Archive for Digital exclusion

How deaf people will be missing out on the Jubilee Celebrations this bank holiday

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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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National Digital Inclusion Conference restricts deaf access

Update Organisers have stepped up efforts to find BSL interpreters following @alisonvsmith’s postings on twtitter – thanks to the  intervention of great people on Twitter especially @DC10plusnetwork and @sarahkatenorman. It is clear that without this very public cryout by @alisonvsmith it would fall through the big digital exclusion cracks in the floor and be ignored. Sadly there has been no reply to Alison since 26th February and she... 
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The future is NOT orange

Hello world … this is my first blog. I’m red – fierce red, furious at ORANGE – they HATE their disabled and deaf customers. The Orange Shop in Telford Shopping Centre mis-sold me a HTC Touch Diamond phone on a 24 month contract last Wed (26th Aug 09). They were rude and aggressive when I returned to cancel it – at one point I was surrounded by three staff members with the Assistant Manger 6 inches from my face (see... 
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