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The BBC are treating me like a second class Doctor Who fan

(Originally published on the Limping Chicken, thanks to editor Charlie Swinbourne and writer and poet Donna Williams for kind permission to reblog). Recently, there was a post here on Pesky People, ‘Silence has fallen at the BBC’ written by a fellow Doctor Who fan, describing their troubles with trying to get a ticket to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration Convention. It’s quite the saga, it goes on for several blog posts, with various... 
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Silence has fallen at the BBC – Doctor Who Celebration Access Issues Update

Myself and my friend, dressed as daleks, meeting Steven Moffat   Hello again, Samantha here to update you on the BBC’s responses to the disability access issues we raised regarding access to the BBC’s flagship Doctor Who Celebration convention, to make the 50th anniversary of my favourite show. I can only hope you aren’t as tired of this whole saga as I am. If you can face more, be warned, it’s a long un. Grab a cuppa... 
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Doctor Who De Ja Vu update

Following on from Samantha’s post yesterday Doctor Who De Ja Vu there was an avalache of tweets showing that many other disabled people were facing similar problems in their attempts to secure tickets for the sold out Doctor Who oficial 50th Celebration. The BBC have promptly agreed to investigate and address issues raised by Samatha as well as those we have passed on from twitter and emails we received. The event is being run by Single Market... 
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Cultural Olympiad: the art of subtitles, headphones, ringing ears and petitions

I tried to feel a part of the Cultural Olympiapad celebrations last night and came away realising – nope it isn’t going to happen for me. No subtitles from the BBC. The celebrated Simon Bolivar Orchestra was streamed live from Raploch in Stirling not only on BBC Four, but streamed live on iplayer and across the 22 cities with BBC Big Screens. For me the glaring omission of subtitles online meant I had to stick on my headphones, amp... 
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How deaf people will be missing out on the Jubilee Celebrations this bank holiday

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