Archive for September, 2011

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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ASE Eyecare acting for the DWP, and a lack of respect

In April, there was a change in the legislation covering Disability Living Allowance (DLA), as it related to visually impaired people. DLA is a benefit which is paid to cover the extra costs incurred as a result of living with a disability. It has two components, the Care Component, which has three levels, and the Mobility Component, which has two. The levels relate to different levels of need, and people may get one or both components. Despite what... 
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SMK Foundation Awards – Pesky People features in Society Guardian article

Would you believe it has been nearly a year since Pesky People was a finalist in the SMK Foundation Awards 2010 (Consumer Action). The day of the awards ceremony I had to run between A11yLDN 2010 and the ceremony across London with a British Sign Language interpreter chasing after me. A lot has happened in that time with Pesky People and today is the 2011 awards ceremony and congratulation must go to all the 2011 finalists and awardees. Everyone deserves¬†recognition¬†and... 
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