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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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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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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 →

#NDI10 Day 1

It’s late I should be asleep and I’m still buzzing over the events of my first and the 5th year of Digital Inclusion Conference. I never knew it even existed before – if I had not started Pesky People I would not know about it. So in the mists of what gets reported in the papers about addresses from the PM and various MPs. For me a first – BSL not only included but streamed LIVE not 10 weeks after – but at the same time.... 
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