P685 Teletext 685 Oct23 21:03:07       ————————————————————————————   OFTEL'S BLUEPRINT FOR FUTURE    Telecom watchdog OFTEL has unveiled proposals aimed at giving deaf people and other disabled customers better access to telephone services. It says major telecom companies should: * Make textphone calls cheaper. * Introduce a text relay service. * Make it easier for textphone users to call 999. OFTEL hopes the Department of Trade and Industry will accept the recommendatons and make companies adhere to them. ——————————————————————————————————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 Oct23 21:02:11      —————————————————————————————  NEW JOB HELP FOR SOUTH WEST   A new pilot project that aims to help deaf people in the South West get jobs has been launched by RNID and WESTEC, the Training and Enterprise Council for the County of Avon. The first task of the NDDI-funded project will be to carry out research into barriers facing deaf job seekers. It will also provide employment training packs and match deaf people with deaf mentors who can help and advise them while they look for work. ——————————————————————————————————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 Oct23 21:07:45       ————————————————————————————   STUCK ON GLUE EAR? TRY THIS    A new parent's guide to glue ear has been launched by Defeating Deafness. The free leaflet explains the symptoms of glue ear, as well as the treatments available and the steps that can be taken to minimise its impact. The charity said: "Four out of five pre-school children experience hearing problems due to glue ear. This aims to help parents recognise warning signs." Send a large SAE to Defeating Deafness, 330/332 Gray's Inn Road, London. ——————————————————————————————————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 Oct23 21:05:01       —————————————————————————————   CHARITY CELEBRATES TRIPLE AWARD  The national charity Breakthrough has been boosted by a triple award from the National Lottery Charities Board. Breakthrough, which promotes deaf and hearing integration, will use the money to fund three new posts. A £123,513 grant has been awarded to fund the post of National Services Manager. While two grants of £95,287 each will enable two of Breakthrough's regions - West Midlands and Southern Counties - to employ co- ordinators. ——————————————————————————————————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 Oct23 21:00:10       ---------------------------   CITY HOSPITAL SUBTITLED    The BBC has begun subtitling a new programme on daytime TV. "City Hospital", a BBC1 documentary series braodcast every weekf—| morning, will carry subtitles on Ceefax page 888. The popular programme, which is presented by Gaby Roslin, follows life in Southampton General Hospital. The aim of the series is to give viewers a fascinating insight into what it is like to work in a busy city hospital. ———————————————————————————————— 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 Oct23 21:00:56       —————————————————————————————   WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS?   The Government wants to know what should be done to make NHS services fully accessible for disabled people. It has asked Disability Matters and RNID to run a focus groups that will enable deaf people to give their views and discuss recent experiences of the NHS. Deaf RNID members are being invited to join the group, which will meet in London on November 23. Ring Norman Bayne on 0171 296 8051 if you want to participate. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Teletext - Minicom 0171 386 3209 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct23 21:03:00       —————————————————————————————   SPORTS DAY AT THE PALACE    Deaf youngsters of all ages will be able to try out a number of exciting sports, including football, basketball and athletics, at the Crystal Palace National Sports Stadium, next week. London Sports Forum for Disabled People and Friends of the Young Deaf are holding the two-day event on October 29-30. Youngster aged 4-18 will receive coaching on three sports of their choice. Minicom 01342 324164 for details. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Deafview on the Web - www.rnid.org.uk Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlines TV+ Subtitles
P685 Teletext 685 Oct23 21:01:01     —————————————————————————————  RAISING AWARENESS IN BRENT   Brent Deaf People's Group and Brent Social Services are holding a Sensory Impairment Awareness Day on October 26. Visitors will be able to look round a "Listening Bus" and a display of specialist equipment during the free event, which is being held at Brent Social Services, 36 London Road, Wembley, from 00—l,4pm. —————————————————————————————————————— Editor: Tim Russell, Deafview, 19-23 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