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                                                                                                        November 2012
Scottish Council on Deafness Monthly Bulletin | Subscription: Free to SCoD Members and Associates

              And the Award for Organisational Achievement Goes to ...
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              We are delighted to be able to report that at their recent ceremony in London, Signature presented the
              2012 Organisational Achievement Award to SCoD!
              Director Lilian Lawson was in attendance and received the award on behalf of the organisation. She
              dedicated the award to her small but loyal and very hard working team for achieving this recognition.




                           SCoD News
                YouTube Channel
                Remember that the SCoD news from the bulletin is now presented in BSL each month and can be
                viewed via our news section on our website, or directly through our YouTube channel:
                www.youtube.com/deafscotland
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                SCoD National Council Meeting
                There was a great turnout for the National Council meeting at Forth Valley Sensory Centre on 23rd
                October. During the National Council meeting, members and guests enjoyed the SCoD Great Debate
                “Should there be a Deaf Register?” It was lively and informative. At the end of debate, it was agreed
                that SCoD should lobby for a Deaf Register and this will be discussed further at the next
                Management Committee meeting.

                At the same meeting, members and guests enjoyed a short presentation from Dr Audrey Cameron
                about the SCoD Employment Research Project. She had brought 100 paper copies and they were
                snapped up in an instant!

                Lilian Lawson, SCoD Director spoke briefly about the work carried out by Pilotlight and the Vision &
                Membership Sub-committee. She had also brought paper copies which were taken up by the
                audience.

                Following the National Council meeting, Falkirk Council gave a civic lunch for everyone who
                attended. Provost Pat Reid mingled and spoke to as many people as he could.
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                SCoD AGM
                After the usual business, members and guests thoroughly enjoyed Mabel G Davis’ talk about how
                she had reached the top – the headship of Heathlands School for Deaf Children.
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                SCoD Management Committee
                There were three nominations for election to the Management Committee: Frances Dolan, Drena
                O’Malley and Doug Bradley who were automatically elected. The Management Committee will
                consider co-options for the three remaining vacancies at their next meeting.
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                Honorary Treasurer
                Alan Macdonald was unanimously elected as the Honorary Treasurer for another year.
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                SCoD’s Vision – where do we go from here?
                The Vision & Membership Sub-committee produced a short survey for SCoD members and

                     Scottish Council on Deafness, Central Chambers, Suite 62, 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6LD | SC016957
          Tel: 0141 248 2474 (v), 0141 248 2477 (t), 0141 248 2479 (f), 07925 417338 (sms), admin@scod.org.uk (email), www.scod.org.uk
                   associate members. It is available online https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCoDSurvey_Vision2012
                   It is vital that we get a good response from SCoD members and associate members.
                   Please respond by 30th November.
                   For a paper copy, please contact Alison Coyle at SCoD’s offices.
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                   Employment Research Project
                   A survey for deaf people had been produced and is available in paper copy and online. We have
                   also produced BSL translation for all questions and they are available via:
                   http://www.scod.org.uk/Employment_2012_questionnaire-i-338.html

                   For the online survey, please visit:
                   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCoD_Employment2012

                   For a paper copy, please contact SCoD’s offices.
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                   Proposed BSL Bill Consultation
                   Mark Griffin MSP contacted SCoD to say that the deadline for responses has been extended to 7th
                   November. He has received a good number of written responses but would like lot more responses
                   from SCoD members and other organisations.
                   Email your response to: Mark.Griffin.msp@scottish.parliament.uk
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                   National Entitlement Card
                   Lilian Lawson, SCoD Director had an interesting and positive meeting with a representative from
                   Improvement Scotland. Improvement Scotland had some interesting ideas for the National
                   Entitlement Card which would make journeys for deaf people easier. Improvement Scotland agreed
                   that a workshop for deaf people should be arranged soon in order to collate feedback from them –
                   watch this space!
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                   Scottish Lipreading Strategy Group
                   The Scottish Lipreading Strategy Group met on Monday 29th October in Glasgow. They were
                   delighted to learn that the training course for lipreading tutors is running well and two modules had
                   taken place. If you are interested to apply for a next course in 2013, please email Catriona Crosby at
                   this email address: cclipreading@gmail.com
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                   Deaf History Scotland
                   The AGM for Deaf History Scotland will be held at Deaf Connections on Saturday 17th November
                   from 11am to 3pm. Speakers: Ian Carmichael – Scottish Deaf Chess History;
                   Jack Giffen – Scottish Deaf Drama History; Rachel O’Neill – The Edinburgh BSL Research Project
                   1970s/1980s.
                   Tea/coffee will be provided in the morning and during lunch break. Don’t forget to bring your own
                   lunch! Non-members are very welcome, though they will be asked to pay £5 each.
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                   Gerry Hughes
                   According to his website, Gerry Hughes has reached the Cape of Good Hope. It is fascinating to
                   follow his progress online and read his blogs. Pay his website a visit now!
                   www.gerrysmhughes.com
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                   Challenge Yourself
                   Our treks offer a fantastic opportunity to escape from the pressures of daily life and enjoy the
                   splendour of the Scottish countryside. Why not come along and improve your personal fitness, while
                   supporting SCoD at the same time?
                   You could climb Ben Nevis, the UK's highest peak in September (Fri 13th – Sun 15th Sept 2013) or
                   tackle the West Highland Way (Sat 11th – Thurs 16th May 2013). We're giving you the chance to do
                   so in support of our charity. For more information, visit our website: www.scod.org.uk and click
                   'Support SCoD' or contact our fundraiser directly: linda@scod.org.uk.


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General News




                   Benefits and Work reports that Atos will use just 19 doctors to carry out personal independence
                   payment (PIP) medical assessments in most of England and all of Scotland from April next year,
                   according to bid documents lodged in the House of Commons library.
                   The doctors will be outnumbered fifty to one by, mostly private sector, physiotherapists.

                   For more information, visit www.benefitsandwork.co.uk
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                                                                  The Government Response to the consultation on proposals to
                                                                  extend Right to Control for a further 12 months to December 2013
                                                                  has been published on the DWP website.
                                                                  This link should take you to the relevant pages on the site -
                                                                  http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/2012/right-control.shtml
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                   New Support Service at Rape Crisis Scotland for Deaf Survivors,
                   their Friends and Relatives

                   Rape Crisis Scotland supports anyone aged 13+ who has been affected by any form of sexual
                   violence. Rape Crisis Scotland aims to ensure the services provided are as accessible as possible.
                   Deaf and hard of hearing survivors of sexual violence, friends, family and workers can access
                   support and information from the Helpline. This can be via Typetalk, Sign on Screen, minicom, fax,
                   email, text or telephone.
                   Deaf Access Service is open every Tuesday from 1.30 – 5pm
                   Sign on Screen (the online BSL interpreting service) is available and free for all calls to Rape Crisis
                   Scotland: Tel: 0141 331 2715 via text relay 08001 0141 331 2715 Textphone: 0141 353 3091
                   Fax: 0141 332 2168 Email support@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk SMS: 07537 400702
                   Peer support is also available via our facebook site.
                   Email us at info@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk if you’d like to join.
                   You can also contact us at the Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline 08088 01 03 02 open daily 6pm–
                   12midnight textphone and email as above.

                   For more information on current accessibility and for written information on the content of the video
                   clips see our website www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk.
                   The DVD includes the following BSL video clips: Introduction to the RCS Helpline; Rape and Sexual
                   Assault; Police & Legal Advice; Child Sexual Abuse; Stalking; Drug Assisted Sexual Violence;
                   Information for Friends and Family.

                   For more information in BSL including forced marriage, honour based violence, sexual harassment,
                   domestic abuse and prostitution go to www.deafconnections.co.uk under Ishara and
                   www.wisewomen.org.uk.
                   Free and confidential support is offered by women every day from 6pm to midnight:
                   Phone 08088 01 03 02 | email support@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk | Textphone 0141 353 3091
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                   Equality Advisory Support Service
                   The Government has commissioned a new Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) to replace the
                   EHRC Helpline. The EHRC Helpline closed on 24th September and can no longer be contacted for
                   new enquiries by phone, letter or email. EASS opened on 1st October:
                   The Government decided to stop funding the EHRC helpline following a review of the EHRC's
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                   provision of information, advice and support which is available here:
                   http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/equalities/government-equality/review-information-advice

                   Following a procurement process carried out under EU rules, the contract to provide the EASS has
                   been awarded to Sitel. Sitel will work with Disability Rights UK, the Law Centres Federation,
                   Voiceability, the British Institute of Human Rights and the Royal Association for Deaf People.
                   The new service is aimed at individuals who need more expert advice and support on discrimination
                   than advice agencies and other local organisations can provide. It will give bespoke advice to
                   individuals across the whole of Great Britain on discrimination issues. It will explain legal rights and
                   remedies within discrimination legislation, across the three nations. It will explain options for informal
                   resolution and help people to pursue them. It will refer people who cannot or do not wish to go down
                   this road to conciliation or mediation services. It will help people who need or want to seek a legal
                   solution by helping to establish eligibility for legal aid and if they are not eligible, to find an accessible
                   legal service or to prepare and lodge a claim themselves.

                   The EASS will work collaboratively with the organisations from whom it receives referrals and where
                   the individual consents, let them know the outcome of cases they refer. The new service will work
                   closely with EHRC, referring on potential test cases and sharing information to inform the EHRC's
                   wider work on equality.

                   Contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS):
                   Phone: 0800 444 205 | Textphone: 0800 444 206
                   Opening hours: 9am to 8pm Mon to Fri, 10am to 2pm Sat, closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
                   Website http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/ Post: FREEPOST Equality Advisory Support
                   Service FPN4431
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                   Osmond Legacy
                   Hot on the heels of their sell-out 50 date UK tour, the world famous Osmonds are leaving a legacy
                   behind which will help deaf and hard of hearing children for years to come.

                   The Hearing Fund UK has been launched to raise money for children living with hearing loss, and
                   their families, all around the UK.

                   Merrill Osmond, lead singer of the Osmonds, along with his son, Justin, hope that UK fans and
                   friends will get behind the cause and help raise money for the new Fund.

                   Merrill Osmond says he’s excited to see the dream of his late-mother, Olive Osmond, of helping deaf
                   children around the world come to fruition in the UK, a country close to her heart, and to be able to
                   share with the UK fans why helping those who are deaf is so important to his family

                   “People don’t always realise that it was because of my two deaf brothers, Virl and Tom, that the
                   whole Osmond thing started. My mother and father formed the group so they could afford to buy
                   hearing aids for them. My own son, Justin, is 90 per cent deaf as well, and that’s why this new Fund
                   is so important to me and my family.”

                   Justin Osmond, a philanthropist and motivational speaker, set up the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund in
                   the USA in honour of his grandmother and is excited to see it now reaching around the world.

                   One hundred per cent of all the money raised for the UK Hearing Fund will stay in the UK and each
                   year The Hearing Fund UK will choose a registered charity to be the beneficiary of its funds. The first
                   charity partner is ‘The Elizabeth Foundation’, a national charity supporting infants and preschool
                   children with hearing loss, and their families.

                   Shirley Metherell, the founder of The Elizabeth Foundation and mother to Elizabeth who was born
                   deaf, said “we are delighted to be working with The Hearing Fund UK and are overwhelmed by their
                   kindness and generosity. The Osmonds have a unique insight into childhood deafness, which makes
                   them a wonderful partner to us”

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                   Should you wish to donate to the Hearing Fund UK, your donation will be made to the ‘The Hearing
                   Fund UK’ established under the Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369).
                   http://www.hearingfund.org.uk/
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                                                                         The wait is over...the Signed Stories app is here!

                                                                         After months of hard work, the world’s first animated
                                                                         storytelling app with British and American Sign Language is
                                                                         here!

                                                                         Download the free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
                                                                         from the App Store now, and get the brilliant free book
                                                                         Three Billy Goats Gruff - with BSL by Alex Duguid and ASL
                                                                         by Peter Cook. You can find the app here
                                                                         http://bit.ly/QNjge9

                   There are two interactive games with every story and a story-themed dictionary which grows as you
                   download more books.
                   Let the developers know what you think of the app - leave a review on the App Store or email
                   signedstories@itv.com.
                   Follow the team on social media: Twitter: @SignedStories
                   Facebook facebook.com/ITVSignedStories YouTube: youtube.com/ITVSignedStories
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                   Voluntary Action Fund's Community Grants Programme
                   The Community Grant Fund is aimed at small, grassroots, volunteer-led community groups.
                   Groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000. The deadline for applications is 14th January 2013
                   To be eligible your group must have:
                         A constitution and bank account
                         An annual income of less than £25,000
                         An independent referee, and
                         Not have received a VAF Community Grant or Community Chest Grant within the past 12
                             months.
                   Groups can apply for funding for a wide range of activities or operational costs. VAF is particularly
                   keen to fund activities that will help build and develop strong organisations, including; training for
                   committee members and volunteers; visits to other organisations and conferences or professional
                   support and consultancy.
                   Groups that work in the following areas will be considered priorities:
                         With health or disability issues
                         With people excluded due to ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation
                         With families and young people
                         With older people
                         In the local authority areas of Dundee City, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North
                             Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire
                   For further information: www.voluntaryactionfund.org.uk
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                   NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Corporate Inequalities Team
                   Developing an Inequalities Sensitive Health Service - Where Are We After 5 Years?

                   Is NHSGGC more aware and committed to tackling inequalities than it was in 2006? Has the general
                   awareness and commitment resulted in progress towards an Inequalities Sensitive Health Service?
                   In light of progress, how different is the organisation and what difference does it make to patients?
                   CIT has produced a document which attempts to answer these questions. It is very much an
                   overview and is being used as a basis for discussions across NHSGGC. Your input is required to
                   ensure that we have a correct picture of where we are in terms of addressing inequalities and that
                   the next steps we take are the right ones.
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                   Full document: http://www.equalitiesinhealth.org/documents/Stocktakewebversion.pdf
                   Contact Sue Laughlin with your comments: sue.laughlin@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
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                   New Information Service
                   Info-shot is a new information service aimed at increasing awareness and equity of deaf people and
                   deaf issues by producing short videos covering common topics.
                   The first Info-shot looks at ‘What is and How to use BSL/English Interpreters.

                   The next Info-shot will be on ‘Terminology’ – so keep a look out for that in your inbox for the series of
                   future titles. Many more titles to come in the future.

                   Info-shot is brought to you by a collaboration between COMMTACS training & development
                   (www.commtacs.co.uk) and Sign Language Interactions (www.signlanguageinteractions.com)

                   You can visit Info-shot pages at: www.infoshot.org.uk
                   Visit our YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/infoshot
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                   Access to Elected Office Fund
                   The Access to Elected Office Fund offers individual grants of between £250 and £10,000 to disabled
                   people who want to be selected as candidates for an election, or who are standing for election.
                   The grants help meet the additional support needs that a disabled person has that are associated
                   with their disability. If this support were not provided, a disabled person may face an additional
                   barrier in the selection and campaign processes compared to a non-disabled person.
                   The Fund will be open for applications until the end of March 2014.
                   It will help disabled candidates meet the additional costs they may face compared to a non-disabled
                   person whether these are related to transport, communication, technology or support.
                   To be eligible for the Fund applicants must:
                   •        be eligible to stand for an election covered by the Fund;
                   •        be disabled, and
                   •        be able to show they have been involved in or are interested in politics, civic, community or
                   other relevant activities.

                   The Fund will provide support for disabled people who want to stand either for political parties or as
                   independent candidates for the following elections and by-elections: UK Westminster elections,
                   English local authority elections, English Mayoral elections and elections for Police and Crime
                   Commissioners.
                   For more information:
                   For more details about the fund and the application process, visit the Access to Elected Office Fund
                   website, www.access-to-elected-office-fund.org.uk. Or, you can contact the support team on 0845
                   8645340 or at enquiries@access-to-elected-office-fund.org.uk


Events
                   Taking on Welfare Reform
                   21st November from 12noon - 5pm - FREE
                   John McIntyre Centre, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

                   The UK Government welfare cuts and “reforms” are already affecting the work of many third sector
                   organisations. That impact is set to deepen further following the introduction of Universal Credit and
                   the transfer from DLA to PIP.
                   This conference is part of a larger Third Sector Summit programme:
                   http://www.scvo.org.uk/scvo-events/third-sector-summit/
                   From mitigating the effects to creating visions about how to do things differently, the sector will play a
                   critical role in tackling welfare reform.
                   Chaired by Peter Kelly of the Poverty Alliance, this half day event will provide an opportunity to share
                   experiences and ideas as well as identify practical areas of collaboration.
                   If you have any questions please contact events@scvo.org.uk or 0131 474 6150.
                   To book your place, visit: http://www.scvo.org.uk/scvo-events/scvo-summit-taking-on-welfare-reform/
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                   Healthy Deaf Minds: Keeping our Mental Health in Good Shape
                   Weds 28th Nov from 6.30pm - 8.30pm
                   Abode Hotel, 129 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 2SZ.
                   Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is a charity which works all over Scotland to support
                   people with mental health problems and to promote good mental health. A representative from
                   SAMH will talk about the charity and how to look after our mental health.
                   This will be followed by a presentation by Trudi Collier and Paul McCusker about Scottish Mental
                   Health First Aid. This programme provides training in simple steps to help a person in distress. Trudi
                   and Paul are both accredited SMHFA trainers.
                   Everyone (Deaf and hearing) is welcome to attend - BSL/English interpreters and electronic
                   notetakers will be provided.
                   Entry is free. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided.
                   Healthy Deaf Minds is able to continue with the generous funding from Edinburgh and Lothians
                   Health Foundation.
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                   Dementia Dialogue 2012
                   Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy was launched in June 2010 with the aim of ensuring the
                   highest quality of care and support for people with dementia. The Scottish Government is now
                   reviewing the progress of strategy and will be launching an updated Dementia Strategy for Scotland
                   during 2013.

                   This is an invitation for you to comment on the progress of the strategy to date, identify the gaps,
                   opportunities and priorities and to help shape the direction of Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy
                   from 2013. If you have experience of dementia - as a person diagnosed, a family member, carer, or
                   as a health, social care or housing professional - we welcome
                   your views.

                   Dundee – 22nd November (book by 19th November)
                   Best Western Queens Hotel, 160 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DU

                   Bellshill – 3rd December (book by 27th November)
                   Hilton Strathclyde Hotel, Phoenix Crescent Strathclyde Business Centre, Bellshill ML4 3JQ

                   Paisley – 10th January 2013 (book by 7th January)
                   Glynhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Paisley PA4 8XB

                   All event enquiries should be emailed to externalevents@alzscot.org or call Shona Paxton on 0141
                   418 3936.
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                   Lest We Forget Exhibition Launch
                   6th December 4pm at Mitchell Library
                   As a follow on to Remembering Lennox Castle (a joint project between Project Ability and C-
                   Change), we are mounting the Lest We Forget exhibition in December.
                   10 years since Lennox Castle Hospital closed, people will share their memories with paintings,
                   sculpture, video stories etc. This exhibition is a partnership between Project Ability, C-Change,
                   Disability History Scotland, Scottish Campaign for a Fair Society and Values Into Action Scotland.
                   We want to learn lessons from our recent past and think that this is an interesting and creative way to
                   do this. The exhibition will run from 6 - 19 December and is open to the general public. If you would
                   like to attend the launch however we need you to contact us. Places are limited and demand is high
                   so please email donna-marie.speir@viascotland.org.uk as soon as possible to let them know if you
                   would like to attend.
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                   The Annual Charities Christmas Fayre
                   Weds 14th Nov from 10am - 4pm in Glasgow City Chambers.
                   For a vast range of Christmas cards and gifts from 55 Scottish charities. Free entry.
                   Just turn up on the day.
                   For more information, posters and leaflets for display, email: john.robertson@gcvs.org.uk


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                   Go the Extra Mile for Donaldson's this Christmas

                   Donaldson's is an affiliated charity for the Challenge Scotland Christmas Fundraising Events.
                   We are looking for people who may be interested in doing a sponsored walk or run to help raise
                   money for Donaldson's. The events that will be taking place this year are:

                   Sunday 2nd December - Edinburgh
                         Edinburgh Christmas Run - The 5K run starts and finishes in Inverleith Park.
                         Edinburgh Christmas Walk - This is a 6 mile walk starting and finishing in Inverleith Park.
                             Dogs can enter (although they will be diverted around the Botanics) and must be kept under
                             strict control at all times.
                         Edinburgh Golden Tinsel Mile - The Golden Tinsel Mile Walks start 1130 and you can walk or
                             stroll 1, 2 or 3 miles - you choose the distance.
                         Santa Toddle - A walk for the "little ones". Santa arrives in Inverleith Park at 1300, the Santa
                             Toddle Parade starts at 1330. Why not bring your little one to meet Santa after you have
                             completed your walk or run. For age 6 years and under.
                   Can you 'Be a Star for Donaldson's' this Christmas while getting fit, having fun AND raise money for
                   Donaldson's - if you are interested in signing up, please contact Gill Sinclair on 01506 841900 or
                   gsinclair@donaldsons.org.uk.
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                   Advocacy and Self Directed Support Awareness Raising Sessions
                   27th November, Highland Hospice, Inverness 11am – 3pm
                   5th December, Sensory Centre, Camelon, Falkirk 11am – 3pm
                   We would like to invite stroke survivors and their families and stroke related support organisations to
                   attend one of our awareness raising sessions. They will provide an opportunity to:
                   Find out more about Self Directed Support and what it might mean for you.
                   Hear more about the work of the Advocacy and Self Directed Support Project – the work already
                   underway and plans for the future.
                   Discuss what information is needed to help people access and make the most of Self Directed
                   Support.
                   We are keen to hear about your experiences and suggestions about how to ensure that Self Directed
                   Support delivers its aims of giving more choice and control to people who rely on social care
                   services.
                   You are welcome to bring along a support person to these sessions. Reasonable travelling expenses
                   will be paid to stroke survivors and their carers.
                   To book a place you can phone us on 0131 555 7240 or email ASDSscotland@stroke.org.uk.
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                   Santa Dash for Deafblind Scotland
                   Sat 1st Dec at 2pm
                   Mugdock Park Milngavie
                   Santas can run, jog, walk or jingle their way round the 1k or 5k courses.
                   Register from 1pm
                   £10 for adults £5 for children
                   Tel: 0141 777 5823 or Email: events@deafblindscotland.org.uk | www.deafblindscotland.org.uk
                   Scottish Charity No. SC 031167
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                   Renfrewshire Hard of Hearing Support Group
                   The group meets at 1.30pm on the first Thursday of every month. If you live in or around
                   Renfrewshire why not pop in. We use speech to text on an overhead screen to make sure the
                   session is accessible. The group meets in the Conference room of the Mile End Centre 30 Seedhill
                   Road. Paisley PA1 1SA. Meetings last about an hour and a half and tea/coffee is available.
                   Find out more: phone: 0141 847 4979, fax: 0141 847 4981, textphone: 0141 848 7232, SMS:
                   07799477108 … or just call in at the meeting.
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                                    2012 Deaf Sports Personality of the Year
                                    Awards Ceremony: Saturday 17th November at Ricoh Arena, Coventry
                                    More information available from the website: www.dspy.co.uk
                                    For more details and news about the event, email: dspy@dspy.co.uk



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                   Health Project
                   Deaf Action's Health Project has been supporting a team of deaf volunteers. One of the volunteers,
                   Tania, is now ready to let you know about what she has organised for deaf families.

                   Meet: On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.
                   Time: Between 10.30am and 1pm
                   Where: Square Cafe, off Nicolson Street (near Potterow), City of Edinburgh Methodist Church,
                   Nicolson Square, Edinburgh.
                   This is a drop-in get together for deaf people with families to meet up and make new and catch up
                   with old friends, also deaf with families. Meet up to chat, share experiences, chat about family life,
                   health and many other issues.
                   Tania's idea is that deaf people will meet up for some social interaction, have a chat, it doesn't matter
                   if your kids are at school, come along! All parents and children are welcome.
                   The café is a great place to meet, on a major road with many buses on this route from all over the
                   city. In the café you can purchase drinks, snacks or a hot meal.
                   This is a new group, set up by Tania so why not go along and meet up with some old and make
                   some new friends? Tania and Debra will be there on the 27th, so why not go along and meet with
                   them?
                   If you would like to know more you can contact through Deaf Action Health Project, either Debra
                   Wherret: Debra.Wherret.@deafaction.org or me: kaz.langlands@deafaction.org or kaz via webcam:
                   Oovoo: kaz langlands
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                   BDML Cruise Holidays UK
                   Tel: 08000 214723
                   lsiddons@cruiseholidaysuk.co.uk                            Text: 07831 592976
                   mradley@cruiseholidaysuk.co.uk                             Text: 07800 857425
                   Michelle Radley and Laura Siddons are your personal cruise holiday experts and will be pleased to
                   help you with any holiday enquiries. We can advise you on what facilities are available on cruise
                   ships for deaf people and arrange the holiday of a lifetime for you.
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BSL (British Sign Language) Classes in Scotland
                   British Sign Language Training Courses starting soon
                   Our brand new Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) courses started last week but we are
                   also running 2 British Sign Language Signature Level 1 classes from November at Donaldson's
                   School, Linlithgow:


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                   British Sign Language Level 1 Course (Signature)
                   Tuesday 20th November to 11th June 2013, 6.30pm - 9.00pm
                   Thursday 2nd2 November to 13th June 2013, 6.30pm - 9.00pm
                   Course Fee: £370 (26 week course)

                   We hope to be running more Introduction to BSL in the new year and we can also offer bespoke
                   Deaf Awareness training to businesses to help them become DDA compliant, contact us today for
                   more information or to book a place on our BSL Level 1 class:

                   Telephone: 01506 841900 | Textphone: 01506 841902 | Email: info@donaldsons.org.uk

                   Donaldson's School is a registered learning provider with Skills Development Scotland Individual
                   Learning Accounts (ILA), which means that those eligible may be able to get up to £200 towards the
                   cost of their course fees.

                   Any profits made by Campus at Donaldson's will be reinvested into Donaldson's School and the
                   education, therapy and care of our pupils who are deaf or have communication difficulties. (Scottish
                   Charity No: SC017417)
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                   Staff Development Opportunity
                   Enable Your Organisation To Project A Positive Attitude Towards Your Deaf Customers & Staff.

                   By now we’re all aware of The Equality Act 2010. Public bodies, private and voluntary service
                   providers, and businesses now have new statutory duties to promote disability equality.

                   Have you considered your obligation toward your Deaf Customers & Staff?
                   The BDA ~ Scotland can help.

                   Deaf Equality Training, which is certificated, will:
                       Facilitate understanding of Deaf Culture.
                       Allow professionals to meet their obligations to provide equality in their services.
                       Know the two types of d/Deaf people.
                       Understand that Deaf BSL users don’t have ‘needs’.
                       Learn about the Deaf Community & their language: BSL
                       Consider the background of Deaf people.
                       Recognise the three ways of looking at ‘Deaf’ in different perspectives.
                       Identify unnecessary barriers to Deaf people.

                   Why not combine YOUR Deaf Equality Training with a specifically tailored BSL Taster to suit the
                   needs of your Frontline Staff
                   The BDA ~ Scotland will attend your place of work and deliver Deaf Equality Training at a time
                   convenient to your working environment

                   For more information or to book contact Diane at dianem@bda.org.uk
                   Voice: 0141 248 5554 Fax: 0141 248 5565
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                   British Sign Language Course: Intensive BSL Course for Professionals
                   SQA Language: British Sign Language 1
                   Certificated Course- 5 day Course
                   Where: Deafblind Scotland, Alexandra Avenue, Lenzie, G66 5BG
                   Thursday 22nd November - 30th November 2012
                   Who: Professional people who have little or no knowledge of BSL
                   Cost: £280
                   For further information please contact Deafblind Scotland: telephone or text on 0141 777
                   6111 or e-mail: trainingadmin@deafblindscotland.org.uk


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BSL (British Sign Language) Sessions for Learners in Scotland
                   BSL Café - Glasgow
                   Are you learning BSL? Are you looking for a place to ask advice, meet other learners and get support
                   for assessments? Well this is ideal for you! This session will give you the opportunity between
                   classes to try out your signing or maybe you haven't signed in a while and want to brush up. Maybe
                   you have an assessment coming up and you would like to practice with new people.
                   Please note that there will be no teaching at these sessions but discussion topics may be suggested
                   to get the conversation going. Deaf BSL users who would be willing to assist learner development
                   would be welcomed. This is open to all levels of learners with one rule - NO Talking!
                   These sessions will run on Sat 24th November at 2pm
                   People's Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AT
                   palacebookings@glasgowlife.org.uk | 0141 276 0789 (voice only)
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                   Edinburgh BSL Group
                   Elaine’s Cuppa Cake on South Clerk Street every Thursday 7pm – 8pm.
                   Use your signing skills in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
                   Have a chat with some other BSL learners and users. Come to our group events, games nights,
                   quizzes, outings and Deaf awareness nights. This is a group for anyone who signs whether you are
                   Deaf, hearing or hard of hearing. All levels of learning are welcome and there is no charge for this
                   group.
                   Contact Rachel on: 07814198715 or rachel@edinburghbsl.co.uk; Visit the new website!
                   www.edinburghbsl.co.uk There is also a Facebook group – Edinburgh BSL Group.



Training / Workshops / Courses / Conferences
                   Sound Advice courses in Aberdeenshire
                   Deaf Action is a leading voluntary organisation providing a wide range of services to people with
                   sensory needs.
                   As a recipient of Awards for All funding, we are delighted to be able to offer FREE courses to support
                   people with an acquired hearing loss who use hearing aids.
                   The Sound Advice course is for 2 hours per week for 4 weeks and covers:
                   •         Benefits and limitations of hearing aids
                   •         Care of your hearing aids
                   •         Communication tactics
                   •         Assertiveness
                   •         Specialist equipment
                   •         Other useful organisations
                   Courses are to be offered in Banchory, Ellon, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Inverurie, Peterhead and
                   Stonehaven.
                   For more information contact: Deaf Action, Inverurie Hospital, Upperboat Road, Inverurie,
                   Aberdeenshire, AB51 3UL.
                   Tel/Text: 01467 629 604 SMS: 07772 105 015 Email: aberdeenshire@deafaction.org
                   www.deafaction.org
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                   Free Daytime Five week Personal Safety and Confidence Building Course for Deaf
                   Women - from Wise Women

                   This course is for all Deaf women, no matter age or fitness
                       Learn to recognise and get away from danger
                       Learn to do moves to help your safety
                       Take part in talks to help your confidence
                   When: Every Tuesday, 13th November to 18th December 2012 (Miss Tues 4th Dec for Ladies
                   Morning) from 10am to 12noon
                   Where: Deaf Connections, 100 Norfolk Street, Glasgow
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                   BSL interpreters will be there
                   You must book your place with Wise Women:
                   SMS: 07969 835 966 | Email: info@wisewomen.org.uk | Textphone: 0141 550 7558
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                   British Sign Language (Interpreting, Translating and Applied Language Studies)

                   We are now accepting applications for our new BSL (Interpreting, Translating and Applied Language
                   Studies) degree again.

                   This is the first university programme in Scotland – and, in key aspects, unique in the UK – in which
                   British Sign Language (BSL) is studied to professional level. Students are trained to work as
                   BSL/English Interpreters and Translators, and to use BSL proficiently in related professional areas.
                   The programme focuses on practical and applied language skills, interpreting and translating skills,
                   communication studies, linguistics, translation and interpreting studies and Deaf studies. Uniquely in
                   this programme during year 3 students can either undertake full-time, compulsory placements
                   working in the UK signing community with organisations in the field (self-financed), or study abroad
                   at one of our partner universities. In year four, students have the additional opportunity to work
                   closely with professional interpreters in real-life situations on placement, gaining vital work-place
                   experience.
                   Heriot-Watt University also offers the opportunity to study BSL with either French, German or
                   Spanish to degree level.

                   Graduates completing all relevant programme components will be able to register as full Members of
                   the Register of Sign Language Interpreters with NRCPD, the United Kingdom's registration body for
                   sign language interpreting.

                   Career Prospects
                   The programme equips students to work as BSL/English interpreters and translators, addressing a
                   severe shortage of sign language interpreters in the United Kingdom. BSL/English Interpreters have
                   the opportunity to work in a wide variety of situations including health, media, TV, legal, education,
                   employment, conference and social work settings. The programme is deeply rooted in the
                   department’s long established language provision which produces highly skilled and employable
                   graduates much in demand nationally and internationally

                   Heriot-Watt University has been named Scottish University of the Year 2012/13, for the second year
                   running (The Sunday Times University Guide 2013). In the National Student Survey, students have
                   voted the university number 1 in Scotland, 4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for Languages.
                   Entry is open to applicants with or without previous BSL skills.
                   The next course will start in September 2013. Applications are open until: 15th January 2013.

                   To find out more: http://www.undergraduate.hw.ac.uk/programmes/Q196/.
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                                                               Welfare Reform and Universal Credit Training

                   Welfare Reform
                   This 2 hour course gives an overview of the changes that have already been implemented and those
                   that are to follow over the next couple of years. It includes Child Benefit, tax credits, Employment &
                   Support Allowance, Housing and Council Tax Benefits, Universal Credit, Personal Independence
                   Payments, Social Fund and child maintenance.

                   Universal Credit
                   This 2 hour course covers the framework of the new Universal Credit that will be introduced next
                   year and which will replace most of the existing benefits and tax credits. The course covers what is
                   currently known about Universal Credit although there are still details that are not yet in the public
                   domain.
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                   The information sessions will run on the following dates:

                   •         Thursday, November 8th                 Welfare Reform
                   •         Tuesday, November 20th                 Universal Credit
                   •         Tuesday, December 4th                  Universal Credit

                   Each session runs from 10 am to 12 noon at One Parent Families Scotland, 13 Gayfield Square,
                   Edinburgh EH1 3NX. We charge a non-refundable £15 fee per person to cover our administrative
                   costs. To book a place, please call Nicky Sugden on 0131 556 3899.
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                   Forthcoming Courses

                   14/12/12: CVI and common ocular conditions Dr Andrew Blaikie & others
                   For more information and to book your place, visit: http://www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/
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Job Vacancies
                   Director of Operations
                   Deaf Connections is the oldest charity providing a wide range of specialist and innovative services
                   for adult Deaf people across Scotland. In recognition of the changing operational environment, we
                   have entered into an exciting collaborative agreement with the Royal Association for Deaf People
                   (RAD) an English charity, to work together to create a new national entity to cover the UK.

                   As the first step in this agreement, both organisations will retain their identities and the Deaf
                   Connections’ Chief Executive role will be provided by the Chief Executive of RAD. The Director of
                   Operations is a key management post in ensuring that the collaborative agreement works efficiently.

                   The post holder will have operational responsibility for the delivery of the operational plan for Deaf
                   Connections in Scotland. This requires the post holder to have a relevant professional qualification
                   along with relevant experience at senior management level.

                   We are looking for a motivated, innovative and creative person with an innovative approach to the
                   challenges facing the voluntary sector. Commitment to customer service and the development of
                   staff will also be a key requirement.

                   An understanding of deafness and the needs of Deaf people would be an advantage and there is an
                   expectation that the post holder will undertake training to meet a minimum standard in British Sign
                   Language within two years.

                   For further information please contact Kath Phipps, telephone 0141 420 2825 or email:
                   kath@deafconnections.co.uk

                   Visit: www.deafconnections.co.uk to download a job description and application form.

                   Closing date: 19th November
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                   Fee-paid Disability Member of the First-tier Tribunal
                   (Social Entitlement Chamber)
                   Number of vacancies: 314 across England, Scotland and Wales
                   Reference: 00542
                   Fees: £192 per day
                   Expected to launch: 29th October
                   Closing date for applications: noon on 12th November



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                Opportunities are available for individuals who work with disabled people in their profession or as a
                volunteer, or who are disabled themselves, to work with judges in ensuring the right decisions are
                made in benefits appeals cases involving disability.

                The role
                Your role will be to sit as a judicial office holder in the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber,
                working on a panel, with a judge and a medically qualified member. Together, you will analyse the
                evidence, consider the facts, applying the relevant law and contributing to the provision of a
                reasoned written judgement by the Tribunal Judge.

                You will be needed for a minimum of 15 days per year hearing cases at the tribunal, and a further 15
                days doing other tribunal business, with the option for significantly more work.

                Tribunal hearings are normally held on week days and you would not be needed for more than three
                days in any one week. You will be appointed to a primary venue close to your home and a
                secondary venue to be agreed with the tribunal. All travel costs are paid. You will need to attend the
                tribunal in person, carers can also be present, and reasonable adjustments will be made for
                members with disabilities.
                There is flexibility around the dates you will be required for hearings and personal circumstances and
                commitments will be accommodated wherever possible.

                Initial and ongoing training is provided.

                The tribunal
                The tribunal mainly deals with appeals against decisions about social security benefits, including
                Disability Living Allowance.
                To find out more about the tribunal, visit http://www.justice.gov.uk/tribunals/sscs

                The person
                You do not need to be legally qualified. You will need to be experienced in dealing with the physical
                or mental needs of disabled people through either working with disabled individuals in your
                profession or as a volunteer, or because you are disabled.

                These roles are not open to registered medical practitioners.

                Key terms and conditions
                The normal retirement age is 70.
                The appointment is for five years. Further 5-year periods are possible up to the normal retirement
                age.

                Links for application form etc:
                http://jac.judiciary.gov.uk/selection-process/selection-exercises/forthcoming/1657.htm




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SCoD’s History Series – Don’t Miss Out! Order your DVDs now!
Use the form below to reserve your Deaf History DVD set. You can order one, two or all three DVDs in the
“Presenting the Past” series. Please note we only have limited stock of Deaf People at Work. The form can also be
downloaded from our website by visiting: http://www.scod.org.uk/pdf/scodpublications/3DVDs2012.jpg




Order your copy of our Deaf Sporting Memories DVD
Complete the form below and send to SCoD. The form can also be downloaded from our website by visiting:
http://www.scod.org.uk/pdf/scodpublications/DSM_DVDOrderForm.jpg




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Access to the Arts: In the Loop
                             November – December
                             Gallery events for visitors with a hearing impairment.
                             An fm portable loop system will be available at all events.
                             The equipment for these tours uses an FM radio signal to amplify the speaker. It is suitable
                             for use with hearing aids with a T switch or headphones can be worn if you don’t have this. If
                             you have not used this equipment and would like to try it out, you are welcome to visit the
                             Artlink office. Please get in touch to arrange a suitable time.

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Galápagos, Weds 7th Nov 2 – 3pm
Fruitmarket Gallery
This exhibition brings together work by twelve artists who have travelled to and spent time in the Galápagos
archipelago through a residency programme set up by the Galápagos Conservation Trust working with the Charles
Darwin Foundation. The programme aims to highlight some of the complex issues related to the islands.
The artists responses range across film-making, video, installation, painting, sculpture, photography, animation,
illustration and sound. With the involvement of scientists, tourists, and local inhabitants subjects of scientific and
social interest are presented from diverse perspectives.
The artworks present profound personal visions developed through time spent on the islands. Shown together, the
exhibition builds a unique dreamscape of a remarkable place, a series of messages for mankind from the stark
realities of Galápagos.
Join an exhibition tour to find out more about this fascinating project.
For further information and booking, contact Susan at Artlink susan@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk 0131 229 3555 option
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Zoe Beloff, Tues 4th Dec 11am – 12.30pm
Talbot Rice Gallery
This is the first solo exhibition of Edinburgh born Zoe Beloff in Scotland, including never before seen drawings and
films connecting Occupy Wall Street and the Paris Commune (1871).
The exhibition also includes a recreation of The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle. Zoe
works with a wide range of media including film, projection, performance, installation and drawing. She considers
herself a medium, an interface between the living and the dead, the real and the imaginary. Each project aims to
connect the present to the past so that it might illuminate the future in new ways.
Join an exhibition tour led by Curator of Education and Development Zoe Fothergill, to find out more about this
artist.
For further information and booking, contact Susan at Artlink susan@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk 0131 229 3555 option
1.
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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, a Scottish artist in St Ives, City Art Centre
Various dates at 2pm
Thurs 29th Nov, Thurs 6th Dec, Thurs 10th Jan, Thurs 24th Jan and Thurs 7th Feb at 2 pm
This is a major exhibition exploring the work of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912 – 2004). Wilhelmina was one of
the foremost painters working in St Ives after moving there in 1940 and was an integral part of a group of artists
which included Ben Nicolson and Barbara Hepworth.
Her works contributed greatly to the development of Modernist British painting in the mid to late twentieth century.
Her work generally lay on the divide between abstract and representational, typically drawing on inspirations from
landscape.
Join a special tour focussing on key works in the exhibition for visitors with a hearing impairment using a portable
loop system. For booking and information phone 0131 529 3963/2 529 5212 or e-mail
margaret.findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk




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                                         Planning a visit to the National Museum?
                                         BSL interpreters are available for tours and other events if you email
                                         tours@nms.ac.uk, giving at least two weeks’ notice.
More information about the museum with details and times of the tours that are running can be found on the
website: www.nms.ac.uk The National Museum of Scotland is unique: 20,000 objects, displayed in 36 galleries
grouped in five collection themes. Explore the natural world, art and design, science and technology, world cultures
and the history of Scotland from its very beginnings right up to the present day.
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Performed in BSL
                     BSL Storytelling
                     Join the Deaf storyteller bring to life some of Beatrix Potter’s classic tales and other stories, in their
                     native British Sign Language. Sessions will be followed by a short art activities delivered by
                     museum staff who have completed NVQ Level 3 BSL.
                     These sessions will run on Sat 1st December and Sat 26th January at 2pm.
                     Hope to see you there!
                     Scotland Street School Museum, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QB
                     Scotlandstreetbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk | Tel: 0141 287 0500 (voice only)


Accessible Theatre: Interpreted
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                     Full listings on our website: http://www.scod.org.uk/calendar.php
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                     Aberdeen | Signed
                     The Ladykillers, Thurs 14th Nov at 7.30pm
                     His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL.
                     Box Office Tel: 01224 641122, Fax: 01224 337632, Website: www.hmtaberdeen.com

                     Snow White, Sat 22nd Dec at 7pm AND Sat 29th Dec at 2.30pm
                     His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL.
                     Box Office Tel: 01224 641122, Fax: 01224 337632, Website: www.hmtaberdeen.com

                     The Mousetrap, Thurs 28th Feb 2013 at 7.30pm
                     His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL.
                     Box Office Tel: 01224 641122, Fax: 01224 337632, Website: www.hmtaberdeen.com
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                     Dundee | Signed
                     The Snow Queen, Fri 21st Dec at 7pm AND Thurs 27th Dec at 2.30pm.
                     Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB.
                     Box Office Tel: 01382 223530, Textphone 01382 342 611 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
                     Or email info@dundeereptheatre.co.uk for enquiries only. Interpreter: Lesley Crerar




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                Edinburgh | Signed

                The Ladykillers, Sat 10th Nov at 2.30pm
                King’s Theatre, King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ
                Booking: in person for the King’s at the Festival theatre Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529 6000,
                Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003. Interpreters: Nicolle Murdoch & Rosie Addis

                The Artist Man and the Mother Woman, Thurs 15th Nov at 7.30pm.
                Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX Tel 0131 248 4848 Email
                boxoffice@lyceum.org.uk Text relay 18001 (0131) 248 4848. Interpreter: Rosie Addis

                Edinburgh Gang Show, Sat 24th Nov at 2.15pm.
                King's Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LQ. Tel 0131 529 6000 Fax 0131 662 1199 Text
                relay 18001 (0131) 529 6003 www.edtheatres.com Interpreters: Gill Wood & Rosie Addis

                Soul Sister, Sat 8th Dec at 2.30pm
                Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT
                Booking: in person at the Festival theatre Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529 6000, Text Relay
                18001 0131 529 6003

                Dirty Dancing, Weds 12th Dec at 7.30pm
                Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-21 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Enquiries (v): 0131 524 3301; Box
                Office(v): 0870 606 3424; Access bookings(v): 0800 587 5007

                Mother Goose, Fri 14th Dec at 7pm AND Sat 5th Jan at 2pm
                King’s Theatre, King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ
                Booking: in person for the King’s at the Festival theatre Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529 6000,
                Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003

                Cinderella, Weds 19th Dec at 7pm
                Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
                Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                days). Interpreters: Rosie Addis & Louise Holden

                The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society, Thurs 20th Dec at 7.30pm.
                Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED
                boxoffice@traverse.co.uk Tel 0131 228 1404.
                What might happen if Arthur Conan Doyle is put face to face with Sherlock Holmes?
                Interpreter: Rosie Addis

                A Taste of Honey, Weds 6th Feb at 7.45pm
                Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
                Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                days).

                Cats, Weds 13th Feb at 7.30pm.
                Edinburgh Playhouse, 18–22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA
                Tel 0131 524 3301 Text relay 18001 (0131) 524 3301
                Email edinburghgroupsales@theambassadors.com

                Time and the Conways, Weds 6th March at 7.45pm
                Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
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                Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                days). Interpreters: Louise Holden & Rosie Addis

                High Society, Sat 9th March at 2.30pm
                Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT
                Tel 0131 529 6000 Fax 0131 662 1199 Text relay 18001 (0131) 529 6003 www.eft.co.uk

                Takin’ Over the Asylum, Weds 3rd April at 7.45pm
                Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
                Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                days). Interpreters: Louise Holden & Rosie Addis

                Pressure, Weds 29th May at 7.45pm
                Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
                Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                days). Interpreters: Louise Holden & Rosie Addis

                Hairspray, Weds 11th Sept at 7.30pm.
                Edinburgh Playhouse, 18–22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA
                Tel 0131 524 3301 Text relay 18001 (0131) 524 3301
                Email edinburghgroupsales@theambassadors.com | www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
                Interpreter: Sean Fitzsimmons
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                Glasgow | Signed

                Glasgow Girls, Thurs 8th Nov at 7.30pm
                Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS. Box Office: 0141 429 0022.

                The Woman in Black, Sat 1st Dec at 7.30pm
                Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA
                Web: www.theambassadors.com
                Box Office: Tel/Text 0844 871 7647; for access bookings: 0871 297 5477 Fax: 0141 240 1301

                Aganeza Scrooge, Sat 8th Dec at 2.30pm.
                Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB. Tickets: £7 - £17
                Box Office: 0141 552 4267 | www.tron.co.uk

                Sleeping Beauty, Thurs 13th Dec at 7pm.
                Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS. Box Office: 0141 429 0022.

                Cinderella, Thurs 13th Dec at 7pm and Weds 19th Dec at 7pm
                King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN.
                Tickets from theatre Box Office on Bath Street (open 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or tel(v0844 871 7648
                Option 4; text relay calls 18001 0844 871 7677 or email specialistsales@theambassadors.com.
                Interpreters: Morag Donnelly & Gordon Wylie Black

                Takin’ Over the Asylum, Thurs 28th Feb 2013 at 7.30pm.
                Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS. Box Office: 0141 429 0022.

                Rambert Dance Company: Labyrinth of Love Tour, Sat 2nd March at 7.30pm
                Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA Web: www.theambassadors.com
                Box Office: Tel/Text 0844 871 7647; for access bookings: 0871 297 5477 Fax: 0141 240 1301
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                     Inverness | Signed
                     Mother Goose, Weds 19th Dec at 7pm
                     Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA
                     Box Office Tel: 01463 234234
                     Box office open from 10am-10pm, Monday - Sunday
                     Email: boxoffice@eden-court.co.uk
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                     Sleeping Beauty, Sat 15th Dec at 7pm
                     Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy KY1 1ET
                     A Deaf Theatre Club event: tickets £5; or £10 forperformance + high tea. To book for the Deaf
                     Theatre Club event: text 07900852595 or email solarbearaccess@me.com
                     SLI: Rosie Addis
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                     Musselburgh | Signed

                     Puss in Boots, Thurs 3rd Jan at 2pm.
                     Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA
                     Tel 0131 665 2240 Interpreter: Rosie Addis
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                     Perth | Signed
                     Perth Theatre: For plays in the subscription season the last Saturday matinee of each show is BSL
                     interpreted. www.horsecross.co.uk;

                     The Cone Gatherers, Fri 9th Nov at 7.30pm
                     Perth Theatre, 185 High Street Perth PH1 5UW
                     Box office 0845 612 6324, Email: tickets@horsecross.co.uk

                     Mother Goose, Sat 15th Dec at 2pm
                     Perth Theatre, 185 High Street Perth PH1 5UW
                     Box office 0845 612 6324, Email: tickets@horsecross.co.uk
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                     St Andrews | Signed
                     Snow White, Sat 8th Dec at 2pm
                     Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9LA Box Office: 01334 475000,
                     Fax: 01334 475370


Accessible Theatre: Captioned
The Federation of Scottish Theatre www.scottishtheatres.com/ oversees captioning in Scotland’s theatres. Contact
your local theatre and ask to be added to their mailing list.
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                     Aberdeen | Captioned
                     The Ladykillers, Sat 17th Nov at 2.30pm
When                 His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL.
booking              Box Office Tel: 01224 641122, Fax: 01224 337632, Website: www.hmtaberdeen.com
tickets, ask
for seats            Blood Brothers, Sat 24th Nov matinee
suitable for         His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL.
viewing the          Box Office Tel: 01224 641122, Fax: 01224 337632, Website: www.hmtaberdeen.com
captions!
                     The Mousetrap, Sat 2nd March 2013 matinee
                     His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL.
                     Box Office Tel: 01224 641122, Fax: 01224 337632, Website: www.hmtaberdeen.com
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                   Dundee | Captioned
                   The Snow Queen, Sat 22nd Dec at 2.30.
                   Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB.
                   Box Office Tel: 01382 223530, Textphone 01382 342 611 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
                   Or email info@dundeereptheatre.co.uk for enquiries only.
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                   Edinburgh | Captioned
                   The Ladykillers, Thurs 8th Nov at 7.30pm
                   King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ
When booking       Booking: in person for the King’s at the Festival theatre Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529 6000,
tickets, ask for
                   Text Relay 18001 0131 529 6003
seats suitable
for viewing the
captions!          A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sat 10th Nov at 2.30pm
                   Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                   Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
                   Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                   7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                   days).

                   Soul Sister, Thurs 6th Dec at 7.30pm
                   Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT
                   Booking: in person at the Festival theatre Mon – Sat 10am-6pm; tel 0131 529 6000, Text Relay
                   18001 0131 529 6003

                   Cinderella, Sat 8th Dec at 2.30pm
                   Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                   Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
                   Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                   7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                   days).

                   Dirty Dancing, Tues 18th Dec at 7.30pm
                   Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-21 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Enquiries (v): 0131 524 3301; Box
                   Office(v): 0870 606 3424; Access bookings(v): 0800 587 5007

                   A Taste of Honey, Sat 9th Feb at 2.30pm
                   Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                   Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
                   Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                   7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                   days).

                   Cats, Weds 27th Feb at 7.30pm
                   Edinburgh Playhouse, 18–22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA
                   Tel 0131 524 3301 Text relay 18001 (0131) 524 3301
When booking
                   Email edinburghgroupsales@theambassadors.com
tickets, ask for
seats suitable     High Society, Thurs 7th March at 7.30pm
for viewing the    Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT
captions!          Tel 0131 529 6000 Fax 0131 662 1199 Text relay 18001 (0131) 529 6003 www.eft.co.uk

                   Time and the Conways, Sat 9th March at 2.30pm
                   Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                   Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
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                   Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                   7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                   days).
When booking
tickets, ask for   Takin’ Over the Asylum, Sat 6th April at 2.30pm
seats suitable     Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
for viewing the    Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
captions!          Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                   7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                   days).

                   Pressure, Sat 1st June at 2.30pm
                   Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
                   Box Office: Tel: (0131) 248 4848 | Group Tel: (0131) 248 4949
                   Box Office Opening Times: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm for advanced booking; until
                   7.45pm for tickets for that evening's performance (otherwise, 10am- 6pm on non-performance
                   days).
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                   Glasgow | Captioned
                   Glasgow Girls, Thurs 15th Nov at 7.30pm
When booking       Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS. Box Office: 0141 429 0022.
tickets, ask for
seats suitable
for viewing the
                   One Man, Two Guvnors, Fri 16th Nov at 7.30pm
captions!          Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA
                   Web: www.theambassadors.com
                   Box Office: Tel/Text 0844 871 7647; for access bookings: 0871 297 5477 Fax: 0141 240 1301

                   Chicago, Thurs 22nd Nov at 7.30pm
                   King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN.
                   Tickets from theatre Box Office on Bath Street (open 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or tel(v0844 871 7648
                   Option 4; text relay calls 18001 0844 871 7677 or email specialistsales@theambassadors.com.

                   Cinderella, Mon 17th Dec at 1pm and Thurs 27th Dec at 7pm
                   King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN.
                   Tickets from theatre Box Office on Bath Street (open 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or tel(v0844 871 7648
                   Option 4; text relay calls 18001 0844 871 7677 or email specialistsales@theambassadors.com.

                   Sleeping Beauty, Thurs 20th Dec at 7pm.
                   Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS. Box Office: 0141 429 0022.

                   Rocky Horror Show, Sat 2nd March 2013 at 5.30pm
                   King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN.
                   Tickets from theatre Box Office on Bath Street (open 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or tel(v0844 871 7648
                   Option 4; text relay calls 18001 0844 871 7677 or email specialistsales@theambassadors.com.

                   Takin’ Over the Asylum, Thurs 7th March 2013 at 7.30pm.
                   Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS. Box Office: 0141 429 0022.
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                   Inverness | Captioned

When booking       Mother Goose, Fri 21st Dec at 1.30pm
tickets, ask for   Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA
seats suitable     Box Office Tel: 01463 234234
for viewing the    Box office open from 10am-10pm, Monday - Sunday
captions!          Email: boxoffice@eden-court.co.uk
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                Perth | Captioned
            Mother Goose, Fri 14th Dec at 7pm
            Perth Theatre, 185 High Street Perth PH1 5UW
            Box office 0845 612 6324, Email: tickets@horsecross.co.uk
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                Captioned Films at the Cinema
                Keep up to date with the latest captioned releases by visiting our web calendar:
                http://www.scod.org.uk/calendar.php regularly to see captioned films (and details of other
                accessible shows and events) in Scotland at a glance. Listings are updated very frequently!
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                Edinburgh: Filmhouse cinema, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
                The Sapphires, Mon 19th Nov at 6.15pm
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                Glasgow: Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
                Avengers Assemble, Sat 17th Nov at 11.30am

                Get into the Christmas spirit this month with three screenings of the enduring classic,
                It's a Wonderful Life
                Mon 10th Nov at 5.50pm, Thurs 13th Nov at 12.45pm AND Tues 18th Nov at 5.30pm

                Arthur Christmas 3D, Sat 8th Dec at 11.30am
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                Inverness: Eden Court Cinema
                Skyfall, Mon 12th Nov at 8.30pm
                Argo, Weds 28th Nov at 7.45pm
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                More listings on our website: http://www.scod.org.uk/calendar.php
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                As always, the deadline is the end of this month.
                Please forward your contributions for the next bulletin to: bulletin@scod.org.uk.

SCoD Disclaimer
Where appropriate, information sources for the bulletin are printed at the foot of each article. Opinions expressed are
not necessarily those of SCoD. We cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of information. No endorsement of
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