Archive for Alison Smith

SMK Foundation Awards – Pesky People features in Society Guardian article

Would you believe it has been nearly a year since Pesky People was a finalist in the SMK Foundation Awards 2010 (Consumer Action). The day of the awards ceremony I had to run between A11yLDN 2010 and the ceremony across London with a British Sign Language interpreter chasing after me. A lot has happened in that time with Pesky People and today is the 2011 awards ceremony and congratulation must go to all the 2011 finalists and awardees. Everyone deserves recognition and... 
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BBC to make Dr Who Experience fully accessible

Yesterday the BBC responded fully to Samatha’s blog complaint about her visit to the Dr Who Experience in April 2011. Their email* (cc’d to Pesky People by the BBC and printed here with their full agreement) unreservedly takes on her complaints and they will address them fully including offering Samantha a return visit as their guest and a full refund for her and her party (of 7). It is a fantastic result for Samantha and will not only... 
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Conservative Party ignores Deaf complaint

Two months ago I complained to the Conservative Party that they were discriminating against Deaf and Hard of Hearing people by streaming live on the web without any subtitles or BSL interpretation. I complained via video in BSL, tweeted it to them, emailed them and  yet I am yet to have a response from Baroness Warsi. Their  conference was crucial in outlining policies and budget plans that would affect the whole country – and that includes... 
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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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