Archive for September, 2010

Being a SMK Foundation campaigner finalist

Pesky People is delighted to announce that I (Alison) am a finalists in the SMK Foundation Awards Campaigner Awards 2010 (Consumer Action) – sponsored by Which? To quote The Consumer Action Award is ‘for campaigners who are fighting to get a fair deal for all’. It is fantastic to have my work on Pesky People recognised in this way and more so as a Deaf person. I’m told it was a tough competition. I had to apply, then was... 
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The case for the Disabled customer

You may not know it but Disabled people are worth £80 billion to the UK economy. Any organisation that doesn’t take the economic impact of Disabled people seriously is loosing out. A new report commissioned by the Business Department and Office for Disability Issues concludes that companies are losing 1 in 5 of their customers as a result of failing to meet the needs of disabled customers. Despite the 1996, 2005 Disability Discrimination Act... 
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Polls Apart 2010: Opening Elections to Disabled People

It is with horror that we read the newly released Polls Apart 2010: Opening Elections to Disabled People report from Scope outlining the reality for Disabled and Deaf voters in the last general election in May 2010. The report states that:  67% of polling stations had one or more significant access barriers to disabled voters. This is just 1% percent improvement from the last General Election and 2% from the General Election of 2001. It goes... 
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Category Blogs, Legislation, News

Pesky’s 10 digital access commandments

Pesky People’s has 10 Digital Commandments that helps make good websites accessible. Do my research – I will find out what makes a good website design that is accessible for a range of access needs. Undertake Disability Awareness Training / Deaf Awareness Training and ensure key staff do this too. Know my legal requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (now Equalities Act 2010). Consult with local Disabled and Deaf people about... 
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