Archive for August, 2010

Hands On: Cultural Leaders Programme

Exciting news to announce that DaDa the Disability and Deaf Arts agency in Liverpool is delivering a short project for twenty Deaf Arts and Cultural Leaders, at ‘mid career’ stages on their developments. This programme is part of the Cultural Leadership Programme and is the first of it’s kind. Download both pdf and word documents. Applications will be accepted by DaDa in video or by an application form. Hands On Deaf Cultural Leadership... 
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New website launching soon

Pesky People has a new website being developed by Laura Whitehead (on twitter as @littlelaura) and we hope to be live from end of next week. In meantime browse our old site and look forward to you digging around the new site very soon. Alison  Read More →

Deaf Mugger – a new use for Access to Work support

The government has a very useful funding scheme called Access to Work which pays for disabled people to get the assistance they need to do their job properly. Deaf people use this fund to pay for interpreter support, or note takers. Ben Green, the writer and actor in this film, worked as an interpreter booker for See Hear and perhaps thought, taken to its logical conclusion, that Deaf criminals would have the same access needs as anyone else! Written... 
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Pesky People successes

We are a newly formed company led by Disabled people (Director Alison Smith). Alison has 17+ years experience working in the cultural sector and now works as a freelance arts consultant. Pesky People was set up as a direct response to the Digital Britain report and its exclusion of Disabled and Deaf people. It continues to campaign about the need for full accessibility to websites, digital content and products. Since we started on 1 September 2009... 
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Breaking news: Pesky People awarded £25,000

It’s with great pleasure to announce that we have been awarded  £25,000 from the Arts Council’s Digital Content Development Programme for our OLILI project. We are working in partnership with The Workshop in Sheffield to develop multi-level platform  that enables disabled people to seek out Disability access information (in real time) and add their own commentary and listings including reviews, pictures, audio and videos. This will... 
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