P685 Teletext 685 Oct 4 21:52:40          ————————————————————————————   DESPERATE SHORTAGE  Profoundly deaf people are being denied opportunities in employment, education and public service because of a desperate lack of sign language interpreters, the RNID has warned. Recent research reveals thjre are fewer than 88 fully qualified interpreters for the 50,000 people in the UK who are profoundly deaf. This is despite the fact that BSL is the UK's fourth most common language. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Disability Godlines Subtitles Education
P685 Teletext 685 Oct 4 21:51:01          ————————————————————————————   IS LONDON WORKING FOR DEAF PEOPLE? Hearing Concern is carrying out research into the problems that deaf and hard of hearing people face while working in London. The charity wants to hear about any difficulties you may have faced. So if you are deaf or hard of hearing and live and work, or are seeking work, in greater London, write to Gavin Fisher, Hearing Concern 7/11 Armstrong Road, London W3 7JL. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Jobs 640 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Disability Godlines Subtitles Education
P685 Teletext 685 Oct 4 21:31:00         ————————————————————————————  VIDEO LINK FIRST FOR BDA  A new videophone link at the British Deaf Association's XBDA) London office will link profoundly deaf people with 10 remote libraries around the UK. The pilot project uses a combination of videophones and sign language mediators to give deaf people unique access to information in the 10 libraries. The technology will be tested on October 16 when the first link between the BDA and Gateshead Library is set up ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Disability Godlines Subtitles Education
P685 Teletext 685 Oct 4 21:41:10          ————————————————————————————   CALL FOR MORE FUNDING  More funding is urgently needed to help pay for the training of sign language interpreters. The RNID has received sponsorship from BT over the past three years but more funding is needed. Malcolm Wood, Regional Director of RNID South East, said: "It is clear that the shortage of interpreters is resulting in a lack of access to information and opportunities for deaf people." ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Disability Godlines Subtitles Education
P685 Teletext 685 Oct 4 21:10:00          ————————————————————————————   TRIBE FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION  A tribe of Brazilian Indians at Urubus are campaigning to have their own form of sign language recognised by the Brazilian Government and accepted in deaf education. Everyone there signs, including hearing members, because deafness is so rife among the tribe. Brazil's Deaf of Rio group has met up with the tribe and agreed to support their campaign for recognition. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Disability Godlines Subtitles Education
P685 Teletext 685 Oct 4 21:10:00          ————————————————————————————   FIRST FOR HAMPSHIRE Andrew Plaster has been appointed as the first deaf youth development leader of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Association for Deaf People. Andrew, from Bristol, is himself profoundly deaf. The Association's youth programme manager, Jan Harris, said: "Andrew will help local deaf youth through training, sports and social activities, to take their rightful places in society." ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Disability Godlines Subtitles Education
P685 Teletext 685 Oct 4 21:11:11       ————————————————————————————  HAMPSHIRE'S NEW YOUTH LEADER   Andrew Plaster has been appointed as the first deaf youth development teader of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Association of Deaf People. Andrew, who is from Bristol, is profoundly deaf. The association's youth programme manager Jan Harris, said: "Andrew will help local deaf youth through training, sports and social activities to take their rightful place in society." ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Disability Godlines Subtitles Education
P685 Teletext 685 Oct 4 21:50:00       ————————————————————————————  DEAF DRAMA WORKSHOPS   Deaf drama workshops are coming to the Actor's Centre in London's Leicester Square. The workshops are run by deaf professionals for deaf people who want to learn theatre and acting skills, including stage management and props. First workshop: October 11 at 7pm. For details ring 0171 700 8143 (minicom). Editor: Tim Russell. Deafview, 19-23 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8SL. Tel:0171 296 8000. Fax: 0171 296 8199. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Disability Godlines Subtitles Education