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Digital Experience as a Disabled User

The importance of web accessibility Communications technology has the power to connect and liberate. From the telegraph to the telephone, to the digital advances of the internet age, technological advances have consistently opened up new worlds and exciting possibilities. In the case of the internet, its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, explicitly articulated the ideal of digital...
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A blind users view on website accessibility

Website accessibility is very important to me, as I pretty much do everything online, and when a site is not accessible with my assistive technology this not only irritates me, but effectively bars me from using certain companies or services. The worst cases are when a website is inaccessible and there is a booking or...
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Loud and proud about web accessibility

Guest Blog – By Laura Clark from Dig inclusion Companies and organisations can’t wait to promote to us, their customers, and tell us what new and magical product or service they have. With the rise of social media organisations are having to develop a personality, so it feels as though they are our friend as they...
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Blind Drunk!

Disability discrimination at the door People with disabilities have social lives, enjoying mainstream pubs, bars, clubs and gigs with friends. Whilst legislation has made more venues more accessible physically, some of the invisible barriers to entry still remain. We hear far too many stories of people with visual impairment being refused entry at the door;...
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Don’t be shy online, 285 million customers waiting to buy!

It’s Christmas time. I am excited. I have list of items and money to spend, burning a hole in my pocket. My family and friends are going to be so excited and proud when I surprise them with unexpected gifts. I fire up my laptop and start shopping. I manage to find the website for...
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Guest Blog – Web Accessibility = Visibility = Profitability

Web Accessibility = Visibility = Profitability As a screen reader user, having access to websites that cater for visually impaired users/customers is important. Why? There are several reasons; firstly, there are many types of visual impairment and the type of visual impairment can affect the way someone views a website.   Someone may have some useful...
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Guest Blog – ‘Are you alright dear?’

‘Are you alright dear?’ One wheelchair user’s experience of customer service As a wheelchair-user, running my own successful company and with a hectic daily schedule, my frustration with the way I’m often treated when I independently do my weekly shopping has compelled me to write about disability awareness in the world of high street retail....
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Guest Blog – Me and my Guide dog “Barney”refused access

Many of you will probably wonder how on earth we get around and survive in big cities like London and Manchester. The short answer is – with great difficulty. This isn’t because Barney isn’t a good worker (he is brilliant), but people think they are somehow above the law. Going out to eat and travelling...
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Guest Blogger – Are disabled people Superhuman??

In a recent blog post I talked about how the topic of disability was being talked about within media. Today, I want to start to look at how the topic is being handled within society. I have recently done a few different interviews with other people who also have Spina Bifida, which you can find...
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A matter of White Canes

Created by the Americans, White Cane Day is now firmly embedded in the UK Disability Awareness calendar. Celebrated annually on October 15th, its aim is to increase public awareness, acknowledge and celebrate the abilities and achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired. I have a vision Far too often there’s still the misconception...
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