Archive for August, 2010

Pesky People speaking at B2 Camp on 12 August 2010

Pesky People is doing a short presentation at the B2Camp on 12th August in the Birmingham Library Theatre. Pesky People ‘s presentation is about digital accessibility and announcing both the OLILI project and Pesky People’s new website . The unconference focuses on the built environment and digital technologies – like last year there is a sparkling line up including: Brian Gambles – Head of BCC Library Services (Introduction... 
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Watch National Digital Inclusion 2010 online with subtitles + BSL interpretation

We have been harping since we started a year ago about web accessibility and the need for Disabled and Deaf people to access online content. A great example of this is the The National Digital Inclusion Conference that took place in March 2010 streamed the video content not only live with subtitles and BSL interpretation but made it available afterwards. Alison Smith from Pesky People also got to present two of the Pitches that were taken forward... 
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Manifesto for a Networked Nation (Disabled need not apply)

The Race to get everyone online by 2012 kicked off on 12 July yet in the stampede to the digital finishing line – Disabled and Deaf people will still be left at the starting block. There is no chance of the 48% currently offline getting online by 2012! Why? Start by looking at the image opposite – can you read the title? Block pink capitals on the top left of the image? Inside it is even harder to follow, I wonder how someone who is partially... 
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Disabled toilets are accessible to no one

When you are out and about and rushing to find a loo, take a moment to reflect the state of our nation’s toilets. There is much to be said about the great plumbing put in place by the Romans and Victorians. But modern day public ablutions are fraught with stress. Visiting the loo often means you’re crammed in like sardines into the tinest of cubicals with no room for your bags, never mind your bum on that seat. Disabled people make up... 
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