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Silence has fallen at the BBC – Doctor Who Celebration Access Issues Update

Myself and my friend, dressed as daleks, meeting Steven Moffat   Hello again, Samantha here to update you on the BBC’s responses to the disability access issues we raised regarding access to the BBC’s flagship Doctor Who Celebration convention, to make the 50th anniversary of my favourite show. I can only hope you aren’t as tired of this whole saga as I am. If you can face more, be warned, it’s a long un. Grab a cuppa... 
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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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Battle for accessible tickets – update Arsenal Football Club respond

Samantha’s frustrations and hurdles she has had to jump through just to get tickets for Coldplay and her complaints about the inaccessible seating arrangements at Arsenal Emirates Stadium have prompted a response … The same section responsible for the Disabled ticket booking system at ArsenalĀ are going to: “… fully consider all the points raised by Samantha … about the problems she had with booking her Coldplay tickets,... 
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Benefitscamp why it is important

Today #benefitscamp is taking place London hosted by the fab FutureGOV team. It is important it provides a way fordisabled and deaf people, web developers, the providers (DWP) with a way of working together to find digital solutions that improve the system.founders from Nominet and NESTA will be there too to back up the best ideas. Here’s my pennies worth: An online portal / in house portal that you can ask questions about benefits in an easy... 
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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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