Motorpoint Arena Cardiff – where attitude is everything

UPDATE: R has emailed us (7.30pm) to tell us he has been given a disabled/carer’s pass and hope he now enjoys return visits to Motorpoint Arena! A record we only blogged about this 3 hours ago… We were contacted by a disabled music fan (who we will call R) based in Cardiff who asked if we could help sort out why he had not heard back from CIA/Motorpoint Arena regarding his appeal to be re-accepted for a Disabled / Carer’s pass.... 
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BBC Responds to Doctor Who Celebration Access Complaints

Hello everyone, Samantha again. After the difficulties getting tickets for the Doctor Who Celebration 50th anniversary convention I experienced on Monday, Alison of Pesky People contacted the BBC. Dealing with the matter was passed to the Communications Officer for BBC Worldwide, Chris Hicks. We also passed on yesterday’s storify, which collated tweets showing the extent of the problem for disabled fans, and passed on another three complaints... 
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Category: Digital

Doctor Who De Ja Vu update

Following on from Samantha’s post yesterday Doctor Who De Ja Vu there was an avalache of tweets showing that many other disabled people were facing similar problems in their attempts to secure tickets for the sold out Doctor Who oficial 50th Celebration. The BBC have promptly agreed to investigate and address issues raised by Samatha as well as those we have passed on from twitter and emails we received. The event is being run by Single Market... 
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Doctor Who De Ja Vu

Well hello, this is Samantha blogging once again on disabled access to events tickets. I love Doctor Who. I mean, really, REALLY.  I want a TARDIS so badly. So you’d think I’d be pleased to have suddenly gone back in time…. This morning, I appear to have been transported back to April 2011. Some of you might remember my rather disasterous visit to the Doctor Who Experience, with their unusual take on disabled access.  To their... 
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Category: Digital

Apple are they really sweet?

Guest blog from writer and poet Peter Street: As a writer the iPad for me is an important tool – it is light and it work – I have to take every with me including outside to take photographs. As a national and international poet/writer with six collections of poetry short stories under my belt it is the tool for my work. Last wednesday (15 May 2013) is where the Apple turned sour. My iPad rubber cover had split at the joins. It means that... 
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LiveNation, Ticketmaster, and Access to live music- Progress!!

It’s Samantha again, guest blogging, and this time, I want to share some really good news with Pesky People’s readers. On Wednesday, an email arrived in my inbox which I found quite exciting… It was this:               The reason I was excited? No, it wasn’t because I like Mumford and Sons, and wanted to go (I do, and I did, but I can’t.) And I don’t care if you’re judging... 
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Category: Digital

Campaign for 2D cinema screenings- Where’s my 2D?

Samantha guest blogging once again (I might as well take up permanent residence, I know!) With thanks to Sarah Fones and Steven Ellis, who took all the hard work out of this post, and have tackled an issue that’s been bugging me for ages. I’m blogging today to make Pesky People’s readers aware of a campaign that I think it very relevant. Disabled people might be used to finding their entertainment options somewhat limited, when... 
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The Royal Shakespeare Company and Accessibility

Hello, dear readers. Samantha guest blogging once again, to bring you Another Tale of Accessibility Ping Pong: A Blog in Three Acts. PROLOGUE A while ago, the Royal Shakespeare Company announced that David Tennant would be appearing in Richard II as part of their Winter 2013 season, iniitally at Stratford-Upon-Avon, then transferring to the Barbican in London. Being a fan of theatre, Shakespeare and Tennant, this was music to my ears. I had also... 
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Disability Meets Digital unconference

The digital revolution is transforming Britain and the arts. Technology is changing our lives there’s mobile apps, tablets, touch screens even contactless payments. So how do we ensure that disabled people are not left even further behind in the digital world? Disability Meets Digital is part of Future Everything Summit of Ideas and Digital Intervention on 21st March 2013 in Manchester. Whether you use digital technology in exhibitions, performances,... 
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@excessbaggage company deliberately deletes correspondance with customers from twitter

Yesterday I discovered my online conversation with @excessbaggageco on twitter has became one sided. I’m being portrayed as hassling them online. They have deleted a whole load of tweets in their timeline to me about my blog post Is this Excellent Customer Service? They have also deleted correspondance to @lspurdle. The only tweet in their timeline to me is their initial reply: It doesn’t reflect that they wrote this to me 10 days... 
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