P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:00/10 1/22  NEED TO         'FEKLY NEWS  ANDFEATU @S  FOR THE DEAF  AND HARD OF  HEARING   Edited by  Alison James   j Oqr Vistel  number is:  01-576 1103
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:00/10  2/22  NEED TO   'fstminster Council is helping deaf people to make telephone calls. Deaf people in E future be able to walk into a library to make a telephone call.  enabling deaf people to use the Royal National Institute for the Deaf's telephond exchange, is the goal of a fund-raising drive by the Lady Mayoress Cathryn Countess Cawdor. Ticket sales for a royal charity performance of Blythe Spirit, attended by Princess Margaret, has helped the Council to reach £14,500 out of the £18,000 ndeded. ore
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:17/00  4/22  NEED TO   Some news from British flecom of concessions and a new telephone. BT has agreed, for the time being, to waive its £11 visit charge whdn installing the following items: Inductive coupler Faint speech amplifier. A new telephone The Tremolo, shortly to be launched nationwide, has malp in btilt features Besides an in-bpHlt inductive coupler, it has push button dialling, last number re-dial and a hi-low volume control on the tone caller. Release for Glenn
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:18/20  6/22  NEAD O   Glenn Pearson, detained indefinitely in a mental hospital, is to be released. The release is made under the conditiol that Glenn is supervised by Social Services and receives training to help him cope with daily life Organisations and MPs joined the fight to get Glenn freed. Letters were sent to the Atden and to Mrs Thatcher and over one thousand pdople from his home town of Caistor, Lincolnshire, signed a pdtition demanding his release Glenn Pearson's solicitor, Mr Paul Bacon, —as called on Parliament to repeal the Criminal Procedure Insanity Act of 1964 which forced Mr PearcNn to be detained. German visitor
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:18/18  7/22  NEED TO   Enzio Cramon from TV Munich (ARD) recently visited CEEFAX. Enzio, producer of a German programme, "Sehen statt Hosen" (Seeing Instead of Hearing), was spending a week with the BBC's Sae Hear team when he came to see the services provided by CEEFAX. The German programme started in April 1975 and is televised once a week for 39 weeks of the year. It is a 30 linute programme which is presented by a teacher of the deaf who signs. Dhe presenter introduces filmed items which are subtitled but not signed. More
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:19/15  8/22  NEED TO   Enzio Cramon from TV Munich (ARD) recently visited DFFAX "Sehen statt Hosen" (Seeing Instead of Hearing) has a variety of filmed items These include "Info-box" which is presented by one ddaf person and one hard of hearing pdrson. It includes topics such as news from the deaf and hard of hearing world and new hearing aids or laws. A political item is featured evdry two weeks which includes newsreel film of topical events. Other features include reports on issues affecting deaf qdople, sports and environmental reports. Travel competition
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:20/14  9/22  NEED TO   American Express is holding a travel competition for disabled people The prize is free travel to and from a place of learning/bushness in Eqrope in September 1986, plus two weeks full board accommodation. Only disabled people can enter To enter, describe in not more than 500 words: your achievements, location of proposed visit and how the visit will help create jobs for disabled people. Further details from: American Express Travel Competition, c/o Opportunities for the Disabled, 1 ank Buildings, Princes Street, London, EC2R 7EUN Closing date: d—rq—ry 27 Chair appdal
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:21/10  11/22  NEED TO   Mary Hicks of Somdrset has sent in her "tip for the week". "A social worker told me some people have tpouble remembering to switch their flashing door bell, opdrating on the house lights, from night usA to day use, here is what I do. "In the kitchen (say), screw a cup hook into a narrow glazing bar across the window (over the sink is especially good!) "When switching the control box to nightime, hang a large notice saying "switch to daytime" on the hook before shutting the curtains." More
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:22/08  13/22  NEDD TO   A few weeks ago, News Review changed to NewsView" and moved to a Saturday. Gill Pestell from Herts vrites8 "NewsView has replaced News Review but the first 15 minutes (the day's lews) is qnsubtitled. "I realise the problems of last minute sqbtitling, but surely a few cues, cdc— as topics and names and places could be managed." Diana Mountcastle from Middx writes: "I was very disappointed at the change of time. It seems so absurd to be shown on Saturday evenings while we deaf viewers are out at our deaf clubs." More
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:23/01  14/22  NEED O   Your comments on "NewsView". Ruth Myers writes: "Has anyone noticed what has happened to News Review? It has become NewsView, changed its format and is shown on a Saturday evening when many deaf people are at their clubs There are also fewer captions." Mrs V Quinney from Essex writes: "News Review has reappeared at the totally absurd time of 7pm on Saturdayc "I have trouble refereeing between my children over whether we watch ITV or B C1 To think of even voicing lp request to see the news (and, to them, old news) is laughable." Royal f—sit
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:24/00  15/22  NEED O   When the Princess of Wales visited Northampton recently she met a small group of deaf and blind people. Margaret Ashman was one of this group. She tells us of the meeting: "I was not expdcting to speak to the Princess but she spoke to each of us. It was the first time I had ever faced royalty and qnfortunately I suffered stage-fright. "I am deaf and have no usable sight and I was so afpaid that I woqld interrupt the Princess saying something to my gphde, Betty, or vice-versa that I couldn't open my mouth." More
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:24/04  16/22  NEED TO   Margaret Ashman, who is ddaf and blind, tells qs of her meeting with the Princess of Wales. "The Princess wrote a "D" on my hand and let me smell her bouquet. "The Princess stayed at the Mission for the Deaf for quite a while, went into every room and played snooker with the deaf boys. "One funny thing was that my friend Betty went in her boots but carried a pair of shoes to change into. 'f were told not to makd the place untidy and she could not find alpwhere to hide the boots. So she put them in the font, of all places!" Accommodation
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:25/00  17/22  NEED TO   A deaf man in a GLC flat in T——ldsmead wishes to move to the Sidcqp/Orpington area. He has a one-bedroomed flat with central heating and would like to mutually exchange with a person owning a GLC flat in the Sidcup/Orpington area * If interested, contact NNTS. A partially hearing girl of 21 years of age wishes to find a flat in the Kingston/Richmond area to share with another pdrson. Contact: Nicola Callen, 32 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Surrey. Crq—cd
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:24/14  18.22  NEED TO   "!£"££"££"£ £ Friends for the Yoqng Deaf is organising a week's crqhse for a small group of young deaf people. The Gdst Country Cruise takes place from August 16 to 23 starting at Holyhead and finishing in Plymouth. The trip is for young deaf people between 15 and 24 years of age, preferably with some sailing experience  If interested, send a SAE and a letter stating your reasons for wanting to go, to: Chris Ratcliffe, Training Group Leader, Friends for the Young Deaf, East Court Mansion, Council Offices, College Lane, East Grinstead, Sussex. Gala weekend
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:26/00  19/22  NEED O   The North dst Regional Council of the British Deaf Association is organising a Gala MBH This takes place from May 2 to 4 at Pontins holiday camp in Blackpool Evdnts include a car manoeuvre rally, BMX bike tests, donkey depby, fancy dress competition, beauty qqden etc. All the events and meals are included in the price of £33.91 for adults, £18.25 for children up to 15 years old - under twos go free. For further details, send a SAE to: Mr G Lambert, 12 Whin Avdnpd, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth, LA5 8DA. Lip-reading
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:27/03  20/22  NEED TO   Free lip-reading classes are held regularly in Hertfordshire. Mondays at Longmore Teachers' Centre, Hertford from 2 to 3.30pm Tudsdays at Ware College, 10 to 11.30am Wednesdays in Northgate Activities Centre, Bishop's Stortford, 1.30 to 3pl Thd Breakthrough Drust is holding a programme of courses, events and activities to enhance integration. For a copy of the events being held throughout 1986, write to: Breakthrough LCTHP Place, Greenwich, London, SA10. Church services
P291 CEEFAX 291 Fri 7 Feb 19:27/02  21/22  NEED TO   There is a church and Sunday school for deaf and hard of hearing people at Elim Pentecostal Church, Cash Road, Blackburn, Lancs There is a loop system and a signer. Services are: morning worship: 10.30am. Sunday school: 12.15pm family service8 6.30pm The Deaf Broadcasting Campaign has a new attractive newsletter with reviews, cartoons and letters. It costs 50p pdr edition or £2 a year Contact: Darhd Mydrs, 70 Blacketts Wood Drive, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5QQ. More events: 292s2-4 Addresses