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Pesky People successes

We are a newly formed company led by Disabled people (Director Alison Smith). Alison has 17+ years experience working in the cultural sector and now works as a freelance arts consultant. Pesky People was set up as a direct response to the Digital Britain report and its exclusion of Disabled and Deaf people. It continues to campaign about the need for full accessibility to websites, digital content and products. Since we started on 1 September 2009... 
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Ukraine V England qualifier: Deaf fans do not count

Is this the future of broadcasting? England’s World Cup qualifier live online against Ukraine on Saturday (on 10th October 2009) won’t be subtitled or audio described. A historic moment in broadcasting for football fans everywhere – yet again Deaf and Disabled fans will miss out. If they are watching it – it will be without sound. Maybe they’ll club together to pay the extra £50+ an hour needed for two British Sign Language... 
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