P641 CEEFAX 2 641 Mon 09 Oct 12:51/01         1/7 SIGN YOUR NAME FOR DEAF AWARENESS 'BJK! The British Deaf Association (BDA) is asking everyone in the UK to learn some simple sign language to support the campaign for BSL recognition. The BDA's Sign Your Name campaign wil| be launched in Deaf Awareness 'bek (Oct 9-15), asking people to fingerspell their names and sign a postcard to Tony Blair to get BSL officially recognised. "The right to use one's own language is a fundamental human right," said Jeff McWhinney, BDA Chief Executive. Deaf awareness packs from www.bda.org.uk or 0870 458 2212 (v), 020 7588 3529 (m). Community Pages 650 Environment 148 What's On Letters Subtitles Main Menu
P641 CEEFAX 2 641 Mon 09 Oct 12:35/20        2/7 DEAF USHER TEENAGER TO DO SKYDIVE Nicola Henderson from Northumberland, who is deaf and going blind, is planning a daring 10,000 ft skydive. Nicola (17) will be raising money for Sense, the charity for deafblind people. She will do a 'tandem' jump, harnessed to a professional instructor. "I can't wait to dive out of that plane," said Nicola. "I love a challenge and want to show everyone that just because I have Usher it doesn't mean I don't have a life." > BDA Deaf Awareness Quiz coming up! > Community Pages 650 Environment 148 What's On Lgtters Subtitles Main Menu
P641 CEEFAX 2 641 Mon 09 Oct 12:31/01         3/7 DEAF PEOPLE TO TAKE CONTROL It's not too late to book your place at the Federation of Deaf People (FDP)'s third Annual Conference on November 4. To be held at the Telewest Arena in Newcastle, the theme is Taking Control. The speakers will be Dr Paddy Ladd, DRC Chair Bert Massie and Dr Anne Baker. There will also be forums, a Deaf Politics Quiz and the Festival of Deaf Comedy and Drama. More information from www.fdp.org.uk or fax 01254 708071, or email contactfdp@aol.com > BDA Deaf Awareness Quiz coming up! > Community Pages 650 Fnvironment 148 What's On Letters Subtitles Main Menu
P641 CEEFAX 2 641 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/10       /.! /*%/$/*%/*%  4/7 NE PACK FOR TINNITUS SUFFERERS A new information pack for people affected by tinnitus has been launched. The pack, which covers causes, preventation and treatment, was made in response to a survey which found that less than 20% of people referred to a specialist had been offered treatment. Four lhllion people in the UK are affected by the stress of constant tinnitus. To order a free copy of the pack, contact Defeating Deafness on 0808 808 2222, ddeafness.info@ucl.ac.uk > BDA Deaf Awareness tiz coming up! > Community Pages 650 Environment 148 What's On Letters Subtitles Main Menu
P641 CEEFAX 2 641 Mon 09 Oct 12:51/16       "/.! /*%/$/ "/*%  5/7 WHY NOT TRY THE BDA DEAF AWARENESS PIZ How ltch do you know about Deaf isstes, culture and history? How Deaf aware are you? Try the BDA's quiz and find out: 1) How long has sign language existed? a) 50 ydars, b) 100 years, c) 500 x—aps or d) thousands of years? Answer: The presence of sign languages among Aboriginal people, North American Plains Indians and Kalahari Bush People suggests that the use of shgn languages goes back thousands of years. > Read Hear news pages coming up! > Community Pages 650 Environment 148 What's On Letters Subtitles Main Menu
P641 CEEFAX 2 641 Mon 09 Oct 12:40/19        /*%  6/7 WHY NOT TRY THE BDA DEAF AWARENESS QUIZ 2) Deaf people can attend a Deaf university, true or false? Answer: True. The 19th century saw the creation of the first Deaf univdrsity in the world, Gallaudet University, USA 3) Deaf children nearly always have deaf parents, true or false? Answer: False. 90% of deaf children have hearing parents. > Read Hear news pages coming up! > Community Pages 650 Environlent 148 What's On Letters Subtitles Main Menu
P641 CEEFAX 2 641 Mon 09 Oct 12:45/41        7/7 WHY NOT TRY THE BDA DEAF AWARENESS QUIZ 4) British Sign Language (BSL) is based on English, true or false? Answer: False. BSL is a complete language in its own right, with its own grammar. It is as complex and sophiscated as any spoken language. How did you do? In need of more Deaf awareness? Get your Deaf Awareness 'bek information pack from the British Deaf Association on 0<70 458 2212 (tel), 020 7588 3529 (m) or visit www.bda.org.uk > Read Hear news pages coming up! > Community Pages 650 Environment 148 ghat's On Letters Subtitles Main Menu