Archive for Digital Rights

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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BBC to make Dr Who Experience fully accessible

Yesterday the BBC responded fully to Samatha’s blog complaint about her visit to the Dr Who Experience in April 2011. Their email* (cc’d to Pesky People by the BBC and printed here with their full agreement) unreservedly takes on her complaints and they will address them fully including offering Samantha a return visit as their guest and a full refund for her and her party (of 7). It is a fantastic result for Samantha and will not only... 
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Call for Evidence – Protecting the right of Disabled People to independent living

The Joint Committee of Human Rights on 11 February 2011 announced an inquiry into the the implementation of the right to independent living for disabled people, as guaranteed by Article 19, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. There is a call for Evidence and they invite people to submit evidence on this issue and would welcome written submissions by Friday 29th April 2011. Further information about the Committee’s inquiry... 
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Inaccessible websites not covered under Equalities Act 2010

Following on from asking if The  Conservative Party were breaking the law for not streaming their conference live with BSL and subtitles The Equality and Human Rights Act have advised me to deal with this – by complaining to the Internet Watch Foundation. The Internet Watch Foundation is for reporting: “Child sexual abuse content, criminally obscene adult content and incitement to racial hatred content.” My complaint is none of... 
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The case for the Disabled customer

You may not know it but Disabled people are worth £80 billion to the UK economy. Any organisation that doesn’t take the economic impact of Disabled people seriously is loosing out. A new report commissioned by the Business Department and Office for Disability Issues concludes that companies are losing 1 in 5 of their customers as a result of failing to meet the needs of disabled customers. Despite the 1996, 2005 Disability Discrimination Act... 
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