Archive for Conferences

Video complaint to Baroness Warsi Chair of Conservatives

This video is an open letter of complaint to Baroness Warsi, Chair of Conservative Party asking why my complaints about Conservative website video content and live streaming of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham is inaccessible to Deaf or Hard of Hearing people. I sent an email complaint on 4 October, I also sent twitter messages since then to the Head of Digital for the Conservatives, twitter account @conservatives and used hashtag #cpc10. In... 
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Conservatives ignores Deaf complaints

Update: Still no response to our complaints why The Conservative Party conference is being streamed live but without providing subtitles or British Sign Language so that Deaf and Hard of hearing people can follow proceedings on their website. Why should we wait till the news reports come on when hearing people can follow proceedings live online? Should we only access it via TV coverage? Unfortunately NONE of the video content available on the Conservative... 
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Pesky People speaking at B2 Camp on 12 August 2010

Pesky People is doing a short presentation at the B2Camp on 12th August in the Birmingham Library Theatre. Pesky People ‘s presentation is about digital accessibility and announcing both the OLILI project and Pesky People’s new website . The unconference focuses on the built environment and digital technologies – like last year there is a sparkling line up including: Brian Gambles – Head of BCC Library Services (Introduction... 
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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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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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