Archive for 2011

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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Cafe Rouge and the Curious Tale of Secret Accessibility

ANOTHER UPDATE: I recieved the following email from  Cafe Rouge, in response to my contact:  Thank you for your feedback regarding our large print menu.  As I’m sure you are aware Café Rouge has recently undergone some changes to our classic menu to introduce some new dishes, unfortunately our large print menus are yet to be updated to incorporate these changes. However, after speaking with our marketing department they have informed me that... 
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Being an audiologist doesn’t make you Deaf friendly

Last week after much waiting in frustration on my part I got fitted with my new digital hearing aids from the NHS. Oticon Chili (or as the NHS call them Sprit Zest C It’s only taken six months of waiting. You’d think I’d be jumping for joy at the wonderful instruments – the latest gadgetry in NHS Digital aids (a new post to follow). The features if you are really interested are best explained by Oticon website and a brilliant... 
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Debenhams putting up the barriers. Yet again.

– by David Colley Monday I went shopping in Sunderland. I love Sunderland. Which is a risky position to take sometimes, living as I do, north of the river. But I digress. I popped into Debenhams. I wanted some kitchen stuff and to mooch for present ideas. So I headed straight for homeware on the top floor. And came to a brisk stop.  I could see a cornucopia of products ahead of me. A veritable Aladdin’s cave of kitchen ware, gadgets and... 
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