P695 ORACLE 695 Mon12 Oct C4 1710:11  WEEKEND 10/10  CONTRIBUTIONS       EARSHOT IS UPDATED  TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS  Contributions to:        Mrs Melinda Napier,  119 Kingsmead Ave,  Worcester Park,  Surrey,   KT4 8UT  Letters on subtitled  programmes to:  Subtitling Unit,  ORACLE Teletext,  55 Gt Marlborough St, London W1V 1HL School to close > Forethought 4-Tel What's New Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Mon12 Oct C4 1752:10  DEKEND 2/10  HANDICAP  RACE Bill Baker, of Torbay, Devon, who is reputed to be Britains oldest competitive athlete, is giving up the 100 metres sprint, because of his deafness. He says that he is now too deaf to hear the starter's gun and gets left at the start so now, at the age of 83, he is moving up to longer distances where he says he will at least be able to see the other competitors start and have the chance to catch them up. "Wow! Sounds a good young prospect for the GB team in the 'deaf olympics' in New Zealand in 1989. Exposed > Subtitles for the week...219 (ITV) Forethought 4-Tel What's New Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Mon12 Oct C4 1741:02  WEEKEND 6/10  COME AND CHEER !  Thd GB Deaf football team will play a friendly match in Belgium this month. Supporters are welcome to join the coach leaving Leeds on 23rd October, picking up en route and returning Sunday 25th. 30 places are available. Cost £75 per person includes coach/ferry,accomodation and meals from Friday evening to Sunday morning, If we have a full coach it may be possible to reduce costs so support your team ! Details and form from: BDSC 54 Boroughgate, Otley LS21 1AE 0943 462917(Voice) 0943 850081 (Vistel) Viewer's view > I Index... 400 Forethought...696 Forethought 4-Tel What's New Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Mon12 Oct C4 1710:00  WEEKEND 8/10  HALLOWEEN  NIGHTS The following clubs will hold Halloween events on Saturday, 31st October. Brighton Deaf Club, Carlton Hill, Brighton. 7.30pm-1am. Dickets, £3,from; S Kensitt, 14 Princes Rd, Brighton, BN2 3RH. Cheques-"Brighton Deaf S & S Club" Cornwall Deaf Club at 'Op's Room', Portreath. 7pm-12am. Fancy Dress Party with buffet. Disco/Dance. Tickets, £3.50, from; M Roach, 32 Pendrea Park, Roskear, Camborne, TR14 8PF. +fst Ham 'Halloween Disco'. Tic£—ps, £2.50, from; M Southron, All Saints Institute, East Rd, fst Ham, London, E15. P/O's only. More > Index...400 Forethought...696 Forethought 4-Tel What's New Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Mon12 Oct C4 1710:00  WEEKEND 9/10  HALLOWEEN  NIGHTS * Surbiton Deaf Club 'Halloween Night Disco/Dance' on Saturday, 31st October, at Secombe Centre, Cheam Rd, Sutton, Surrey. hckets, £4.50, from; A Wingrave, 73 Wallace Crescent, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3SU. Cheques payable to "Surbiton Deaf Club". No tickets at door. Sae's with orders to all the above clubs. * The BDA Midlands Region holds a 'Discussion Evening' at Birmingham Deaf Club on, Friday, 16th October at 7.30pm Theme will be "Deaf Schools or PHU'S... which is best for deaf children?" Please support this new event. Addre3qes > Main index 400 Forethought 696 Forethought 4-Tel What's New Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Mon12 Oct C4 1741:10  WEEKEND 4/10  WHAT  INTERPRETATION? J Barker of Grays, Essex, wripes; "After reading on Earshot that the deaf were going to have Mr Kinnock's speech at the Labour Party conference interpreted for them I tuned in with interest; I am now writ—ng to say what a disappointment it was for us deaf folk who rely on lip reading. I believe that Peter Jones, the interpreter, is a normal hearing man, so why did he have to speak like a born deaf man? British sign Language users who were watching had the signs to help them understand, did they really need all the facial contortions to go with them?" More > Index...400 Forethought...696 Forethought 4-Tel What's New Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Mon12 Oct C4 1740:10  WGEKEND 5/10  VIEWER'S  LETTER J Barker, of Grays, complains about the sole use of BSL by the interpreter at the Labour Party conference. She concludes her letter by saying: "Peter Jones, the interpreter, is an excellent lip-speaker, so before Mrs Thatcher's Speech at Blackpool could we have a little adjustment to the interpreting as last time it was far e!qjer to lip read Mr Kinnock than the interpreter which is absurd. Could it be that if Mr Jones signs AND lip speaks he charges double his fee ? Well viewers, what do you think and want? Come & cheer ! > Index...400 Forethought...696 Forethought 4-Tel What's New Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Mon12 Oct C4 1723:00  WEEKEND 7/10  VIEWER'S  VIEW John Wheeler, of Brighton, writes; "In the recent "Taggart" series, one of the characters,'Tommy',who was supposed to be a realistic deaf character, emphasised the following points over and over again. 1) Deaf peoplf cannot say a single word 2) They are fantasists who cannot be relied upon for accurate reports of what they have seen. 3) They have lip reading ability on a par with the talents of Superman. Are there no restraints on TV directors misrepresenting the lhnorities? Thousands of viewers must have seen 'Tommy' as a realistic portrayal of deafness. What do other viewers think?" Halloween nights > Index ...400 Forethought...696 Forethought 4-Tel What's New Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Mon12 Oct C4 1713:10  WEEKEND 1/10   SCHOOL BATTLE The parents of 11 xfar old profoundly deaf schoolboy, Mathew Wood, are fighting a council ruling which they say will split the f!l—ly. Mr and Mrs Wood, of Wincanton, want Mathew to go to Elmfield Day School, Bristol, but Somerset County Council say that not only will the fares cost too much -£10,500 per year- but the daily journey would be too tiring for Mathew They want him to attend Exeter School for the Deaf, which they feel is more suitable, but Mrs Wood says she does not want to lose Mathew four nights a week as a boarder at Exeter. Handicap race > Main Index...400 Forethought...696 Forethought 4-Tel What's New Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Mon12 Oct C4 1741:10  WEEKEND 3/10   EXPOSED A 'con trick' of a company selling hearing aids was exposed by Channel 4's programme, "4 what it's worth" recently They got hearing impaired actor, Tim Barlow, to pose as a customer and apply for a 'grant' of £100 from the Vandyke Foundation to go towards the cost of a hearing —hd which the foundation stipulated must be bought from Charity Hearing Aids Ltd. The price of the hearing aid, with the £100 deducted, was £295. Unknown to the foundation Tim had purchased an aid direct from the company a few days earlier, without a grant, for the same price -£295. In other words, the 'grant is just bait to get customers and costs them nothing What interpretation? > Main index...400 Forethought..696 Forethought 4-Tel What's New Adverts