Archive for Arts and Culture

A grand day out

When you go out for the day what is it that stands out for you? Following on from comments on the Home of Metal post – is it the company, the location, your experience? We all want to store happy memories of a grand day out. You pay  for it so why not? What if in a theatre your carer is seated away from you (meaning you can’t be assisted when you need help). What if you are forced to pay double to go to an event so you have a carer to... 
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Culture Hack Scotland (let down by Network Rail)

Pesky People is at Culture Hack Scotland day 2 (7th May 2011) which “brings together Edinburgh’s world-famous festivals and other leading Scottish cultural organisations with software developers and creative technologists to see what amazing new things they can make in just 24 hours.”. I’m here to see what’s brewing (great stuff), how open data can improve access and meet people. I’ve discovered it is really difficult to... 
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The L.T.D Fest @proudcamden

Heavy Load With the uproar over Dea Birkett’s tweet yesterday about her daughter being turned away from a Proud venue it’s worth mentioning that they are hosting a fantastic festival at Proud Camden on Thursday 24th February. L.T.D. Fest (Let’s Talk Disability) is being hosted by T4’s Jameela Jamil as part  Channel 4’s Battlefront Campaign Lets Talk Disability. It’s got an incredible electric line of performers both... 
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Wheelchairs not allowed

Earlier today an another Disabled person experienced disability discrimination and was refused entry to an art gallery becuase she “took up too much room”. Even without knowing the full facts of Dea Birkett’s daughter’s visit and experience at Proud Gallaries. What do you do when you are turned away for being Disabled? An art gallary at full capacity can manage the situation for a visitor and the gallery – it is simple... 
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New accessibility media player available

Yesterday we received  an email from Simon Hogg from  The Office for Disability Issues offering us their media player. I first asked about it in Jan 2010. It’s been a long wait but now you can use it too – for free. So if you want the option to add and view subtitles, audio description or sign language on videos there is a new option. You can change the font sizes, the colour, the sound level, the whole lot! Pesky People currently uses... 
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