Archive for Ikea

Ikea and the lost walking stick

are the subject of another blog complaint to Pesky People about failing their disabled customers. David blogged back in May that IKEA don’t like their disabled customers very much. That resulted in Gateshead store installing the proper induction loops and improving disabled access. I was emailed by Mikki McDonald about Ikea Bristol and how she had been waiting nine weeks for them to return her walking stick after leaving it behind after falling... 
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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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IKEA don’t seem to like disabled people much

Or rather, they don’t seem to like making things accessible or easy for disabled people. I went to Ikea Gateshead on Thursday to mooch for some new stuff. None of the induction loop systems by staff workstations or tills were working when I tried to use them to talk to staff. This is shocking – every single loop system I tried to use wasn’t functioning – I checked, and the loop setting on my hearing aid was working fine. When I asked... 
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