In Pictures: Ten thousand bulbs planted for carpet of bluebells

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 16:31
The community in Sutton, Macclesfield raised money and helped to plant the bulbs.

First drive: Renault Megane Sport Tourer dCi 110

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 16:00

 Smooth and cheap to run as a 1.5-litre diesel, but uninspiring to drive


Outdoor theatre took centre stage

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 15:42

 This week's Time-trip shines a spotlight on a production in Macclesfield Market Place


New call for development land in Macclesfield

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 15:42

 The council is asking landowners to suggest more sites for homes in second part of Local Plan.


Community rallies to reunite family of baby born with broken heart

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 15:16

 An online appeal will help Steve Bellerby be by baby Sam's side in hospital with mum Lisa.


Council rules out rewards for dog poo warriors

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 14:53
Cheshire East Council says it will not consider rewarding residents who report people for not picking up dog mess

Councillors to discuss rugby club plan

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:28

 Ambitious plans to build a new club house and build 76 new homes at Macclesfield Rugby Club have been submitted


Call made for investigation into bullying at Cheshire East Council

Macclesfield Express - Mon, 06/03/2017 - 16:18

 It comes after 10 per cent of staff members who responded to a survey said that they felt bullying was a issue


Before the bench

Macclesfield Express - Mon, 06/03/2017 - 14:19

 Cases heard at magistrates courts


Ghana

Tony Giles - blind independent traveller - Mon, 06/03/2017 - 12:04
I’ve been in Ghana, country 118, for about two weeks now. Sweating the heat, relaxing on the south coast beaches and exploring the history at Elmina, Cape Coast, Princes Town and Beyin. I’ve stayed with some interesting local people via couch surfing. My first host, Charles, from Nigeria, took me to visit the Kwame Nkrumah [...]

Interview: Sonya Huber, Disability March – impactful online activism

E-Access Bulletin Live - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 22:56
On January 21 2017, around half a million people took part in the Women’s March in Washington D. C. Symbolically scheduled for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th President of the United States, the aim of the Women’s March was to support and stand up for women’s rights and equality around the world, […]
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Hollywood-voiced avatar solves citizens’ accessibility queries

E-Access Bulletin Live - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 22:55
An online avatar voiced by an Oscar-winning actor has been created to give disabled Australian citizens information on the country’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The virtual assistant ‘Nadia’ is voiced by Australian actor Cate Blanchett and is able to answer common questions about the NDIS – a support scheme for Australian citizens under 65 […]
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Online shopping ‘not as inclusive as it should be,’ new research finds

E-Access Bulletin Live - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 22:47
The websites of six popular UK retailers would not achieve the basic standard of online content accessibility, according to new research by a usability consultancy. After a series of ‘mini-accessibility audits,’ accessibility design consultancy User Vision found that some online shoppers with impairments would have difficulty purchasing items from each of the websites examined, due […]
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AI app learns as it provides a window to the world

E-Access Bulletin Live - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 22:43
An image recognition app that identifies objects and colours for blind and visually impaired people through AI (artificial intelligence) technology can ‘learn’ about its surroundings as users teach it. The free version of the Aipoly Vision app comes pre-loaded with information and is able to identify around 1,000 ‘essential’ items (such as coffee cups, headphones […]
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The Velvet Rope – Northern UX #NUX5

iheni :: making the web worldwide - Wed, 16/11/2016 - 17:02
In October I was lucky enough to be invited by the good people at Northern UX to give the closing keynote on inclusive design called The Velvet Rope. I’d not been to this conference before and was super impressed with the atmosphere, how it was curated and the great talks from my fellow speakers. So good… Continue Reading The Velvet Rope – Northern UX #NUX5
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