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Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

Following on from various emails & phone calls, I understand the current position is that sign language interpreters may well be given free entry to the event, but must translate from a seat next to anyone requiring their services. Whilst this is definitely a small step forwards, I'm still strug...
by Harrizon
02/11/13 06:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
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Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

Tom, as someone who has worked also in event management, and has been employed as as Private H&S Officer for countless High Risk events around the UK, working alongside local councils, Police & Fire Services, The CAA and the HSE; attracting upwards of 20,000 people per event with an "ex...
by Harrizon
02/06/13 06:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 13160

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

Has anyone seen the Bull**** on the BMC site - basically a statement from an anonymous source (DL?) within the organisation stating "Blackpool Magicians Club do not provide Signers at the Blackpool Magicians Convention due to Fire Regulations and Health and Safety issues. Gangways must be kept ...
by Harrizon
02/06/13 05:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 13160

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

Pressure on Blackpool Council at this "late stage" (in terms of legal action) and possibly contacting the Media has to be the best way forwards. I have also offered through Facebook to print 1,000 A5 leaflets detailing the discrimination, on which I would suggest promoting a "Silent P...
by Harrizon
02/05/13 06:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 13160

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