Archive for October, 2009

Digital inclusion not just be a buzz word

Pesky People blogger Alison Smith is in Glasgow due to close family bereavement. The support and appreciation and offers of help, openness and willingness to work with us since the last blog has been fantastic. (Read Hello Digital : Digital Disaster) Pesky People is looking forward to working with Hello Digital, Screen WM and all wonderful people involved in the Digital scene to find fantastic ways to address accessibility and engagement and involvement... 
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Hello Digital : Digital Disaster

On Wed 21st September I attended the Hello Digital Conference part of Digital Birmingham’s Digital Festival along with loads of others. It was packed. Judging by the twitter feeds for #HD09 everyone had a fantastic time I didn’t. Despite being told there would be British Sign Language Interpreters British Sign Language Interpreters (SLIs) booked – they weren’t. The event started at 8am. They called Birmingham Institute for the Deaf at... 
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Sion Simon responds: how will Disabled + Deaf people get full access to the web?

Pesky People posed a question to Sion Simon the MP and Creative Industries Minister via the online site Yoosk.com – which describes itself as an ‘interactive global citizen’s news and gossip co-zine-collaborative magazine’. We asked: “What will you be doing to ensure digital inequalities are addressed? Specifically how you will ensure that the WAG 2.0 guidelines are met in the creation of digital content and what standards... 
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Ukraine V England qualifier: Deaf fans do not count

Is this the future of broadcasting? England’s World Cup qualifier live online against Ukraine on Saturday (on 10th October 2009) won’t be subtitled or audio described. A historic moment in broadcasting for football fans everywhere – yet again Deaf and Disabled fans will miss out. If they are watching it – it will be without sound. Maybe they’ll club together to pay the extra £50+ an hour needed for two British Sign Language... 
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