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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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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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Video complaint to Baroness Warsi Chair of Conservatives

This video is an open letter of complaint to Baroness Warsi, Chair of Conservative Party asking why my complaints about Conservative website video content and live streaming of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham is inaccessible to Deaf or Hard of Hearing people. I sent an email complaint on 4 October, I also sent twitter messages since then to the Head of Digital for the Conservatives, twitter account @conservatives and used hashtag #cpc10. In... 
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Hello Digital : Digital Disaster

On Wed 21st September I attended the Hello Digital Conference part of Digital Birmingham’s Digital Festival along with loads of others. It was packed. Judging by the twitter feeds for #HD09 everyone had a fantastic time I didn’t. Despite being told there would be British Sign Language Interpreters British Sign Language Interpreters (SLIs) booked – they weren’t. The event started at 8am. They called Birmingham Institute for the Deaf at... 
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Birmingham City Council launches new £3M inaccessible website

Today I witnessed Birmingham City Council change it’s tune from singing it was fully compliant with the W3C guidelines ‘We are pleased to announce that this web site meets with W3C WAI-AA and WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards.’ to quietly saying it ‘aims to meet’ them [changed at 09.30]. This retraction less than 10 hours after going live on a website costing over £2.4 million+ and we believe a direct result of our responses... 
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