P685 Teletext 685 Nov 6 21:00:01       ————————————————————————————   WELCOME FOR COMMISSION DECISIO    RNID has strongly welcomed indications by the Prime Minister that a Bill to set up a Disability Rights Commiusion will be included in the Queen's Speech. Chief Executive James Strachan said: "This is tremendous news. At last the disability discrimination law will be properly enforceable, enabling disabled people to participate fully in societ9. "It must educate and promote a better understanding of disability, not merely wield a big stick." ——————————————————————————————————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 Nov 6 21:00:24      —————————————————————————————  CHANGING EMPLOYERS' ATTITUDES   RNID has said a new Disability Rights Commission is needed to change emplo9ers' attitudes. The charity's Chief Executive James Strachan said: "Without this, the Government's commendable plans to help more disabled people into work will be severely limited in their success. "In a job market that is currently intolerant of disabled people and now faces an economic downturn, few jobs will be gained and even fewer kept." ——————————————————————————————————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 Nov 6 21:00:47       ————————————————————————————   REPORT HIGHLIGHTS IB PROBLEMS    A new report highlights the problems many disabled people, including those with a hearing loss, face while tr9ing to claim Incapacity Benefit (IB). The Greater Manchester Welfare Rights Advisjrs Group report says the current system causes enormous anxiety and often fails to respect people's dignity Author Arvin Prasher wants better training for adjudication officers and calls for a more humane approach to administering IB and other benefits. ——————————————————————————————————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 Nov 6 21:00:10        —————————————————————————————   UNSUNG HERO WINS HOSPITAL OSCAR    Deaf auxillary nurse Adrian Peacock has been awarded an "Oscar" and £250 by Bradford Hospitals for the tremendous impression he has made on colleagues. Adrian, who is the Trust's first deaf auxillary nurse, was praised by other staff for proving that deaf people "can work in a hearing environment and still be effective communicators". The awards were given to unsung heroes working at Bradford Hospitals to commemorate the NHS's 50th anniversary. ——————————————————————————————————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 Nov 6 21:00:40         ———————————————————————————————   DEAF CHILDREN GET LOTTERY BOOST    The National Deaf Children's Society has been awarded a three year grant totalling £507,384 by the National Lottery Charities Board. The award will fund the charity's expanding network of representatives, who support the parents of deaf children. The charity is to appoint a new East Midlands repre3entative. "We are delighted with this award which will revolutionise services," said NDCS Chief Executive Susan Daniels. ———————————————————————————————— 5/8 Deafview - Minicom 0171 296 8029 Deafview is brought to you b= Teletext Ltd and the RNID Dis-ability Godlineq TV+ Su—title1
P685 Teletext 685 Nov 6 21:02:10       ————————————————————————————    MP SPEAKS AT CURO CONFERENCE   Tom Levitt MP and speakers from six European countries will attend a major education conference in Derby. The European Education and Training of Deaf People Conference is being held on November 14 at Derby Civic Assembly Rooms. Delegates will discuss the creation of a European Database, get advice on European funding and attend a free exhibition. For more information ring 01332 384303 (voice and text). ——————————————————————————————————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 Nov 6 21:06:21       —————————————————————————————   BOOTS TEXTPHONE UP AND RUNNING    Boots the chemists has launched a new textphone service at its Central Customer Service Centre in Nottingham. A team of specially trained staff will assist callers with enquiries on all of Boots products and services. The line number is 08450 70 80 91 (calls will be charged at local rate  The lines are open from 8am-6pm during the week. If the call is made out of these hours a message can be left and your call returned during office hours. ——————————————————————————————————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 Nov 6 21:02:40       —————————————————————————————   AN EVENING OF SIGN AND DANCE    Hampshire Deaf Association (HDA) are organising an ev—ning with Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre at F—rneham Hall, Fareham, on November 12 at 8pm. Tic+ets are £7 for adults and £5 for children, pensioners and HDA members. For more information ring Janice Garrard on 01703 226803 (v) or 01703 339872 (text). —————————————————————————————————————— Editor: Tim Russell, Deafvies, 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