Archive for British Sign Language

Deaf Digital inclusion is meaningless without real action (and money)

Today sees the launch of the new e-accessibility guidelines by the coalition government at an event in London I’m hoping that they will begin to address the issues I’m raising below. Calling us ‘the disabled’ is not a good starting point! Putting vocabury aside Ed Vaizey said: “A successful digital economy can only be achieved if everyone can enjoy the same advantages that technology offers, like access to public services,... 
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Hands On: Cultural Leaders Programme

Exciting news to announce that DaDa the Disability and Deaf Arts agency in Liverpool is delivering a short project for twenty Deaf Arts and Cultural Leaders, at ‘mid career’ stages on their developments. This programme is part of the Cultural Leadership Programme and is the first of it’s kind. Download both pdf and word documents. Applications will be accepted by DaDa in video or by an application form. Hands On Deaf Cultural Leadership... 
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Fingers (short film performed in BSL)

A short film by Sandra Alland in collaboration with Alison Smith of Pesky People presented at b)other exhibition at Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow. Performed in British Sign Language (BSL) by Alison Smith. Voice-over by Sandra Alland for partially sighted and blind people. Note to hearing people: Watch with the sound turned off for a different feel.  Read More →

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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