P695 ORACLE 695 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2041:01  '"FKEND 2 80  RNID ASKS  FOR HELP Have you ever had to wait an unreasonable length of time before getting a hearing-aid on the NHS? Were you given any guidance on how to use it? Do you find it difficult to travel to your nearest hearing —rd centre for batteries and repairs? The RNID wants to know your answers to these questions It will be launching a major campaign in the Autumn to improve both the NHS and private sector hearing-aid services To assist with the campaign the RNID is appealing to deaf and hard of hearing people to send in letters about their experiences in getting and using their hearing-aids and the service received. more follows > This week's subtitles 219 (ITV) What's New Forethought Holi——xs Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2030:02  'FEKEND 9   DISCOS, HERE  AND THERE * The Cumbria Deaf Association and Kendal Deaf Sports and Social Club will hold a 'Barbeque Night' at the Kendal Deaf Club on Monday, 29 August (bank holiday). Doors open at 7pm, Barbeque at 7.30pm. Tickets £2 from: W Morris, 5 Castle St, Kendal, Cumbria, before 18 August. SAE please. Tickets at door are £2.50. * Croydon Deaf Sports Club holds a 'Summer Disco' on Sunday, 28 August, 8pm-2am, at 'Cinatra's Night Club', Clapham High St, SW4. No jeans please. Tickets, £5, from: E Vidler, 155a Croydon Rd, Anerly, London, SE20 7TY. Cheques payable to "Croydon Deaf SC" addresses > Main Index 400 Forethought 696 What's New Forethought Holidays Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2030:01  DEKEND 10/10  CONTRIBUTIONS       EARSHOT IS UPDATED  TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS  Contributions to:        Mrs Melinda Napier,  119 Kingsmead Ave,  Worcester Park,  Surrey,   KT4 8UT  Letters on subtitled  programmes to:  Subtitling Unit,  ORACLE Teletext,  55 Gt Marlborough St, London W1V 1HL Budding Tiecoon > What's New Forethought Holidays Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2040:00  '"FKEND 1 00  BUDDING  TYCOON Barry Carter, 23, a former pupil at Doncaster College for the Deaf, has just set up his own shop,'The Tie Bar', in Cavendish Walk, Barrow. Barry says: "I always wanted to be my own boss and I've always liked ties. There are Tie Rack shops all over the country, but as there isn't one in Barrow I thought it would be a good opportunity for me". Barry was helped to start his shop by a grant from the Prince's Youth Business Trust who provide low interest loans and advice to young people wishing to set up in business. Help them to help you > This week's subtitles 219 (ITV) What's New Forethought Holidaxs Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2050:01  'BDKEND 3/10  "@(VEST FROM  THE RNID Have you ever experienced high-pressure sales tactics from a private hearing-aid dispenser? Were you informed of your right as a consumer to a free 7 day trial? Have you ever felt -or been- misled by advertisements for a private hearing-aid which you have tried or bought? If you have any complaint about anything to do with NHS or private hearing-aid services - anything that caused you concern or hardship - write to: Campaigns Research Officer, RNID, 105 Gower St, London, WC1E 6AH. All letters will be treated as confidential. Help at hand > This week's subtitles 219 (ITV) What's New Forethought Holidays Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2052:00  'BDKEND 4/10  HELP AT  HAND Do you have a problem with employment, housing, transport, education, etc? Would you like to be trained in such things as electronics, keyboard skills, computers, printing, painting and decorating, photography, industrial sewing, etc, etc? Lambeth Accord, 336 Brixton Rd, London, SW9 7AA, (01-274-2299) is an information centre for the disabled, only a short walk from Brixton Tube Station, where you can get advice on all the above from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Some of the staff are able to use sign language. Viewers letters > I Main Index 400 Forethought 696 What's New Forethought Holidays Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2052:02  '"FKEND 5/10  VIEWERS  LETTER Ivy Dove of Dulwich writes: "With regards to H Fenwick's views on the word 'dumb'. I went deaf at the age of 19 and confirm that hearing people DID think that the word meant 'senseless' or 'speechless', I myself thought the salf I am sorry to say. In those days there was not the good education for the deaf that there is today - and which many people are ignorant of - so journalists still use the word 'dumb'. I think it is right that the deaf should protest about this it IS degrading". another view > This week's subtitles 219 (ITV) What's New Forethought Holidays Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2003:02  'FEKEND 6/10  VIEWERS  LETTER A G Kent of Harrogate says: "Deaf and dumb" is often used by newspapers and the public to describe any deaf person - even those who are capable of speech - which is wrong. Although journalists are correct that the word 'dumb' really means 'without speech' it should not be overlooked that in everyday speech it is used to describe someone who is lacking in intelligence, this is why it causes offence to deaf people. The fact that 'dumb' was dropped by the BDA proves my point that it should not be used". Bristol Youth Club > I Main Index 400 Forethought 696 What's New Forethought Holi——xs Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2003:01  WEEKEND 7   BRISTOL YOUTH  CLUB Are you hard of hearing, between the ages of 16-35 and interested in joining in a wide variety of activities with other young people like yourself? The Bristol Young Hard of Hearing Club is looking for new members. The club meets fortnightly, on Mondays, at The Centre for the Deaf, 16-18 Kings Square Bristol. The club is affiliated to the BAHOH and participates in many of their national activities. For more details contact: J Pocock, 15 Glena Avenue, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2LB. Telephone: Bristol 773951. Roughmoor weekend > This week's subtitles 219 (ITV) What's New Forethought Holidays Adverts
P695 ORACLE 695 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2000:10  DEKEND 8 00  ROUGHMOOR  WEEKEND The Breakthrough Trust hold its sixth 'Patchwork and Quilting Weekend' from 23-25 September at its Roughmoor Centre, near Swindon. The weekend is open to all, deaf or hearing, experienced or beginners, and all will learn something in an enjoyable atmosphere. Cost of the weekend is £29, for full board, tutoring and some materials. Closing date - 20 August. Full details and application forms from E Waters, Breakthrough Trust, Roughmoor Centre, Shaw, Swindon, Wilts, SN5 9PW. North and South Discos > Index 400 Forethought 696 What's New Forethought Holidays Adverts