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National Theatre: Accessibility Experts

I wanted to share another example of how powerful it can be when accessibility is done right… Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be able to see Frankenstein at the National Theatre. In fact, I was lucky enough to see it twice. The leads, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated the roles of the Creature and Victor Frankenstein. The National do some great accessibility stuff, signed performances, audio described performances,... 
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Blackpool Rocks!

Hi there Pesky People readers! My name is Ian Pugh. Been a long time reader, and after talking to the very amazing Alison, thought I would give this blogging thing a bash. I have Cerebral Palsy and use a wheelchair, as does my partner Anne. You will find as you go along I have a sense of humour and a lively personality, but if I offend anyone, then it is completely unintended. We went on holiday to Blackpool (the 2nd week of July 2011), and I thought... 
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Visual Impairment versus The Smartphone!

YET ANOTHER UPDATE: 11/03/13 Earlier this year, I was thrilled to see reports that O2 and RNIB train Gurus to better assist blind and partially sighted customers.   O2 have trained 80 “gurus”, with training from the RNIB, to be able to advise visually impaired customers on smartphones. They are available in store, online, and over the phone, as well as having a dedicated YouTube channel. I am so pleased to see O2 lead the market... 
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New accessibility media player available

Yesterday we received  an email from Simon Hogg from  The Office for Disability Issues offering us their media player. I first asked about it in Jan 2010. It’s been a long wait but now you can use it too – for free. So if you want the option to add and view subtitles, audio description or sign language on videos there is a new option. You can change the font sizes, the colour, the sound level, the whole lot! Pesky People currently uses... 
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Vodaphone Spain launches Deaf sign language tarrif

WOW! @cataspanglish on twitter alerted us that there was a new mobile tariff being offered by Vodaphone Spain for Deaf people. Vodafone launched the sign fee for Deaf people, created in collaboration with the Confederation of the Deaf (CNSE) (CNSE – English info) and is intended to enable Deaf people to communicate in spanish sign language via their mobile phone for only €18.50 Euros (15.66 GBP) a month. More information on Vodaphone’s... 
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