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About Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and in public buildings.

Hearing Dogs was launched at the world famous Crufts dog show in 1982. Since then we have created over 1,600 life-changing partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogs in the UK. There are currently over 750 working partnerships in the country.

We train hearing dogs to alert deaf people to important household sounds and danger signals such as the alarm clock, doorbell, telephone and smoke alarm - providing independence, confidence and valuable companionship.

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Opening ears to deaf access

Having been on the wrong end of ignorance and poor provision, Ruthy Fletcher decided not to get mad but get active and set up her own resource

In my day-to-day work I advise companies on how they can support deaf employees and customers in their work­place. I run the business through my website.

I help, train and teach hearing people to understand the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing people, working across a range of settings including hotels, guest houses, hospitals, councils and GP surgeries.

After being laid off from my job as a copy typist in 2010, I vowed to do some­thing that would help others with a hearing impairment.

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TalkByText Home Edition turn a PC with abroad and connection in to a fully working text phone

a massive leap forward
Pioneering software developed by RNID is set to revolutionise the way people communicate with friends and loved ones by providing real-time text conversation on the PC. TalkByText Home Edition turns a PC with a broadband connection into a fully working textphone, so you can keep in touch with friends and family.

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Bus help for hard of hearing
A KIRKCALDY man has joined forces with bus giants Stagecoach to help hard of hearing travellers enjoy more pleasant journeys. Jack Carr, of Fife Independent Disability Network Disability Network (FIDN), spearheads a scheme which will allow sensory impaired bus users to ask drivers for help, without drawing attention to their disability.

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The New Scottish Parliament Text Service

We had a link containing infor mation on the Scottish Parliament`s trialling of a text message service but while I doing some work on the work on the website site I found the links I had on the document on longer work so I got in touch with the relevant person at The Scottish Parliament and got the below response

"The Scottish Parliament has recently launched a new website, which may explain why links in old documents are no longer active.  We no longer have a webpage about the SMS text message service on the new website – However, I can confirm that Public Information can still accept enquiries via SMS text message.  Please note that the number to use is now 07786 209 888 (text messages still charged at standard network rate) although enquirers no longer have to start each text with ‘SP’.  Additionally, the services mentioned below (such as texting ‘MSP’ plus a postcode to receive a list of the MSPs who represent you) are also still active. 

It may also be worth mentioning another service that has proven to be popular: A  pack of leaflets about the work of the Scottish Parliament can be sent out, free of charge, by texting the word ‘PACK’ followed by the enquirer’s full name and address."

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This image link will take you to Ring & Ride is a service offering door to door travel Ring & Ride is a service offering door to door travel, operating within a defined area, for those who find it difficult or impossible to use ordinary buses. This difficulty can be permanent or temporary, physical, mental or sensory. Travel in the Dunfermline area can be anytime between 8.00am and 10.00pm
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txt2traveline is a mobile phone texting service which allows you get bus times sent to you for any bus stop you choose. The service covers all bus companies and is a partnership between Fife Council and Traveline Scotland. You can get the bus times for ANY bus stop in Fife. Download the promotional leaflet from the Publications section on this page.

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(People with Hearing Difficulties).
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This image is not a link Blind Activities Supporting Events.. We are a small community group in East Fife of people with a visual impairment (VI). We aim to help ourselves by arranging a program of supported physical activities that members wish to participate in such as swimming, walking, cycling, canoeing, etc., with the idea of helping VIP (visually impaired people) keep fit and healthy and avoid becoming a burden on society. We are currently applying for charitable status and fund raising. Last year we organised a canoe trip down the River Tay. If you are interested contact Joe on 01334 475909 or 01333 450301
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REVIEW OF COMMUNITY EYECARE SERVICES IN SCOTLAND 2006
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Disabilities Fife
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16 East Fergus Place
KIRKCALDY, Fife 
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Scottish Charity No: SC 026112