Calling all Secretaries or Presidents of all Clubs, Groups, Societies, Associations, Institutes, etc. in the UK. Please, can you lend your support to SIGN our Petition to help SAVE the BBC Red Button Teletext Service from permanent closure in spring 2020. This is a vital service for many disabled and elderly people in the UK and is critically important in preventing further social isolation and loneliness in the community and should be kept on permanently.
To sign it contact Sarah Gayton by PM or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by PM us or email to email@example.com, NFBUK only need a YES from you and the NAME of your Club or Group etc. Sarah is coordinating this campaign for the NFBUK.
Many people think the red button teletext service was saved from switch off however this was only temporary and we still need to save in permanently.
The NFBUK will be meeting the BBC shortly to explain how important this service is and will re-submit this Petition. Thereafter the BBC will decide whether the BBC Red Button Teletext service will continue or be permanently closed down. To date the petition has 252 organisations supporting it from across the UK which include over 50 Age UK organisations.
Many people of all ages have contacted the NFBUK in desperation because they, or people they know, rely on this service for information. This included people who are visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, disabled, elderly and housebound etc. And also people who do not have Internet connection by means of computer, tablet or smart phone. Closure of this service will affect many people because it is a very easy to use format in a static text form.
Full details of the petition can be obtained by contacting Sarah or the NFBUK.
Individuals can also sign the petition by emailing the NFBUK.
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The NFBUK website can be found at https://www.nfbuk.org.