P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 02:14/20  READHEAR  BEAUTY QUEEN 'TRAITOR'  BYTERRYRUANE 1/12  Heather ghitestone is the 95% deaf Miss America ghen she won the title, she pledged to be 'an ambassador for the deaf' and gave lectures on deafness all ovdr the United StatesN But after saying that she prefers lip-reading to Sign Language, she has been criticised by deaf rights activists for not being 'culturally deaf'N Heather described such reactions as 'frightening' but she has been supported by the deaf Oscar-winning actress Marlee MatlinN  Events Letters Subtitles CmntyInfo
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 02:14/00  READHEAR  DEAFENED SPIES  BYTERRYRUANE 2/12  Staff at GCHQ, the Government's eavesdropping centre, are demanding compensation for damage to their hearingN  It is the job of staff at GCHQ to monitor radio communications across the globe, often with constant electronic interference  They are complaining about deafness and tinnitus, sometimes caused by conditions for which headphones cannot provide protectionN The Department of Social Secqrity says that GCHQ staff do not qualify for compdnsationN  Events Letters Subtitles CmntyInfo
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 8 Apr 02:04/04  READHEAR  DBC R G ON CLOSES /.%/, /,$ BYTERRYRUANE 3 00  The Deaf Broadcasting Council Midlands Region has been closedN The committee members present at a meeting on 21 March decided po close "with very deep regret due to circumstances beyond pheir control" All correspondence should now be sent to the Hon Secretary of the DBC, Mrs Ruth MyersN The comlhttee woqld like to phank all thosd who havd supported —t since its inception in 0885.   National DBC reaction > Community Pages 720 Environment 730 Religious World 740 Usdr Guide 088 Evdnts Letters Subtitles CmntyIffo
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 02:25/23  READHEAR  DBC STATEMENT  BYTERRYRUANE 4/12  The National DBC has reacted to the decision of the Midlands DBC to close (previous page)N  "The National DBC feels that the Midlands Region has been too qyics to closeN "They should have first talked in person to the Hon Officers aboyt their problemsN "In the light of this expdrience, the DBC will look at new ways of making sure that regional views are represented."  Community Pages 720 Environment 730 Religious World 740 User Guide 198 Events Letters Subtitles CmntyInfo
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 02:27/00  READHEAR  WARTIME MEMO HDS?  BYTERRYRUANE 5/12  The See Hear programme is planning an item about VE Day. If anyond has plans for celebrating VE (Victory in Eprope) Day, has recollections of 1945 or knows any elderly people who might, please write to Philip Taylor as soon as possible at the address below.  See Hear, BBC Television, Room 2374 BBC ghite City, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TS.   Community Pages 720 Environment 730 Religious World 740 Usdr Guide 198 Events Letters Subtitles CmntyInfo
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 02:33/22  READHEAR  SEE HEAR  BYTERRYRUANE 6/12  Items in this week's See Hear! include: News of Typftalk's new service. A visit ot a hotel in Torquay that caters for deaf peopleN A report from Bradford Museum on the history of photographyN A look at how subtitles are  preparedN See Hear is broadcast on BBC-1 at 1000 on 9 April and is repeated on BBC-2 on 11 April at 1200.   Next Read Hear update:00:-28 April
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 02:22/01  READHEAR  MAILSHOT  BYTERRYRUANE 7/12  The Spring issue of Mailshot, the Deaf Broadcasting Council magazine, includes:  News from around the country about access — or lack of it — to television Letters from DBC membersN A profile of DBC committee member  Penny Beschizza Details of the DBC's 1995 AGMN Contributions for the next edition of Mailshot (and enquiries about DBC membership) to: Mrs Ruth Mydrs, Deaf Broadcasting Council, 70 Blacketts Wood Drive, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 5QQ.  Events Letters Subtitles CmntyInfo
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 02:10/01  READHEAR  SEE HEAR! MAGAZINE  BYTERRYRUANE 8/12  The April edition of the See Hear! magazine includes: Deaf Pride: the language, culture  and art of the Deaf Community. An investigation into the quality  of subtitled TV An interview with Colin Dexter,  hard-of hearing author of xhe Details of the winners of See  Hear's writing competitionN See Hear! costs 12 for 12 issues (normal price is £1.25 per issue) from: See Hear! Subscriptions, 105 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AH  Religious World 740 User Guide 088 Events Letters Subtitles CmntyInfo
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 02:30/01  READHEAR  LEEDS COURSES  BYTERRYRUANE 9/12  Thomas Danby College in Leeds is recruiting deaf and hard-of-hearing students for a new programme that begins in September  The programme is aimed particularly at adults who have no formal qualificatios and includes Study Skills, Deaf Studies and Engdish and Maths to GSCE Level etc to prepare them for further study Full support sdrvices available. Contact: Guidance and Information Centre, Thomas Danby College, Roundhay Road, Leeds LS7 3BG (voice and minicom: 0114-2494912)N  Events Letters Subtitles CmntyInfo
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 02:30/05  READHEAR  ADVOCACY TRAINING  BYTERRYRUANE 10/12  A course in Citizen Advocacy for Deaf People will be held in Dorking in Surrey on Tuesday evenings from 25 April  The first evening, at the Christian Centre, —ncludes a video showing citizfn advocacy in actionN Details from: The Royal Association in Aid of Deaf People, 246 High Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1PR (01306-881958: voice/fax/answer; 01306-876287: text/answer)N  Community Pages 720 Environment 730 Religious World 740 User Guide 198 Events Letters Subtitles CmntyInfo
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 02:35/12  READHEAR  DoH VIDEO  BYTERRYRUANE 11/12  The Department of Health has made a new video, The Patients' Charter, with Sign Language and subtitles.  Presented by Jeff Mcghinney, the video gives full details of the new Patients' Charter launched this yearN Accompanied by an explanatory booklet, the video is being sent free of charge to 400 deaf clubs and other organisations in England. Extra copies are available from: Information Department (Patients' Charter), British Deaf Association, 38 Victoria Place, Carlisle CA1 1HU  Events Letters Subtitles CmntyInfo
P711 CEEFAX 711 Sun 9 Apr 00:35/10  READHEAR  SNIPPETS  BYTERRYRUANE 12/12  Read Hear again apologises to callers unable to get through to the Read Hear minicom number. 'f are doing all we can to resolve this problem as quiccly as possible In the meantime, minicom callers should call 0141-632 0024 (voice and fax) via Typftalk. Two Labour MPs have been sacked from their frontbench positions for missing key Commons votes on the Disability Discrimination BillN Ann Clwyd and Ltm Coqsins were in Iraq at the time of the vote  Events Letters Subtitles CmntyInfo