Archive for Digital Rights

Watch National Digital Inclusion 2010 online with subtitles + BSL interpretation

We have been harping since we started a year ago about web accessibility and the need for Disabled and Deaf people to access online content. A great example of this is the The National Digital Inclusion Conference that took place in March 2010 streamed the video content not only live with subtitles and BSL interpretation but made it available afterwards. Alison Smith from Pesky People also got to present two of the Pitches that were taken forward... 
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As the USA celebrates the (ADA) we get the DDA, Big Society and a Race online (by 2012)

Disabled people and Deaf people across the States celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act yesterday and it was streamed live from The White House. It came into force in 1990. It would take the UK another 6 years to get the Disability Discrimination Act into place – 2 years after the 1994 Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill was talked out by Nicolas Scott – the then Minister for Disabled people using political... 
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National Digital Inclusion Conference restricts deaf access

Update Organisers have stepped up efforts to find BSL interpreters following @alisonvsmith’s postings on twtitter – thanks to the ¬†intervention of great people on Twitter especially¬†@DC10plusnetwork and¬†@sarahkatenorman. It is clear that without this very public cryout by @alisonvsmith it would fall through the big digital exclusion cracks in the floor and be ignored. Sadly there has been no reply to Alison since 26th February and she... 
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