P686 Teletext 686 Oct 4 21:21:00       —————————————————————————   THE RIGHT TO VOTE It is estimated that only 5 per cent of people with learning difficulties exercise their right to vote. These are the findings of research carried out by the charity Mencap. The charity analysed 37 marginal constituencies where the MP had a majority of less than 1,000. It found people with learning difficulties could have replaced the MPs in 36 seats if they had voted against them. ——————————————————————————————————1/10— It's Your Life 480 What's On 630 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Fifty Plus TV Plus
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 4 21:38:03       —————————————————————————   COUNCIL ORDERED TO PAY COMPENSATION Manchester Council has been ordered to pay compensation to a couple whose adult daughter, who has physical and learning difficulties, was denied adequate respite care. The local ombudsman ruled that the local authority failed to deal propjrly with a formal complaint. The couple claimed their council-run home was "dirty and depressing." Manchester Council denied the allegation but stated it was in a state of disruption. ——————————————————————————————————2/10— What's On index 630 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Fifty Plus TV Plus
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 4 21:48:01       —————————————————————————   WINTER FUN FOR BLIND PEOPLE  Would you like to get away from it all for a few days this winter in a specially adapted hotel? The Russell Hotel in Bognor Regis and the Lauriston Hotel in Weston-Super- Mare are offering a range of super value theme breaks from October through to March. T—l: The Russell Hotel 01243 823572 and The Lauriston Hotel 01934 620758. ——————————————————————————————————3/10— It's Your Life 480 What's On 630 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7Y70 Godlines Deafview Fifty Plus TV Pdus
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 4 21:41:15       —————————————————————————   DAN'S PROTEST IN DERBY   Disabled People's Direct Action Network (DAN) have succeeded in Derby. Trent Buses have agreed to meet disabled rights campaigners to discuss better access to public transport. After three days of protest, the Mayor and Derby City Council Chief have also agreed to a meeting. For further info call 01298 812 636/ 0181 889 1361 (voice & text). ——————————————————————————————————4/10— Jobs and courses 640 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Fifty Plus TV Plus
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 4 21:10:00       —————————————————————————   BREAKING NEW GROUND  Sir Michael Shersby, MP will join with others from South Bucks District Council to celebrate the start of a new phase of expansion for Iv—r Nature Study Centre. The Centre offers a complete range of environmental activities for commpnity groups of all ages particularly those with special needs. An activity room, library and a new sensory garden, with tapping rails for blind people and full wheelchair access has been constructed. ——————————————————————————————————5/10— Holiday index 200 ITV Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Fifty Plus TV Plus
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 4 21:11:02       —————————————————————————   BEAM ME TO THE TOWN HALL SCOTTY  The London Borough of Lewisham is set to be the first council in the country to install an easy to use video- conferencing facility. It will deliver information locally to its deaf community using a system called TeleTalk. Using a specially designed Star Trek style console table, staff from the Town Hall can bj seen on a small screen and signing can begin. ——————————————————————————————————6/10— Holiday index 200 ITV Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Fifty Plus TV Plus
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 4 21:34:28       —————————————————————————   SETTING THE SCENE   This autumn sees a consortium of six theatres and three leading touring theatre companies launching an audio introduction service for visually impaired audiences. The sjrvice will provide visually impaired patrons with a short tape which sets the scene, giving background to the performances and a short description of the sets, costumes and actors. Tele: 0171 735 2835 for further details ——————————————————————————————————7/10— It's Your Life 480 Local Theatre 632 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Fifty Plus TV Plus
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 4 21:11:00       —————————————————————————   BRIAN JOHNSTON CENTRE OPENS  Dorton House, the Royal London Society for the Blind's school in Kent will be expanding its nursery facilities by opening a new wing. The Centre will be opened by Pauline Johnston, the widow of Brian Johnston, the much loved voice of cricket broadcasting. Tbe new nursery wing will allow Dorton House to improve facilities for nursjry age children. ——————————————————————————————————8/10— It's Your Life 480 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Fifty Plus TV Plus
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 4 21:54:10       —————————————————————————   BENEFIT RE-INSTATED  Sarah Chapman from Newcastle has her Incapacity Benefit re-instated. Sarah, aged 44, attended a medical examination for Incapacity Benefit and was refused benefit, although she had letters from her consultant proving her illness spondylosis of the spine). During the examination she broke her arm in two places when asked to demonstrate her agility. A full investigation is being carried out. ——————————————————————————————————9/10— All the best UK holidays 240 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Fifty Plus TV Plus
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 4 21:57:10       —————————————————————————   PERSONAL BEST WINS AWARD  Simon Lewis, who has a learning disability has won the World Drug Free Powerlifting Junior Championship held in Chicago. He achieved a personal best of 110kg in the Bench Press, 160kg in the Squat and 180kg for the Deadlift, gaining a total of 450kg to win the Junior Championship in the 67\kg weight class. Simon, aged 22, reached the top of this highly competitive sport through sheer strength of character and determination ——————————————————————————————————1P/10 Sport 130 ITV Education 660 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Fifty Plus TV Plus