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BBC Red Button Teletext Saved from Switch Off

BBC Red Button Teletext Saved from Switch Off

The BBC Red Button Teletext Service has been saved from switch off after the NFBUK and British Deaf Association handed in a petition to the Director General of the BBC Lord Hall and to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street on Monday 27th January 2020.

Disability Sheffield backed the petition along with 174 other organisations from across the UK including Age UK and the National Association of Deafened People (NADP).

The petition called for an immediate pause to the closure of the BBC Red Button Teletext Service, which is a vital lifeline for many disabled, older and vulnerable people across the UK and is a much loved service by many people across the UK.

The NFBUK are asking for people to please contact them with their further personal stories of why they rely, use and love the BBC Red Button Teletext Service, which will be submitted to the BBC and the Government. Please contact NFBUK via voice telephone – 01924 291313, by voice or text to 07903 155858, via email to admin@nfbuk.co.uk or sarahgayton@yahoo.co.uk or by post to NFBUK, Sir John Wilson House, 215 Kirkgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1JG.

The NFBUK would also please encourage people to contact their MP urgently to explain how important this service is to them and that it must never be switched off. To find your MP and their contact details visit the MPs and Lords page on the GOV.UK website.


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