Archive for digital access

Battle for Accessible tickets- de ja vu!

Guest post by Samantha On April 12th, one of my favourite artists in the world, Rufus Wainwright, announced an Autumn tour, I was interested in going to several of the gigs. The tickets were due to go on sale on Friday 20th April, but members of Rufus’ website could access the ArtistTickets.com presale on Wednesday 18th, which was online only. I’m visually impaired, and need to attend anything like this with a Personal Assistant/Carer.... 
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SMK Foundation Awards – Pesky People features in Society Guardian article

Would you believe it has been nearly a year since Pesky People was a finalist in the SMK Foundation Awards 2010 (Consumer Action). The day of the awards ceremony I had to run between A11yLDN 2010 and the ceremony across London with a British Sign Language interpreter chasing after me. A lot has happened in that time with Pesky People and today is the 2011 awards ceremony and congratulation must go to all the 2011 finalists and awardees. Everyone deserves recognition and... 
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One Call Insurance implements SMS breakdown service for Deaf customers

Another great result to report One Call Insurance has listened to the complaints of Deaf customer Suzie Jones who complained of deaf discrimination when arranging car insurance. They have sorted out her car insurance and immediately implemented an SMS contact number for Deaf/Hard of hearing customers contacting their breakdown service. A move that benefits everyone. Suzie posted complaints on Facebook and Twitter and we picked up the story. It really... 
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Go Genie Interview with @documentally at #SXSWi in Austin

Yesterday in the early bird queue to pick up my badge for #sxswi with @documentally he asked to interview me. I was delighted. As we weaved our way through the lane to the front (me holding his fab scooter at one point), Chris interviewed me about Go Genie and why I was at South By South West Interactive. Here it is – transcript to follow 🙂  Read More →

Ask GoGenie

GoGenie the digital access project that we received £25K from Arts Council England WM earlier this year is finally gearing to be a reality – starting with user experience consultation with Disabled people in January 2011. We are aiming for a prototype to be available by late Spring 2011 in time to secure more funding to build and launch it. If you’re browsing online wanting to go out to a theatre, the cinema, a shop, the pub, a supermarket,... 
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