Archive for Disability

As the USA celebrates the (ADA) we get the DDA, Big Society and a Race online (by 2012)

Disabled people and Deaf people across the States celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act yesterday and it was streamed live from The White House. It came into force in 1990. It would take the UK another 6 years to get the Disability Discrimination Act into place – 2 years after the 1994 Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill was talked out by Nicolas Scott – the then Minister for Disabled people using political... 
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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 →

Top Tips

There are basic steps needed to ensure your website is fully accessible. Test out the following and see what you have available on your website. If you have none then talk to your web designer about improving your site – this is a good start. Can you: Navigate your whole site without using your mouse e.g tab across? How far does it get you? Navigate your site without using a mouse using standard access shortcuts e.g. b for about, 1 for Home... 
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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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