P685 T—letaxt 6<5 Jul 4 2       ————————————————————————————— j DISCRHMINATIGN LAWS FL@ ED  =>p5p 5 Comprehjnsivj and —nfopceable anti- discpimination legislation is badly need—d, campaign—rs including d—af people told MPs this we—k. Sp—akers at the Rights Now! lob"x inclpdb oIB rr9h@pnz  and —mploym—nt and —pqal opportpn—t——q minister Andraw Smith. Lord Aqhley s!—d: "Ip —3 sa nd tgq; that in 1897 disabled p—ople still do not havj full rights and that czzranz legislation is flawed and indbxu1ta." ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 D—afview is brought tg 8op —x Tjletexp Ltd nd phb NH@ Disability Godlin—s TV+ Subtipl—s
P685 Tjletext 685 Jul 4 21:12:28      —————————————————————————p———  DISCRIMINATION LAWS FLAWED   Comprehjnsivj and jnforceable anti- discrimination legislation is badly needed, campaignjrs including dbaf pjople told MPs this week. Speakjrs at the Rights Now! lobb} includjd RNID Presidjnt Lord Auhle=, and employmjnt and equal opportunities ministir Andrew Smith. Lord Ashley said: "It is scandalous that in 1997 disabled pjople still do not havj full rights and that current legislation is flawed and indjquatu." ——————————————————————————————————1/ pp Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you b} Teletext Ltd and thj RNID Disability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Tjlitext 685 Jul 4 21:12:51       —————————————————————————————   CHANGE MUST COME FASTER    RNID Presidjnt Lord Aqhley pratqbd campaign—rs at the Rights Now! lobby of Parliam—nt for "putting prasspre gn successiv— Govjrnmjnts and changhng the public's pepception of disabilit9." He said: "Disabled p—ople need fudl civil rights bjcause thj currant Disability Discpimination Act is full of loopholes. "Changes are happening, but thjy ara happening too slowly." ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlinjs 687 Deafview is brought to you by T—letaxt Ltd and th— RNID Disability Godlinjs TV+ Subtitles
P685 Tjletext 685 Jul 4 21:04:16       —————————————————————————————   MOVE FOR FREE EYE TESTS    A Wjlsh organisation for dbaf and hazd of hearing people is urging the Gov—rnment to provide d—af p—ople with free NHS ey— tests. Thj Cardiff and District Hearing Impairad Suppopt Group (CDHISG) has writtin to MPs asking thbm to preqs the Govjrnm—nt for free eyj tasts. A CDHISG spokjspjrson said: "Deaf people need free testq bbcause thbir hearing loss means their —y—s are 0pt under extra strain." ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlin—s 687 Deafview is brought to you bx Tjletext Ltd and thj RNID Disability Godlinjs TV+ Subtitles
P685 Tjlitext 6<5 Jul 4 2 :00:37       —————————————————————————————   HOTEL RECRUITMENT PUSH    Thj Hoteliers' Forum iq srt to hold talks with leading recruitmjnt and training agjncies in a bid to boost the numbjr of disabled people jmployjd in the industry. "It is vital thj industry sbrs zhu potential of disabled pbople, includung thosj who are deaf," said the Forum's chairman, Peter Holland. The forum is madj up of hotelibru committed to djvjloping disability equality, including Copthorne Hotel;. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you bx Teletext Ltd and thj RNID Disability Godlines TV+ Subtitlts
P685 Tjletext 685 Jul 4 21:00:00       —————————————————————————————   CASH NEEDED FOR REPAIRS    Membjrs of Plymouth Deaf Club need to raise £250,000 to repair its run- down hjadquarters. The 100-year-old charity providjs hblp and support for hundreds of djaf pjople at its Blake Lodge Cjntre. But thj propjrty has bjcome dilapidated and mjmbers need £200,000 for repairs. For more details contact Plymouth Draf Club, Blake Lodge, Seymour Road, Plymouth PL3 5AS. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlinjs 687 Deafview is brought to you by Tjletext Ltd and thj RNID Disability Godlinjs TV+ Subtitles
P685 Tjletext 6<5 Jul 4 21:04:22       —————————————————————————————   DEAF CHOIR PROVE A HIT    Thousands of basjball fans were tpa1ted to the unusual sight of a deaf choir signing the Amjrican national anzhrm in St Louis, Missouri. Thj Friendship Baptist Chapel Dbaf Sign Choir made a big impact whjn they sign—d the anthbm bjfore a b—c m!tsh between th— St Louis Cardin!lq !nd Cincinatti R—ds. Th— huge crows, which included 200 dbaf people, cheered loudly when the choir finished signing the anthbm. —————————————————————————————————p6/ —— Dis-ability 686 Godlin—s 687 Deafview is brought to you b| T—letext Ltd and th— RNID Disability Godlinjs TV+ Subtitlas
P685 Tjletext 685 Jul 4 21:10:45       —————————————————————————————   BOOST FOR CAB USERS    Deaf pjople in London can now dtad a minicom line to book black cabs. Dial-a-Cab has this month equipped its control room with minicoms and all staff have b—en trained to opjrate the equipm—nt. Hearing Concern has praisjd the initiaitvj. Annabel Corbalan of th— charity's d—af awarenbss project sa—d: "This is good njws. Many djaf pbople rely on minicoms. Wj urg— more firms to follow Dial-a-Cab's example." ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you bx Tjletext Ltd and thb RNID Disability Godlines TV+ Subtitlas
P685 Tjletext 685 Jul 4 21:12:07       —————————————————————————————   IMPROVED SERVICE FOR WALES    The RNID Wales Communication Support Unit (CSU) is d—veloping its sjrv—cbs for djaf and hard of hbaring 0bople across Wales aftar merging with South and Wjst Wales Interpreting Agjncy. On— of the CSU's new djvelopmjnts is to set up a BSL Stage 111 BSL courqj in south Wales. Ring Jill Troy on 017:2 402154 for an information pack& Editor: Tim Russjll. Deafv—ew, 18-03 Feath—rstone Straet, London EC1Y 8SL. T—l:0171 296 8000. Fax: 0171 2=6 <199. ——————————————————————————————————8/8p— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by T—letext Ltd and thj RNID Disability Godlines TV+ Subtitlas