Archive for Disability

Barbican Access Tickets for Hamlet: Clarifications and FOI requests

Hello again, everyone. Many thanks to all of you that read and commented on my last blog on Barbican’s access arrangements for Hamlet, either here or on Twitter. The blog generated a lot of discussion, mostly on twitter, and there are some interesting comments on the blog too. I’ll draw your attention to the comment from Alice, who is a wheelchair user and had an easier time getting tickets, which demonstrates some of the inequalities... 
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Battle for accessible tickets – update Arsenal Football Club respond

Samantha’s frustrations and hurdles she has had to jump through just to get tickets for Coldplay and her complaints about the inaccessible seating arrangements at Arsenal Emirates Stadium have prompted a response … The same section responsible for the Disabled ticket booking system at Arsenal are going to: “… fully consider all the points raised by Samantha … about the problems she had with booking her Coldplay tickets,... 
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Getting Online Together 12th May 2011 < have your say

Yesterday was an extreme day for me: witnessing the end of the Hardest Hit march and my personal fears from the current cuts. This was followed by  the opening of Getting Online Together conference (more later) where  the opening video was from David Cameron giving a speech which included the success of getting disabled people online. I didn’t clap, I shook my head (you can’t yell at a video recording – which by the way WAS NOT... 
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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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