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  • Gareth Foulkes
    I m with Orange but the cost of the Blackberry, internet access and emails are met through ATW and my employers. I just use a different mobile with pay as you
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      I'm with Orange but the cost of the Blackberry, internet access and
      emails are met through ATW and my employers. I just use a different
      mobile with pay as you go for private sms texts or tell people to
      email me at home. I can pick up both work and private emails on the
      Blackberry if I'm away from home.

      --- In hardofhearinguk@..., Katherine Cooley
      <katherinecooley@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Thanks Gareth and others for your feedback! Very helpful.
      >
      > I have a couple of additional questsions:
      > For blackberry/mobile phones, do you find that one service provider
      (Orange, Vodafone, BT, et al) works better for unlimited texts/email
      and/or is more responsive to the needs of deaf/hard-of-hearing
      customers?
      >
      > Also, has anyone tried out the Screenphone as seen on the RNID
      website?
      http://www.rnid.org.uk/shop/products/telephones/screenphone.htm I
      would be interested to know whether it works well, or if it's easier
      just to use a regular teletypewriter/minicom.
      >
      > Many thanks, Katherine
      > Katherine Cooleykatherinecooley@...
      >
      >
      > Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:04:57 +0000From: hardofhearinguk@...:
      hardofhearinguk@...: [Hard of Hearing UK] Digest Number 2167
      >
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      >
      >
      > Hard of Hearing UK - A friendly club for
      >
      > Messages In This Digest (2 Messages)
      >
      >
      > 1.
      > Visual play, 'The Diver' at Soho Theatre From: Charlie Swinbourne
      >
      > 2.1.
      > Re: advice on preferred communication technologies? From: Gareth
      Foulkes
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      > Visual play, 'The Diver' at Soho Theatre
      > Posted by: "Charlie Swinbourne" charlieswinbourne@... cswinbourne
      > Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:11 pm
      > Hi all,The next accessible play here at Soho Theatre is perfect for
      everyone whoenjoys VISUAL theatre!As always, you can see all the info
      on our regular YouTube clip, in BSL withcaptions and voice
      over:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-FkKAvJBSUThe Diver is a brand
      new play, which is very physical and visual, which ishas been
      produced in connection with a Japanese Theatre company who werelast
      at the theatre in 2006 with an acclaimed production of 'The Bee.'The
      story links a Japanese classic novel with a modern murder case in
      whicha woman killed her lover's family . An award winning British
      actress,Kathryn Hunter plays the suspect.As she undergoes police and
      psychological investigation, her personalityshifts as she becomes
      different characters, ands the play comes alive as wesee different
      stories being told.*Captioned: Friday 11th July at 7.30pm.BSL
      interpreted: Sat 19th July at 3pm.* Tickets cost £7.50, please
      mention that you are using the captioning orBSL.You can book tickets
      in the following ways:By SMS, simply text the theatre on 07925 576105
      or phone the theatre on 0207478 0100, use Typetalk if you need
      to.Email box1@... for email bookings.You can also use the website,
      www.sohotheatre.com.If you have any enquiries, please contact me by
      email:charlie@... .Thanks!*Charlie Swinbourne*Access OfficerSoho
      Theatrehttp://sohotheatre.comTel: 0207 478 0128Mobile: 07884
      061038Textphone: 0207 478 0148charlie@...[Non-text portions of this
      message have been removed]
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      > Re: advice on preferred communication technologies?
      > Posted by: "Gareth Foulkes" garethfoulkes.home@... garethfoulkes
      > Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:16 am
      > Hi Katherine,I found the best approach for me was to embrace all
      new technology as it became available and to explore all available
      funding ...Access to Work, Disabled Students Allowance (when a
      student) etc.Currently I really rely on a Blackberry provided by work
      and a mobile phone for private texts. When attending large meetings I
      ask for palantype instant speech to text transcription. I change my
      NHS hearing aids as often as I can and as the technology improves. I
      sometimes use a personal FM radio aid for smaller meetings if a
      palantypist or BSL/SSE interpreter isn't available. As lipreading can
      be a drag I made a decision 20 years ago to learn to sign. This was
      an enormous step forward for me as I went to a hearing mainstream
      school as a child and consequently was a bit of a wall flower.
      Learning to sign enabled me to socialise with other deaf and HoH
      people and they helped me to be more assertive when in situations
      with hearing people when I couldn't easily lip read.I still use
      Typetalk for urgent live calls but email and sms texts have largely
      replaced my minicom use. Same applies for the fax.Cheers--- In
      hardofhearinguk@..., Katherine Cooley
      <katherinecooley@> wrote:>> > First, let me introduce myself--I have
      been a lurker on this group for a few months now while my husband and
      I were preparing to move back to the UK. > > I'm Katherine, 34 years
      old and profoundly deaf since birth; I wear hearing aids but am
      primarily dependent on lipreading. I can be pretty well understood by
      most people. I grew up in California, but have lived in various
      places and a variety of jobs in publishing, computers, web site
      management, and marketing, and have also qualified as a pastry chef
      (tho never applied that to real work). > > My British husband and I
      just moved to South Devon a couple of weeks ago from the USA. I'd be
      interested in meeting up with other hard-of-hearing and deaf people
      from the South West, and hope to make it to a London gathering
      sometime. > > I previously lived in the UK as a student in Brighton
      between 1993-96, so I am familiar with Typetalk and teletext
      subtitles, and have an ancient Minicom 7. > > However, the passage of
      12 years means I'm in a bit of a time warp! Thus I would appreciate
      any advice or opinions the group might have about communication
      technologies--what your preferred methods are with hearing and other
      deaf people. Whether that be Typetalk, online relay, mobile texting,
      Blackberry push email, regular email, etc... Also what works well for
      you at work. I would appreciate knowing what works and what to stay
      away from! There's already been some useful info on here about
      Freeview and DVR recorders--many thanks. > > If you prefer, you can
      email me off list at katherinecooley@> > Hope to meet some of you in
      the future, and thanks in advance for any advice you might provide. >
      > yoursKatherine> > > Katherine Cooleykatherinecooley@> > [Non-text
      portions of this message have been removed]>
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    • tinatanabug
      I didn t realise ATW would pay for a Blackberry - my employer bought mine for me. I have a Geemarc Screenphone and it works just like a Uniphone textphone, you
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        I didn't realise ATW would pay for a Blackberry - my employer bought
        mine for me.
        I have a Geemarc Screenphone and it works just like a Uniphone
        textphone, you speak and the respondent's text comes up via TypeTalk.
        The TypeTalk prefix was a problem. The tricky bit is where you may have
        a telephone system whereby internal staff were unable to call me direct
        due to the system's bar on the 18002 number.
        To solve this, I have two phone lines at my desk, with one of them
        being the normal line like everyone else has, and this is the number
        that people call (without the Typetalk prefix). When people dial that
        phone number, this gets redirected to dial my other (analogue) line
        with the Typetalk prefix. This means I don't have to worry about
        someone dialling a prefix, and don't have to worry about calls made
        internally by colleagues. People just dial my normal number.
      • Mike & Mags
        I’m with Vodafone for work emails, SMS, internet access, WiFi and go a bit better that I can make Typetalk calls by TBT on Nokia E90 whereas all Blackberry
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          I’m with Vodafone for work emails, SMS, internet access, WiFi and go a bit
          better that I can make Typetalk calls by TBT on Nokia E90 whereas all
          Blackberry models are incompatible with TBT!



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          From: hardofhearinguk@...
          [mailto:hardofhearinguk@...] On Behalf Of Gareth Foulkes
          Sent: 03 July 2008 11:56
          To: hardofhearinguk@...
          Subject: Re: [Hard of Hearing UK] Digest Number 2167



          I'm with Orange but the cost of the Blackberry, internet access and
          emails are met through ATW and my employers. I just use a different
          mobile with pay as you go for private sms texts or tell people to
          email me at home. I can pick up both work and private emails on the
          Blackberry if I'm away from home.

          --- In hardofhearinguk@ <mailto:hardofhearinguk%40yahoogroups.co.uk>
          yahoogroups.co.uk, Katherine Cooley
          <katherinecooley@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > Thanks Gareth and others for your feedback! Very helpful.
          >
          > I have a couple of additional questsions:
          > For blackberry/mobile phones, do you find that one service provider
          (Orange, Vodafone, BT, et al) works better for unlimited texts/email
          and/or is more responsive to the needs of deaf/hard-of-hearing
          customers?
          >
          > Also, has anyone tried out the Screenphone as seen on the RNID
          website?
          http://www.rnid
          <http://www.rnid.org.uk/shop/products/telephones/screenphone.htm>
          org.uk/shop/products/telephones/screenphone.htm I
          would be interested to know whether it works well, or if it's easier
          just to use a regular teletypewriter/minicom.
          >
          > Many thanks, Katherine
          > Katherine Cooleykatherinecooley@...
          >
          >
          > Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:04:57 +0000From: hardofhearinguk@...:
          hardofhearinguk@...: [Hard of Hearing UK] Digest Number 2167
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > Hard of Hearing UK - A friendly club for
          >
          > Messages In This Digest (2 Messages)
          >
          >
          > 1.
          > Visual play, 'The Diver' at Soho Theatre From: Charlie Swinbourne
          >
          > 2.1.
          > Re: advice on preferred communication technologies? From: Gareth
          Foulkes
          > View All Topics | Create New Topic
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          >
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          > 1.
          >
          > Visual play, 'The Diver' at Soho Theatre
          > Posted by: "Charlie Swinbourne" charlieswinbourne@... cswinbourne
          > Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:11 pm
          > Hi all,The next accessible play here at Soho Theatre is perfect for
          everyone whoenjoys VISUAL theatre!As always, you can see all the info
          on our regular YouTube clip, in BSL withcaptions and voice
          over:http://www.youtube <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-FkKAvJBSUThe>
          com/watch?v=V-FkKAvJBSUThe Diver is a brand
          new play, which is very physical and visual, which ishas been
          produced in connection with a Japanese Theatre company who werelast
          at the theatre in 2006 with an acclaimed production of 'The Bee.'The
          story links a Japanese classic novel with a modern murder case in
          whicha woman killed her lover's family . An award winning British
          actress,Kathryn Hunter plays the suspect.As she undergoes police and
          psychological investigation, her personalityshifts as she becomes
          different characters, ands the play comes alive as wesee different
          stories being told.*Captioned: Friday 11th July at 7.30pm.BSL
          interpreted: Sat 19th July at 3pm.* Tickets cost £7.50, please
          mention that you are using the captioning orBSL.You can book tickets
          in the following ways:By SMS, simply text the theatre on 07925 576105
          or phone the theatre on 0207478 0100, use Typetalk if you need
          to.Email box1@... for email bookings.You can also use the website,
          www.sohotheatre.com.If you have any enquiries, please contact me by
          email:charlie@... .Thanks!*Charlie Swinbourne*Access OfficerSoho
          Theatrehttp: <Theatrehttp://sohotheatre.comTel:> //sohotheatre.comTel: 0207
          478 0128Mobile: 07884
          061038Textphone: 0207 478 0148charlie@...[Non-text portions of this
          message have been removed]
          >
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          > 2.1.
          >
          > Re: advice on preferred communication technologies?
          > Posted by: "Gareth Foulkes" garethfoulkes.home@... garethfoulkes
          > Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:16 am
          > Hi Katherine,I found the best approach for me was to embrace all
          new technology as it became available and to explore all available
          funding ...Access to Work, Disabled Students Allowance (when a
          student) etc.Currently I really rely on a Blackberry provided by work
          and a mobile phone for private texts. When attending large meetings I
          ask for palantype instant speech to text transcription. I change my
          NHS hearing aids as often as I can and as the technology improves. I
          sometimes use a personal FM radio aid for smaller meetings if a
          palantypist or BSL/SSE interpreter isn't available. As lipreading can
          be a drag I made a decision 20 years ago to learn to sign. This was
          an enormous step forward for me as I went to a hearing mainstream
          school as a child and consequently was a bit of a wall flower.
          Learning to sign enabled me to socialise with other deaf and HoH
          people and they helped me to be more assertive when in situations
          with hearing people when I couldn't easily lip read.I still use
          Typetalk for urgent live calls but email and sms texts have largely
          replaced my minicom use. Same applies for the fax.Cheers--- In
          hardofhearinguk@ <mailto:hardofhearinguk%40yahoogroups.co.uk>
          yahoogroups.co.uk, Katherine Cooley
          <katherinecooley@> wrote:>> > First, let me introduce myself--I have
          been a lurker on this group for a few months now while my husband and
          I were preparing to move back to the UK. > > I'm Katherine, 34 years
          old and profoundly deaf since birth; I wear hearing aids but am
          primarily dependent on lipreading. I can be pretty well understood by
          most people. I grew up in California, but have lived in various
          places and a variety of jobs in publishing, computers, web site
          management, and marketing, and have also qualified as a pastry chef
          (tho never applied that to real work). > > My British husband and I
          just moved to South Devon a couple of weeks ago from the USA. I'd be
          interested in meeting up with other hard-of-hearing and deaf people
          from the South West, and hope to make it to a London gathering
          sometime. > > I previously lived in the UK as a student in Brighton
          between 1993-96, so I am familiar with Typetalk and teletext
          subtitles, and have an ancient Minicom 7. > > However, the passage of
          12 years means I'm in a bit of a time warp! Thus I would appreciate
          any advice or opinions the group might have about communication
          technologies--what your preferred methods are with hearing and other
          deaf people. Whether that be Typetalk, online relay, mobile texting,
          Blackberry push email, regular email, etc... Also what works well for
          you at work. I would appreciate knowing what works and what to stay
          away from! There's already been some useful info on here about
          Freeview and DVR recorders--many thanks. > > If you prefer, you can
          email me off list at katherinecooley@> > Hope to meet some of you in
          the future, and thanks in advance for any advice you might provide. >
          > yoursKatherine> > > Katherine Cooleykatherinecooley@> > [Non-text
          portions of this message have been removed]>
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