P713 CEEFAX 713 Sun 9 Apr 02:25/00  READHEAR  WRITE HEAR   1/8  FROM DAVE OF NOR'JCH "Like Mary Findlay, I too havf been turned down on many occasions for Disability Living AllowanceN "I just keep on reapplying, even if it keeps on being refusedN "The decision is taken in the first instance by an adjudication officer using 'The Disability Handbook'N  "The adjudication officer is not a medically-qualified person but uses the book as a guide."  cont... Community Pages 720 Environment 730 Religious World 740 User Guide 198 SubtitlesvCmntyInfouEnvir'nmt Religion
P713 CEEFAX 713 Sun 9 Apr 02:24/31  READHEAR  WRITE HEAR   2/8  FROM DAVE OF NOR'JCH "The Disability Handbooc provides advice from a variety of medically qualified people "However, not every disability is listed and in some instances I feel their opinion is wrong "I believe that once a disability has been recognised, no one knows the awkwardness of the symptoms better than the person experiencing them."   cont... Community Pages 720 Environment 730 Religious World 740 User Guide 198 SubtitlesvCmntyInfouFnvir'nmt Religion
P713 CEEFAX 713 Sun 9 Apr 02:32/50  READHEAR  WRITE HEAR   3/8  FROM DAVE OF NOR'JCH "If your application for DLA is refused, a review can be requested and further evidence given. "If refused again, you can appfal through the Independent Appeal Tribunal, details of which shoyld be sent to you by the DLA. "My own November application went missing and my re-application ALSO mysteriously vanished in the post. "Keep on applying and worry them mad — if nothing else, it keeps someone in a job."  SubtitlesvCmntyInfouEnvir'nmt Religion
P713 CEEFAX 713 Sun 9 Apr 02:36/10  READHEAR  WRITE HEAR   4/8  FROM M$NMY CRAg OF EASTBOURNE "I have always maintained that ALL deaf people should be under the auspices of a single organisationN "This will take time to formulate; meanwhile, all the hearing loss organisations MUST see the general need to amalgamateN "This would ensure creating an all- round awareness focus for the huge majority of deaf people."  cont..N Community Pages 720 Environment 730 Religious World 740 User Guide 198 SubtitlesvCmntyInfouEnvir'nmt Religion
P713 CEEFAX 713 Sun 9 Apr 02:36/30  READHEAR  WRITE HEAR   5/8  FROM JIMMY CRAg OF EASTBOURNE "The majority of hearing loss categories are disillusioned with tokenism within a minority awareness platform "These hearing loss categories are well and truly marginalised by the purposeful, industrious marketing by linguistic deaf representatives who are constantly giving the media and the general public awareness of a particular typd of deafness."  Community Pages 720 Environment 730 Religious World 740 User Guide 198 SubtitlesvCmntyInfouEnvir'nmt Religion
P713 CEEFAX 713 Sun 9 Apr 02:37/50  READHEAR  WRITE HEAR   6/8  FROM DOREEN PATON OF WARTON "'f are all God's children, each of us created in his likeness and his imageN "I was not happy with the title of the film Children of a Lesser God and feel it is sacriligiousN "There are so many talented deaf people and I do believe that God has given us a sixth sense."   Community Pages 720 Environment 730 Religious World 740 User Guide 198 SubtitlesvCmntyInfouEnvir'nmt Religion
P713 CEEFAX 713 Sun 9 Apr 02:25/52  READHEAR  WRITE HEAR   8/8  FROM A READER IN COVENTRY "I am a black hearing man, but my son is deafN "He has suffered discrimination from white people for being blacs and from hearing people because he is deaf. "But by far the worst treatment he has received has been at the hands of (white) deaf people, xo such an extent that, although he signs, he is now too frightened to even go in to a deaf clubN This is an issue that badly needs to be looked at."  Religious World 740 User Guide  SubtitlesvCmntyInfouEnvir'nmt Religion
P713 CEEFAX 713 Sun 9 Apr 02:34/21  READHEAR  WRITE HEAR   7/8  FROM A READER IN COVENTRY "Paul Lynch (Comment last week) has raised a number of important points about black deaf people. "He says he is not interested, at least in this context, in talking about black/deaf discrimination "I have to say I think he is wrong and that the issue of how blacs deaf people are treated by white deaf people is an important one."  cont... Community Pages 720 Environment 730 Religious World 740 Usdr Guide 188 SubtitlesvCmntyInfouEnvir'nmt Religion