Archive for 2011

Go Genie sponsoring October’s Birmingham Social Media Cafe

Tomorrow see’s the October Birmingham Social Media Cafe get together at Birmingham Town Hall. In the lead up to launching Go Genie it’s nice to give something back to the digital and bloggers network that got Pesky People going just over two years ago in September 2009. The first blog The future is not Orange was¬†written that night! Will also be making a wee announcement and need your help. Go Genie is coming to the end of it’s... 
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Ikea and the lost walking stick

are the subject of another blog complaint to Pesky People about failing their disabled customers. David blogged back in May that IKEA don’t like their disabled customers very much. That resulted in Gateshead store installing the proper induction loops and improving disabled access. I was emailed by Mikki McDonald about Ikea Bristol and how she had been waiting nine weeks for them to return her walking stick after leaving it behind after falling... 
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When BT Care fails to care for it’s disabled customers (part 1)

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Category Blogs, Digital, Technology

National Theatre: Accessibility Experts

I wanted to share another example of how powerful it can be when accessibility is done right… Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be able to see Frankenstein at the National Theatre. In fact, I was lucky enough to see it twice. The leads, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated the roles of the Creature and Victor Frankenstein. The National do some great accessibility stuff, signed performances, audio described performances,... 
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When Doctor Who gets it right

Many of you will have read my post about the Doctor Who Experience earlier this year, and people were incredibly supportive. So I really wanted to share when Doctor Who gets it right! As part of Manchester International Festival, Punchdrunk, a company specialising in “immersive theatre experiences”, created an interactive Doctor Who promenade theatre experience, written by Tom MacRae, who wrote the recent (and fantastic) Doctor Who episode... 
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Category Digital

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