P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/00 1/23  NEED TO          News and  features for  the deaf & hard  of hearing  Edited by  Jenny Hodgson  Updated 12.11.88   Deaf Events  on 292  What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:20/10  10/23  NEED TO   Job vacancies. The north west Deaf Women's Group require male/female interpreters for training purposes for a variety of situations. Stage 2 communication skills are acceptable Please send CV to Mrs Judith Kidd, North-West Deaf Women's Group, c/o Half Acre, Eagle Brow, Lymm, WA13 OLZ. For people wishing to work on educational projects only, send CV to Mrs Tess Slocome at the above address.  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:20/08  11/23  NEED TO   Job vacancies. A part-time Youth Worker with the deaf is required for one evening each week. Applications are invited from persons who have some experience of working with deaf or hard-of-hearing young people and who l—y themselves have a hearing impairment. Rates of pay as for Sheffield Education Department Youth Workers. Application forms from Chief Education Officer, Leopold Street, Sheffield, S1 1RJ to be returned by November 21. Telephone: Sheffield 642481.  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Not 20:21/00  12/23  NEED TO   Facilities for NALGO members with disabilities. Several facilities will be available for members with disabilities at next year's conference These include a tape service, large print, braille, wheelchair space, palantype, induction loop, interpreters and space for guide dogs. Any member with a disability who is selected to attend, will need to fill in a form indicating what their needs are. They can also do this via a telephone application service on offer at NALGO hdadquarters.  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:22/01  14/23  NEED TO   Simon Fisher from London is a NALGO delegate. "At the last conference one delegate stated that there are now six million people with disabilities in Britain. "New government figures show they number one in every ten people - that is twice that of previous government estimates. "More than one million people with disabilities lost benefits in last April's social security shake-up."  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/00  15/23  NEED TO   Mr Neil Kaufman from London. "I could not believe my eyes when I read in "The Daily Telegraph" newspaper that Mr Harry Greenway, Conservative MP for Ealing North, has tabled a Commons question to Mr Moore. "He has urged the Social Security Secretary to consider a system of reduced telephone bills for stutter sufferers because they stutter uncontrollably on telephones. "They need help to meet their 'inflated and astronomical bills...'"  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/39  16/23  NEED TO   Mr Neil Kaufman continues... "Has Mr Harry Greenway ever considered deaf people's problems? "We, the deaf people, who use the Deaf Telephone Telecommunication Terminals know that it is much slower to type out and receive our messages on the terminals than those people who are able to speak and hear on telephones. "Hence we have to pay m—lloth telephone bills! "I hope Mr Harry Greenway reads this message on NNTS and be as sympathetic to deaf people as he is to stutterers."  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:01/18  17/23  NEED TO   Nick Mears from Surrey. "Last July, I went to a cabaret featuring a comedian who in his act attacked the received notions of how disabled people ought to behave "The cabaret was entitled "A Night At The Red Rose" and disabled and able- bodied people made up the audience "Although the cabaret was supposed to be 'open access' it was not. A comedian confined to a wheelch—hr would not have been able to get on stage because there was no ramp and without an interpreter deaf people would not have had access."  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/16  18/23  NEED TO   Nick Mears continues... "The cabaret was recorded by BBC radio and I asked the journalist who originally approached me to take part whether a transcript could be provided for the benefit of deaf people. "The journalist has asked me to find out how many people would like a transcript. "If you are interested in getting a copy, contact me at the RNID, Finance, 105 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6AH."  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/11  19/23  NEED TO   Regina Peter-Thomas from London. "I have recently been put in touch with a young Nigerian lady who has become totally deafened. "Whilst she has been making strides in combatting this handicap by taking a course in hairdressing, she does lack contact with people who are similarly placed. "She would appreciate news, views, letters and information concerning matters which apply to people in a similar situation to herself."  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:03/10  20/23  NEED TO   Regina Peter-Thomas writes on behalf of a deafened lady in Nigeria. "Her name is Francisca Obioma Itodo and she is particularly interested in the latest news regarding cochlear implants "She would welcome views about this operation. "In Britain we take our facilities very much for granted. Unfortunately, things are not quite the same in Nigeria where any help, no matter how small, is more than welcome." * Letters for Francisca can be sent via NNTS.  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:06/10  21/23  NEED TO   J Nugent from Margate.. "I have a complaint but it's not programmes. They all appear to terminate at around 2030 or 2130 and on many nights are almost non existent "Apart from soaps, there's little else. "Not all of us need to switch the world off at 2130 or so. "Surely something better can be done for us more 'with it' folks....?" More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/00  2/23  NEED TO   The Tribune Award 1988. These awards are from the deaf community to hearing people. They are given in recognition of their contribution towards the achievement of independence and equal rights/status for deaf people. Nominations are invited from deaf people along with the reasons for making the nomination. The length of the nomination or the standard of written English has no relevance to the selection of the recipient of the award  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:04/00  22/23  NEED TO   J Nugent continues.. "Just because we're deaf doesn't mean we are senile - at any age. "We live in this world also and expect to be included NOT left out because we can't hear. It's not our faultN "The extra cost we pay for teletext television sets is not worth it as regards entertainment. "Please, can't something be done to ease the constantly mute, silently screened films that we're exposed to." More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:05/00  23/23  NEED TO   Write to NNTS with your news, views and information. NNTS, BBCTC London W12 8QT. Subtitling comments to: Room B103, BBC Centre House, Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ. BHQ Margaret Drive, Glasgow. More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/03  3/23  NEED TO   The Tribune Award 1988. Selection of the recipient of the award is based solely on the nominee's actual contribution to the cause of independence and equal status of deaf people. Thd closing date for nominations is December 31 1988. The award will be presented at a function early in 1989 Nomination forms from: The Secretary, Tribune Award Panel, 1 Kendal Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. Tel: (0254) 52620.  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:17/00  4/23  NEED TO   HEA and Edwina Curry refuse to withdraw one of the MMR advertisements The Health Education Authority and Mrs Edwina Curry have refused to withdraw one of the advertisements being qsed in the campaign to promote the MMR vaccine. This is despite protests from the National Deaf Children's Society and other organisations for deaf people. The advertisement shows a small firl with the caption: "If she catches mumps she is isolated for dwo weeks.. if it leads to deafness she is isolated for life".  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Not 20:17/10  5/23  NEED TO   HEA and Edwina Curry refusd to withdraw one of the MMR advertisementsN The NDCS had obbected to the poster in that it was inaccurate because mumps only attacks one ear and does not result in a child becoming totally deaf. The NDCS also maintains that the advdrtisement reinforces public attitudes - often negative - about deaf children. The HEA has said it will alter the advertisement slightly by inserting the word "could" ie. "could be isolated for life"  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:18/14  6/23  NEED TO   HEA and Edwina Curry refuse to withdraw one of the MMR advertisements. Mr Harry Cayton, Director of the NDCS, said the proposed change was totally illogical. "Either the advertisment is accurate or inaccurate, and inserting the word "could" does not make it any more accurate. The HEA "should admit that it has made a major mistake and withdraw this advertisement altogether." The NDCS emphasises that it fully supports the MMR campaign.  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:18/14  7/23  NEED TO   Sign translated performance of "Thf Illusion". The Actors Touring Company's production of "The Illusion" will be playing at the Lyric Studio, Hammersmith, London from November 29 - December 10. A special sign-translated performance will take place on December 8 Tickdts for this performance are bfing offered to deaf people at a reduced price of £5 instead of £6. They are obtainable from the box office by telephone, post or in person.  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines
P291 CEEFAX 291 Tue 15 Nov 20:19/12  8/23  NEED TO   Tennis, squash and badminton weekends for deaf people. These will be held at the Ball Park, Eastbourne at a cost of £10. Accommodation is free. Sue Pegler, the Co-ordinator, says that deaf people have been training at Ball Park several times and found the facilities excellent and staff very helpful If you would like more details about the weekends, contact Sue at Ball Park, Hampden Park, Eastbourne.  More What's On Misc'lany Volunteer Headlines