Archive for 2013

Doctor Who Celebration: A Resolution of Sorts

Meeting The Moff Hello, Samantha here, with a long overdue update on the Doctor Who Celebration Convention access issues I blogged about back in July.   A brief reminder: disabled fans were told, wrongly it seems, that they had to phone the box office when tickets went on sale to get access and carer tickets (apparently it was only the carer tickets that needed to be booked this way, but this was contrary to information given in response to queries... 
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Fire Safety for Disabled People at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel

We’ve become aware of a worrying report about an incident at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel last weekend. A gentleman, who would like to remain anonymous, has told us about his experience. His fiancee has a complex congenital neuromuscular disorder, causing lack of balance, muscle loss, reduced feeling in extremities, chronic fatigue, back problems, and nerve damage, and is a wheelchair user. When they arrived at the hotel, they requested... 
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Not-so-EasyJet- A disabled person’s journey: there and back again

Continued from my previous blog, Preflight Checks, on travelling with disabilities and health conditions. As I said in my previous post, I was due to fly with EasyJet from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. I had exchanged multiple emails with EasyJet’s assistance team, not all successful, but I felt as confident as I could that I had assistance booked. When I contacted EasyJet regarding assistance, I mentioned needing assistance with baggage... 
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Travelling with a disability- Not-so-Easyjet. Preflight checks

Hello again, Samantha here, this time, with a tale of travelling travesty. As regular readers will know, I’m visually impaired; I’m registered blind, but have a small amount of functional vision in one eye. Unfortunately, over the last couple of years, I’ve developed some other long term health problems, one of which is Sleep Apnea, another is an unusual endocrine/metabolic condition which caused fatigue and pain, amongst other things. ... 
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The BBC are treating me like a second class Doctor Who fan

(Originally published on the Limping Chicken, thanks to editor Charlie Swinbourne and writer and poet Donna Williams for kind permission to reblog). Recently, there was a post here on Pesky People, ‘Silence has fallen at the BBC’ written by a fellow Doctor Who fan, describing their troubles with trying to get a ticket to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration Convention. It’s quite the saga, it goes on for several blog posts, with various... 
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