Archive for 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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Love Film, Hate LOVEFiLM

Hello, this is my first ever blog, on any topic, so I’ll start by briefly introducing myself. My name is Matthew Palmer and I am 32 years old. This blog concerns my partner who is hard of hearing. She has reduced hearing in both ears. One of the ways we relax in the evening, is, like millions of people, watching a bit of TV or a film. So we would get the seven year old into bed, then have a quick look at the Sky TV guide. Now credit to Sky,... 
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Facing the reality of homelessness

My name is Ian, I’m 26 years old. I have cerebral palsy which means I cannot walk and I use a manual wheelchair. I’m about to be made homeless in less than thirteen days yet despite going to Shropshire Council Housing Department in May  2012 (3 months ago) to let them know of my situation I am no closer to to finding temporary accommodation.   Shropshire Council don’t know what to do with me and have told me I face either... 
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