Useful contacts

Don't worry if you're not sure how to produce your documents in other formats, or which interpreter to book. There are several people you can contact for help and advice.

Contact the Equalities Team on 01962 847789 for advice on services for:

Contact the Corporate Communications Team, on 01962 846415, for guidance on producing publications which meet the minimum standards of the Disability Discrimination Act and our Communications strategy.

Contact the Hantsweb Team on 01962 846544 for advice on producing accessible web pages.

Contact the Plain Language Commission for details of their accreditation scheme. Hampshire County Council is a corporate member of the Plain Language Commission. As a corporate member, our work is given priority status and we get discounts on services.

Martin Cutts,Research Director
Plain Language Commission
The Castle,29 Stoneheads
Whaley Bridge,High Peak
SK23 7BB
Tel: 01663 733177
Fax: 01663 735135
Web: http://www.clearest.co.uk
E-mail: mail@clearest.co.uk

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Services for people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing

Interpreters

Ann McAllister
TEAM Communications
27 Novello Close
Brighton Hill
Basingstoke
RG22 4LF

Tel: 01256 467081
Text phone: 01256 467087
Video phone: 01256 321419
Fax: 01256 321452

Association of Lipspeakers
5 Furlong Close
Upper Tean
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
ST10 4LB

Tel: 01538 722482
Fax/Minicom: 01538 722442
E-mail: information@lipspeaking.co.uk
Web: www.lipspeaking.co.uk - includes a directory of lipspeakers by region.

Lesley Weatherson - Registered level 3 Lipspeaker.
07736 941789
01329 237991
E-mail: lesley.weatherson@ntlword.com
Web: www.lipspeaking.co.uk

Hampshire Deaf Association
Spitfire House
28-29 High Street
Southampton
SO14 2DF

Tel: 023 8022 0225

Signature - formally known as The Council of Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP)

Web: http://www.signature.org.uk/

Typetalk

To call a textphone user, dial 18002 and then the full telephone number (including area code and prefix for an outside line if necessary, eg 9).

If you have any problems, call: RNID Typetalk Customer Support on 0800 7311 888

Typetalk Customer Service for Text Users on 18001 0800 500 888

Speech to Text Reporting Services - Provides speech to text reporting at meetings and events for deaf or hard of hearing people
11 Chapel Place
Rivington Street
London
EC2 3DQ

Tel: 020 7749 9119
Fax: 020 7613 5806
E-mail: cbedlow@ubiqus.com

Services for blind or visually impaired people

Braille

Portsmouth Central Library

Tel: 023 9275 1737

Hampshire Association for the Care for the Blind (HACB)
25 Church Road
Bishopstoke
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO5 6BL

Tel: 023 8064 1244
E-mail: info@hacb.org.uk
Web: www.hacb.org.uk

Business Liaison Team
RNIB
PO Box 173
Peterborough
PE2 6WS

Tel: 01733 375370
Fax: 01733 375379
E-mail: busdev@rnib.org.uk

Audio tape production

Off the Page
Audio Transcription Service
11 Weston Lea
West Horsley
Surrey
KT24 6LG

Tel: 01483 282922
E-mail: offthepage@btinternet.com

Southampton Area Talking Echo
Centre for the Blind
3 Bassett Avenue
Southampton
Hampshire
SO16 7DP

Tel: 023 8076 7583

John Collar, Acting Chair

Audio tape production

Focus Television and Audio Production
Pinegrove Studios
Pinegrove Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO19 2PP

Tel: 023 8044 8822
Fax: 023 8043 5898
E-mail: biz@focusbiz.co.uk
Web: www.focusbiz.co.uk

Location Recording

Tel: 01329 238522

Tapestream Duplication

Tel: 01798 344108

Business Liaison Team - Transcription into Braille, large print or audio tape
Royal National Institute of the Blind
PO Box 173
Peterborough
PE2 6WS

Tel: 01733 375 370
Fax: 01733 375 379
E-mail: businesslink@rnib.org.uk

Services for people with learning difficulties

 

Learning Disability Commissioning Team
Social Services Department
Hampshire County Council
Trafalgar House
The Castle
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8UQ

Tel: 01962 877681

Norah Fry Research Centre
3 Priory Road
Bristol
BS8 1TX

Tel: 0117 923 8137
Fax: 0117 946 6553

Foreign language translators

 

Language Line

Tel: 020 7700 4392
Fax: 020 7520 1450
Web: www.languageline.co.uk
Telephone interpreting number: 0845 310 9900

Access to Communication
Southampton Interpreting and Translation Service
Fairways House
Mount Pleasant Road
Southampton
SO14 0SP

Tel: 023 8082 5300
Fax: 023 8024 1311

Wessex Translations Language Management

Tel: 08701 669300
Fax: 08701 669299
E-mail: enquiries@wt-lm.com
Web: www.wt-languagemanagement.com

General

 

The British Council of Disabled People
Litchurch Plaza
Lotchurch Lane
Derby
DE24 8AA

Tel: 01332 295551
Fax: 01332 295581
Minicom: 01332 295581
E-mail: general@bcodp.org.uk
Web: www.ukdpc.net/
www.disabilityinformation.com