About Pesky People
I am Pesky People – this blog aims to profile the lack of proper access by Disabled and Deaf people on the web, inform, complain, campaign.
Why? Digital access is a human right (UN 2006).
Pesky People is also going to be a campaigning website being developed to highlight how to complain about terrible access to websites. It will inform people of their rights, giving creative means to complain. It will cause trouble, it will change habits, it will empower. It will be fun. It’s totally run by Deaf and Disabled people. Please support us … contact me.
So who am I really? Alison Smith, Deaf arts consultant, performance poet, fundraiser, mentor, project manager, disability awareness trainer, access consultant, poetry workshop leader, feisty Scot, fairground traveller, also disabled, I tick many boxes.
Likes: digital gadgets, reading, knitting, going to gigs (when I can lipread @ the front), walking my dogs, writing and performing my poetry, human rights
Favourite shows: CSI, Coronation Street, Dr Who.
Films: must be subtitled otherwise I won’t bother … The Station Agent, 12 Monkeys, Barbette’s Feast, Cinema Paradiso, Spirited Away (anything by Miyazaki), All about my Mother. Childhood favourites: Jungle Book, Grease, Pretty in Pink..
Dislikes: injustice in any shape or form, Disabled/Deaf discrimination, racisim in any form, litter/flytiping bugs, complaining because I do a good Victor Meldrew impression
Twitter me: @alisonvsmith @peskypeople