Archive for March, 2010

Disabled people not included: Building Britain’s Digital Future

Yesterday Gordon Brown outlined the Labour government’s plans for Building Britain’s Digital Future at The Hub in London. I followed on Twitter not being one of the lucky ones to be invited there in person. So who did attend to represent Disabled and Deaf people? This post focuses on the presentation of speech digitally – from a disability/deaf access point of view. A future post will review the plans. The video of Gordon Browns’... 
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WM Girl Geek Dinner – lets meet up

Being new(ish) on the block tucking into the digital stuff, I’m conscious that there are fewer woman visible in the industry compared to the number of men. It is nice to find out about girl geek dinners and taking my passion for everything digital and gadgetry to find it includes meeting up with like minded people. What is involved? To paraphrase from girl geek dinners website: informal, buffet dinner style with finger foods and wine and soft... 
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Category Blogs, Digital

#NDI10 Day 1

It’s late I should be asleep and I’m still buzzing over the events of my first and the 5th year of Digital Inclusion Conference. I never knew it even existed before – if I had not started Pesky People I would not know about it. So in the mists of what gets reported in the papers about addresses from the PM and various MPs. For me a first – BSL not only included but streamed LIVE not 10 weeks after – but at the same time.... 
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Is this a first? BSL steaming live online at NDI10

British Sign Lanaguge interpretation of the National Digital Inclusion Conference (10-11 March 2010) will be not be only provided at the conference but is also to be streamed online with separate filming thanks to the work of Pesky People. This means that many Deaf people (80,000 according to RNID figures), will for the first time, have access to watching NDI10 live on the web but also be able to watch the proceedings in BSL afterwards! This is a... 
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National Digital Inclusion Conference restricts deaf access

Update Organisers have stepped up efforts to find BSL interpreters following @alisonvsmith’s postings on twtitter – thanks to the  intervention of great people on Twitter especially @DC10plusnetwork and @sarahkatenorman. It is clear that without this very public cryout by @alisonvsmith it would fall through the big digital exclusion cracks in the floor and be ignored. Sadly there has been no reply to Alison since 26th February and she... 
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