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Mik Scarlet
Broadcaster, Journalist, Actor, Musician, Access/Inclusion Expert & Wheelchair User. Happily married to . Child of the 60's, moulded by the 80's.
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Mik Scarlet 11h
I don't know why all bays aren't larger. Better for everyone. Just like making all toilets accessible. Rather than have a few special places we need Equality within all provision.
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Mik Scarlet 11h
Sadly I agree Ann. I totally support more people getting blue badges if they need them but for many of us it isn't about finding a parking space near a venue but one wide enough to get in & out of the car. If people who can walk take the wide bays we cannot park elsewhere.
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Mik Scarlet 22h
Er? All new builds should be accessible. While the space will be rented as an empty shell the business hiring the space should ensure they are accessible. Building regs only describe the design of requirements under the equality act. Poor practice.
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Replying to @jshield1988
In section M of building regs. Ramps have a set gradient depending on height of the rise, plus designated resting points unless over 1:25.
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Eek. Trump is 20 years older than me! 20! Now I feel old.
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
I used a broken tripod, a mount for an umbrella & plenty of gaffer tape & bungy cords. Worked a treat but the camera kept coming off on the cobbles..
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Para Dance UK Jun 14
Please help us to promote our National Championship taking place in Bristol on the 22nd June 2019. Supported by , and Get your tickets today!
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Hohum. Toby Young on the BBC. Yawn. Drivel chops bleats again.
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Just looking back at a video access audit I carried out for on 2010. Shocked at how little has changed & how so many promises didn't happen.
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Replying to @ellispalmer94
Good. I'm working with TfL atm & point to your video about step free to illustrate the issues that mean it isn't a panacea.
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Here's something I shot way back in 2010 using the mount. Also shows how awful cobbles are for us wheelies.
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
I've had a wheelchair mounted camera stand for a decady made out of bits. Wish I'd have known mate, I'd have built you one. Mr Bodge here.
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Replying to @Dantromp_
You too mate. It is always confusing when disabled people use language about ourselves that we teach others they shouldn't use but the crip term is one many reclaimed in an ironic empowering way. It's usually a sign of someone who is political too.
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Replying to @Dantromp_
It's a hashtag to get disabled people voting. Too many aren't engaged politically so don't shape our society while being excluded by it. If we all went out & voted for parties that promoted disability rights & Equality we're such a large group our choices would win.
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dan white Jun 13
POSSIBLY THE GREATEST MOST TRUTHFUL VIDEO CLIP EVER pls RT TO ETERNITY
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Enhance The UK Jun 14
We've been running the for a while now. Check out this video featuring and from the early days!
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Arh, youth. Love you gang. Go Love Loungers!
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Replying to @krishalpin
Haha. I remember building my first computer with parts from a computer fair, filled with "nerds". Dial up, using the net after 6 pm to get cheap rate phone calls & download speeds in bytes not mega bytes. I even recommend the roll out of MP3s!
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Mik Scarlet Jun 14
Just seen on & I'm in tears. To see a disabled person challenge the current rhetoric around disabled people, benefits, austerity & exactly how it's all impacting on so many. Time to get the truth out there. Time to not let our experiences be silenced.
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Mik Scarlet Jun 13
I refuse to let these reactionary headlines & poor journalism shape my life. I receive PIP & work & live my life. I've protested & carried out direct action. Let them come after me. I dare them.
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