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What people are saying on twitter about #subtitlesnow

The support for #subtitles now has been fantastic. Not only has it reached over 14,629 twitter accounts it’s really showing that we deafies are totally missing out in the digital revolution of video and audio. In a mater of hours we have a team of admins working with the Subtitles Now FB group who have been brilliant (thank you Suzie Jones). The hundreds of comments show that there is much to be done about the failure to include deaf and hard... 
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BBC response to complaint about DJ Sara Cox’s twitter comments

The BBC responded to my complaint about Sara Cox’s comments towards subtitles being shown at an English language screening of Bridemaids. It arrived at just after midnight this morning. TO recap Sara asked for a discount because there were subtitles, wanted to put gaffa tape over her glasses to cover them up and told those who found her comments about subtitled screenings offensive  were ‘gob******’. She has apologised through... 
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My complaint to BBC about the offending tweets made by DJ Sara Cox

Dear BBC, Last night Sara Cox made a number of comments complaining about the screening of an English language film with added captions, asked for a discount and commented back to many Deaf people who complained at how offended they were that they were ‘gobshites’. The timeline of her comments and some of the reactions by Deaf and hearing people on twitter can be read here (this is just a snapshot): http://www.peskypeople.co.uk/2011/07/radio-tv-presenter-sara-cox-demands-refund-for-subtitled-film-screening/ Sarah... 
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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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Dr Who Experience

Guest post by Samantha UPDATE – Monday 16th May 2011: It took no time for the BBC to respond to Samantha after Pesky People alerted them to her blog post about her visit Dr Who Experience in April. Samantha is delighted at the response from Philip Fleming, Head of Communications, Global Brands, BBC Worldwide It is well worth taking the time to read Philip Fleming’s response in full as it shows that it is worth letting a company know... 
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