Andrew Geary

Educator through Fluent Sign Language

Andrew Geary

Husband, Father, Citizen and Garda College (Irish Police Academy) Trainer. Andrew Geary has a true passion for community and voluntary projects. He is dedicated to Civil Rights through Education, Equality and Employment. For the last six years has has campaigned for equal access to Education through Irish Sign Language for his Deaf Son Calum, which has involved High Court action, advocacy in the legislature and the Media. Previously he has assisted the Deaf Community at the UNCRC, through his work on the Irish Sign Language Act and organising an International Conference on Deaf Education. Presently studying at the MTU for a Level 6 in Irish Sign Language. Previously he studied at University College Cork, the National Garda (Police) College and University of Limerick. In his talk he explores what he has learnt about himself from the stories told by Children, how they have affected him professionally and personally which he feels had added immeasurably to his sense of justice and the way in which he lives his life.

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