Michael McEwan: Everyone deserves entertainment, and a new ticketing system could help deliver it
Michael McEwan, CommonSpace columnist and chairperson of his local disability group, explains how a new venture from Ticketmaster and the Ticketing Without Barriers Coalition could help open live music and entertainment to those with disabilities
FOR years now disabled music fans have been faced huge barriers when it comes to booking tickets.
Whether it's the requirement to call premium rate help lines, or having to provide evidence of their disabilities, the experience has put many fans off.
WATCH: CommonSpace Show - Social Care Special
For the latest edition of the CommonSpace Show, David Jamieson and Rhiannon Davies were joined by disability rights campaigner, Colette Walker
They begin by discussing some of the big stories in the news this week – the possibility of a December general election, and the latest expenses scandal to rock Glasgow City Council. In the second part of the show, they discuss the case of the Cherry family in East Renfrewshire who have found that the care support their daughter needs has been replaced by an automated ‘telecare’ system.
Ashley Graczyk: Please Caption This
Ashley Graczyk, an independent councillor for the Sighthill-Gorgie ward, says all organisations can take simple steps to ensure their social media content is accessible to all
THE political landscape has changed dramatically, and politics is fast-paced and ever-changing. It is more important than ever to ensure all members of our society can access and participate in a society that is politically inclusive.
Michael McEwan: It's a matter of dignity that public toilets should be accessible for all
MIchael McEwan, CS columnist and chairperson of his local disability group, says that it’s a basic human right that everyone should have access to an accessible toilet – one campaign is trying to make that a reality
THE accessibility of buildings are commonly raised in media debate but less discussed is accessibility of toilets, those which are designed to accommodate people with disabilities and long term health conditions.