P685 Teletext 685 Oct16 21:01:04       ————————————————————————————   DEAF HERO FIGHTS OFF THUGS    A profoundly deaf Irishman has been hailed as a hero after risking serious injury to save a lone woman from a terrifying assault. John Derby, 54, a sign language teacher from Ulster, came to the rescue of a stranded woman motorist who was being attacked by thugs at the roadside. Karate brown belt John, 54, saw the three brutes off, but suffered a fractured jaw and arm in the process. The woman gave him £100 as a reward. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Dis-ability 686 Godlines 687 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct16 21:01:23      —————————————————————————————  EURO BOOST FOR JOBSEEKERS   Richard Howitt MEP told a conference organised by Sense, the National Deafblind and Rubella Association, that 15 million new jobs will be created for disabled people across Europe by 2005. Mr Howitt, co-president of the European Parliament All Party Disablement Group, said European Union member states had agreed to implement guidelines and action plans to create the new jobs. The event was held to raise awareness of the job needs of disabled people. ——————————————————————————————————2/8— Telextext - Minicom 0171 386 3209 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct16 21:00:01       ————————————————————————————   WELSH SUBTITLING CAMPAIGN    The Welsh Language TV channel S4C is under fire for not subtitling background noises, such as phones ringing or birds singing. The Deaf Broadcasting Council and Cardiff and District Hearing Impaired Support Group have complained to MPs that S4C does not subtitle the noises, while BBC, ITV and Channel 4 do. S4C said it did not subtitle noises as its subtitling was for hearing English speakers as well as deaf people. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Deafview - Minicom 0171 296 8029 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct16 21:02:30       —————————————————————————————   UNION PROMOTES DEAF AWARENESS    The National Association for Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) has launched a booklet called "Deaf People and Equal Rights" to mark Deaf Awareness Week. It includes information on how to: * Communicate with deaf people. * Treat deaf staff fairly. * Work with deaf students. NATFHE is also launching a recruitment drive which urges deaf lecturers and sign language interpreters to join. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Deafview on the Web - www.rnid.co.uk Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct16 21:00:40       ———————————————————————————   SHAVED BEARD HELPS PUPIL    A head teacher is shaving off his beard for the first time in 30 years so a deaf pupil can read his lips Frederic Bolton, 8, has had difficulty understanding Mr Rushin's lessons at Temple Guiting school, near Stow-on- the-Wold, Gloucestershire, because he cannot see his mouth through the beard. Mr Rushin, who will remove his beard at a sponsored shave on October 22, said: "I will lhss the beard but it will be worth it to help Frederic." ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Deafview - Minicom 0171 296 8029 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct16 21:01:00       —————————————————————————————   AWARENESS WEEK IN CAMDEN   Camden Council is holding a wide range of events and activities to mark Deaf Awareness Week. These include a performance by Deaf artists on October 15 called Definitely 2 and William W Freedman's new play, A Minute of Silence, which runs until October 31. There will also be free talks and "animal encounters" at London Zoo and free "Eye Opener" tours of the British Museum. All these will be signed. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Teletext - Minicom 0171 386 3209 Deafview is brought to you bx Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct16 21:01:23       —————————————————————————————   HELP FOR EATING DISORDERS   A charity that gives information and support to people with eating disorders is improving its services for deaf and hard of hearing people. The Eating Disorders Association (EDA) will give deaf awareness training to staff and helpline volunteers. EDA is also in discussion with its local deaf group and hopes to install a textphone. For details, contact Melissa Eaton, EDA, First Floor, Wensum House 103 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich NR1. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Teletext - Minicom 0171 386 3209 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct16 21:03:41       —————————————————————————————   TOP GALLERY INSTALLS TEXTPHON    The Tate Gallery in London has installed a textphone line as part of its aim to improve access. Deaf and hard of hearing people can now contact the Gallery directly on 0171 887 8687 for information about its collection, exhibitions and events. There is also a loop for hearing aid users in the Clore Gallery Auditorium. —————————————————————————————————————— Editor: Tim Russell, Deafview, 08-23 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8SL. Tel:0171 296 8145. Fax: 0171 296 8021. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Deafview - Minicom 0171 296 8029 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles