P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:00:40    —|0   ————————————————————  ———  GET JNG THE MESSAGE ACROSS   Thd National Information Forum  will be presdnting its Getting the Message Across awards for outstanding achievement at ABM's Southbank headquapters on 21 Appil. Thd awards highlight imaginative w!xs of getting information through to disabled pdople. Selected from 55 nominations, thb nine award winners span a wide range of initiatives. ——————————————————————————————————1 10— Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability hmes Newspa0—r, 84 Clavdrton St, SW1V 3A /0171  Godlines Deafvaew Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:36:17     ————————————————————  ———  GETTING THE MESSAGE ACROSS   The National Information Forum  will be presenting its Getting the Message Across awards for outstanding achievement at IBM's Southbank headquarters on 21 April. The awards highlight imaginative ways of getting information through to disabled people. Selected from 55 nominations, the nine award winners span a wide range of initiatives. ——————————————————————————————————1O10— Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:25:01     ————————————————————  ———  TRANSPORT TARGETED   Disabled People's Direct  Action Network staged a protest highlighting the inaccessibility of London's Tube and transport system. Protestors held up traffic and sat in the Mall outside Buckingham Palace for three hours. Conservative and Labour campaign offices were targeted, with banners stating "when will disabled people have the same rights as everyone else?" For further information: 0181 8891361N ——————————————————————————————————2/10— Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability Times Newspapfr, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:14:00     ————————————————————  ———  TRUST PLEDGES SUPPORT   Calderdale Healthcare NHS Trust has adopted the Employment Service disability symbol. Organisations which use the symbol have agreed steps designed to encourage job opportunities for disabled applicants and employees. Calderdale Employment Service's Placing Assessment and Counselling Team Managep said: "The Trust's positive attitude sets an excellent example for other organisations to follow." ——————————————————————————————————3/10— Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability Times Newspapdr, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:10:00     ————————————————————   SPECIALIST TEACHING  A fifth annual conference, run by Scope, will take place at King Alfred's College, 'jnchester 17-19 April. Teachers and therapists will join parents of children with cerebral palsy to discuss the specialist teaching approach known as conductive educationN Conductive education, pioneered in Hungary by Dr Adras Peto, draws on a child's daily routine to attain maximum independence. For more details, phone: 0171 6365020. ——————————————————————————————————4/10— Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:23:12       ————————————————————     EXPLORE SELF-EMPLOYMENT   A free RNIB training course aimed at helping blind and partially sighted people explore the option of becoming self-employed is now available. The three-month workshops take place on Tuesdays once every fortnight from 2-5pm at East Berkshire College in Langly, Slough. They start on April 15. If you are interested, call Nuala Garvey on 0171 3881266 ext 2224N ——————————————————————————————————5/10— Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:22:02      ————————————————————  ———  COACHING DAY IS A BIG HIT    Around 100 footballers with learning disabilities have taken part in a major coaching and training day at Watford, Herts. The players, who came from schools and day centres in the area, were taking part in a BT Football project. The first World Cup for players with learning disabliltities takes place in England in 1988. It is hoped some of those involved in the day will make the England trials. Details: 0116 2755551N ——————————————————————————————————6/10— Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:31:00     ————————————————————  ———  KAREN'S CYCLING CHALLENGE   Student Karen Darke, 26, of Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, is tackling her bigest challenge yet - cycling across the Himalayas using her handsN Karen, who was paralysed in a climbing accident will join a four-man team using a tandem tri-cycle. And success will put her in the record books. If you'd like to offer support or sponsorship, phone: 01422 883284N ——————————————————————————————————7/10— Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:14:10     ————————————————————  ———  KEN IS A FIRST   BSM has named 33-year-old Kenneth Brown from Sunderland as its first disabled driving instructor. Ken, who was born with spina bifida, started his training in 1994 after securing a Training for Wors grant as an Approved Driving Instructor. A wheelchair user, he is currently teaching both disabled and non-disabled sudents. For more information, phone: 01295 272707. ——————————————————————————————————8/10— Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:15:01     ————————————————————  ———  NEW INSURANCE SCHEME   Mobility Plus Insurance, an initiative by the Queen Elzabeth Foundation for Disabled People and Guardian Insurance, will be launched on April 21N Designed for people with disabilities, the scheme has been set up to provide affordable motor insurance by telephone - resulting in no proposal forms. For details, phone: 0800 854813. ——————————————————————————————————9W10— Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Apr13 21:07:14     ————————————————————   VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED   A campaign will be launched next month to encourage everyone over 50 in the London to take part in volunteering The Corporation of London's Social Services' Department, in partnership with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP), has just appointed Veronica Hunt as its first volunteer co-ordinator. A series of meetings is being planned. To attend, phone: 0171 3323027N ——————————————————————————————————10/10 Service Pals 682 It's Your Life! 410 Disability Times Newspaper, 84 Claverton St, SW1V 3AX/0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+