Archive for Audio Description

Barbican Access Tickets for Hamlet: Clarifications and FOI requests

Hello again, everyone. Many thanks to all of you that read and commented on my last blog on Barbican’s access arrangements for Hamlet, either here or on Twitter. The blog generated a lot of discussion, mostly on twitter, and there are some interesting comments on the blog too. I’ll draw your attention to the comment from Alice, who is a wheelchair user and had an easier time getting tickets, which demonstrates some of the inequalities... 
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How deaf people will be missing out on the Jubilee Celebrations this bank holiday

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Manifesto for a Networked Nation (Disabled need not apply)

The Race to get everyone online by 2012 kicked off on 12 July yet in the stampede to the digital finishing line – Disabled and Deaf people will still be left at the starting block. There is no chance of the 48% currently offline getting online by 2012! Why? Start by looking at the image opposite – can you read the title? Block pink capitals on the top left of the image? Inside it is even harder to follow, I wonder how someone who is partially... 
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Disabled people not included: Building Britain’s Digital Future

Yesterday Gordon Brown outlined the Labour government’s plans for Building Britain’s Digital Future at The Hub in London. I followed on Twitter not being one of the lucky ones to be invited there in person. So who did attend to represent Disabled and Deaf people? This post focuses on the presentation of speech digitally – from a disability/deaf access point of view. A future post will review the plans. The video of Gordon Browns’... 
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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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