from Tyrol.

A big thank you to the association manager Monika Mück-Egg and her deputy Irmgard Hammer for the great planning of the trip, to all participants who were ready on time at the boarding points, and above all to the nice and friendly bus driver, who is all Tyrolean Brought the deaf to Upper Austria safely and back again!

The community of the Tyrolean Deaf is looking forward to the next Health Day 2020!

Report by Rita Hinterholzer

Guided tour in the new city library Ibk

Friday, February 01, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
with sign language interpreters and induction hearing system

There is a free 1-year subscription for everyone who takes part in the tour!

Meeting point: Event hall on the 1st floor (no registration and free of charge)

On Friday, January 18, 2019 (9.30 a.m. – 3.45 p.m.) the annual health day for deaf people takes place in Linz – this time on the topic "Neurological complaints from young to old … when the nerves go crazy".

Deaf Association Tyrol organizes a common bus trip to Linz for all Tyrolean deaf people.

Dear Sir or Madam!

In January and February 2019 our donation collection for deaf people will take place all over Tyrol.
The donation campaign / house collection was approved by the state of Tyrol and all collectors carry an ID with them.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone: 0512/586162.

Donations made to us are tax deductible.

Donations account:
IBAN: AT67 2050 3000 0003 6574

Many many thanks!

new sign language app LINA
in the Tyrolean dialect of the ÖGS

Learn and communicate sign language with the new LINA app

The Deaf Association Tyrol has developed a new educational tool that enables easy, fast and progressive access to sign language: the sign language app "LINA".
LINA bears the name based on the Latin "lingua" and serves on the one hand as a tool for maintaining and promoting the specific Tyrolean dialect in Austrian sign language, and on the other hand as a learning platform for various target groups such as hearing-impaired children and adolescents in integration classes, children and adults motor, physical and cognitive limitations or multiple disabilities, and also for teachers, social workers and therapists.
"There are dialects not only in the spoken language," explains association leader Monika Mück-Egg. "Of course, we Tyrolean deaf people also sign Tyrolean!" She adds with a smile. "Our project for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Deaf Association Tyrol is an app with over 19,000 words and syllables in the Tyrolean dialect of Austrian sign language."
On the one hand, the sign language app is a directory of Austrian sign language, which the videos illustrate in the Tyrolean dialect of the ÖGS. With the help of the search function, LINA can retrieve the terms, but also special search queries such as one-handed or two-handed gestures, hand shapes, categories and subcategories.
Through LINA, participation, self-determination, motivation to learn, bilingualism, lifelong learning and, last but not least, inclusion, accessibility and awareness of sign language are enabled and implemented in a broad manner.
"Until now there was no corresponding offer in the Tyrolean region, and the need for everyday and work tools was very high," reports Monika Mück-Egg. "Our vision is to map the cultural diversity of Tyrol and to make the mother tongue and identity of the Tyrolean deaf community more visible and approachable in society. We want to share the Tyrolean dialect of Austrian sign language as an intangible cultural heritage with a larger community. It is very important to us to preserve this Tyrolean tradition and form of expression handed down verbally or “manually” by means of gestures and to pass it on to the next generations! ”

How to purchase the LINA sign language app:
Lina is the first digital sign language dictionary from and for Tyroleans.
The app helps to learn sign language and to communicate with the deaf and hearing impaired.
Whether for official matters, at work or on vacation – Lina is always there!

The app with the Starter package can already be downloaded for free and contains about 100 words.
Each additional package contains between 500 and 3,000 words and costs Ђ 9.90 each.
The following word packs are available (from December 2018):

  • * Job
  • * Leisure
  • * Society
  • * Household
  • * Medicine
  • * Others
  • * Technology
  • * Administration / characters
  • * Economy
  • * Science

If you buy all packages (9 + 1 free) together, you only pay Ђ 89.90.
The app is available for the iPhone and for Android (keywords: "LINA" and "Sign Language").

Camera shots for the LINA app with sign language teacher Irmgard Hammer
Photo credit: Deaf Association Tyrol


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