P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:52/04       /.! /*$/$/ /*% 1/11 W HTEHEARRUTHMYERSTHEDBC I was —mused to read Jane Walton's letter last week, asking when a deaf person is likely to appear on Gho Wants to be a Millionaire. One successful hearing contestant was interviewed by a newspaper and said he had made 170 M xes, 170 - calls to the competition line before he was selected for the programme. It sounds as though contestants need lots of time, patience and optimism before they succeed! Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitles Comment Main Lenu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:41/12       /*%/$/  0 00 HTE HEAR: GAVIN LILLEY, PRESTON I firmly stick with my original views on the cruelty inflicted on chhldpen undergoing experiments to make th—m 'normal'. Cochlear implants (CIsP ape a method of saving money. Lillions of pounds are spent on Deaf children, deaf schools and more. Ghy spend a lot when it can all be saved if these poor children are 'normalised'? Normalisation is a crudl thing. Why should deaf childpen have to b— the guinea pigs in this society What has happened? >> Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitlas Comment Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/00         3 00 WPHTE HEAR: GAVIN LILLEY, PRESTON Choice is a free—om that we axe privileged to have. I hate to s—e it being taken away from these children! I feel like I am repeating lxsb|f - l| point is t——t children —o not have a choice, unlike adults who do. — need to savd thesd kids from losing their identities I hope that one da| a law will be made to abolish all experiments or uneccessary operations on children under a cdrtain age. CI operations ARE uneccessary; deafness is not a disease, nor life threatening! Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitles Commenp Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/11     z51{5{%     4 11 WRITE HEAR: KATHERINE ROGERS, WIRRAL I would like to sublht mx views on the CI issue. Like Gavin, I believe CIs should not be introduced to children. When I was at school, a boy had an accident He tripped over when he was running and landed on his head - on the side where his CI was. He had a fit and had to be rqshed to hospital, because his CI had injured him more seriously than he would have been if he wasn't an implantee I hope that has got you thinking? >>> Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitles Comment Main lenu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/02        "/*! 5/11 WRITE HEAR: KATHERINE ROGERS, HRRAL Maybe parents want to make their children more {ocially acceptable, but would they want their lives to be at risk because of the CI? I think not! Also, —o xoq think CI professionals tell implantees or parents the full dangers of CIs? Or do they cover it up, like they did with this boy at school? It's licd l—king gay people straight or black people white. And CIs are tested on kittens. This is cruel and inhumane! God cpeate— us po be what we are. Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitles Comment Main Ment
P643 CEEFAX 2 603 Mon 09 Oct 12:30/01        / 6 11 CIs are a major issue and 0—ople tend to debate on them. This is good as we can laarn from each other. However ,professionals should wait until the child is old enough to l—ke a decision, and has sampled both the hearing aod Deaf communities. This enables the child to l—ke his or her own choice I strongly d—sagree with the letter on H asked - woqld you refus— a dhsabled child an operation?" >>> Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitles Comment oain Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:00/00            / ! '*%/$/ / 6 00 P@ DHEA PAULD G@ CAN P C N CIs ape a major isspd and 0—opla tend to d——ate on them. Thi3 hs good as we can learn frgm each other However professionalq s—oqld sait until th— child is old —nough po l—ke a decision, —nd has s—mpled both the haaring and Deaf communitieq This enables tH— c(—ld to l—kd his or her own c—oic— I strongly dis—gree with the leptep on Read Hear a coqple of waaas agg thap asc—d would xoq pefqs— — —h3able— Commdnt is on 0—ge 641 Index: 000 Facanc9 Subpitles Commenp Maif L—nq
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:11/01        7 00 WRITE HEAR: PAUL DOWDICAN, PRESTON I am Deaf and don't consider myself to be disabled! That comment was offensive and extremely rude to mys—lf aod maox other Deaf people! Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitles Comment Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:10/10       / ! / "/$/*%/*% 8 01 GRITE HEAR: JO CUTTING, ESSEX People say that the DRC is full of busy bees, fighting for our right to live in society, and that the DRC will be our Number One fighting dog. So far, I'm not impressed. ghy? 1) Bert Massie didn't take our demand for the official recognition of BSL seriously because he's "concerned" that if we do this, then we would have to officialise lipspeakers, oralists etc Hello? Educate the man, please! >>> Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitles Comment oain Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:52/21          9/11 'dJTE HEAR: JO CUTTING, ESSEX 2) Margaret Hodge - the more that she 'assures' society that they have nothing to fear from new access rules, the more irritated I getN What's more important? Our basic rights or society's contentment? 3) I haven't seen any posts on the DRC being advertised in any disability or deaf magazines. 4) The DRC plan to put their aims in action "from 2004 onwards". Why so long? Because of business people's skittishness. We don't mind waiting(!)> Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitlqs Comment Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:31/54          10/11 WRITE HEAR: JO CUTTING, ESSEX 5) The only 'deaf' person on the committee is James Strachan, the RNID CE, the man who is al÷egedly the voice of the deaf community. Based on his track record, he doesn't know a thing about the deaf community. He's a businessman at heart. I question the appointment of James Strachan. 6) I have written to the DRC, asking for a list of open forums that I can attend to contribute my opinions. They said thfre aren't any, BUT there is one next year. >>> Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitles Comment Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Mon 09 Oct 12:42/00         10/11 WRITE HEAR: JO CUTTING, ESSEX I asked if an interpreter would be av—ilable The woman replied: "No. But we DO have a lipspeaker." Hello? I hope that all of the above are just baby steps, and that the DRC will right itself soonN Otherwise, it will end up —s a giant white elephant for disabled and deaf people. We don't need it. * Read the DRC's reply on page 645! * Comment is on page 645 Index: 100 Vacancy Subtitles Comment Main Menu