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Freedom of Information and Health and Safety

This blog is aimed at shaming those who ignore health and safety and those who abuse the Freedom of Information Act out of laziness, corruption or to cover up incompetence.

Actually, useless from a distance.

Information Commissioner, Vexatious Posted on Wed, March 03, 2021 18:14:02

The Information Commissioner’s Office – Information Theatre – ANMANM (

You cannot be serious

Information Commissioner, Vexatious Posted on Wed, March 03, 2021 18:06:57

What Really Happened in The Oval Office

Freedom of Speech, Uncategorised Posted on Sun, January 10, 2021 12:29:31

Patrick Byrne: What Really Happened In The Oval Office (

Judge Wikeley

Information Commissioner, Uncategorised, Vexatious Posted on Thu, January 07, 2021 17:49:36

43 pages of doubtful drivel, gathered up and vomited onto paper by a sickly judge (Nicholas Wikeley) who continues to toil away in defence of his beloved, crooked to the core UK Establishment judicial system in an eerie, dust-laden corner of the shadowy UK underworld known as “the Upper Information Tribunal” | Wirral In It Together

Ducking and diving Denham

Information Commissioner, Uncategorised Posted on Tue, January 05, 2021 18:45:30

Sat 02/01/2021 12:18

Dear Madam

Under protection of the FOIA 2000 please provide me with the following information relating to your repatriation to Canada from April to August last year.

1. A copy of your expenses for this said period.

2. A copy of your credit card  statement for the said period.

3. A copy of the authorisation for your absence for the said period.

4. A copy of your expenses in the UK whilst you were absent i.e., house rental, car rental, schooling etc.

This is a brand new FOIA request; hence please do not attempt to use either the GIA /3037/2013  the VEXATIOUS BS or the latest fraudulent decision BS   from Judge Wikely ie GIA/0399/2020 10/12/ Section 50(2)(c).

I think most fair minded people would be alarmed to learn you abandoned your position at the ICO HQ which incidentally is still leaking Radon Gas and my FOIA remains ignored.

With thanks

What are they hiding?

Robert Pickthall RIP, Uncategorised Posted on Tue, January 05, 2021 18:39:19

Cheshire and Chester West Council

Sun 03/01/2021 07:33

Attn Monitoring Officer

Dear Sir

As you are aware, Robert Pickthall granted power of attorney to me to obtain his personal data. I fully understand that the GDPR 2018 does not provide the ability to release such information after death. I wish to clarify the SAR is limited up to and including the 31st July 2019.

I understand that the ICO instructed the CWAC to release all Personal Data  to Robert Pickthall’s hours before his death.

In the event you do not cooperate in the release of Mr Pickthalls SAR, I shall elevate this matter to the ICO. I shall also consider that failure to provide me with the SAR will be seen as further egregious conduct and maladministration by your office. This is not intended to be a scurrilous or vexatious letter and notwithstanding the veracity of my allegations, the gravity of my claims behooves your office to fully cooperate  with my request. 

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Ways Technology Can Help People With Disabilities Advance Careers

Career opportunities for people with disabilities Posted on Mon, September 28, 2020 19:14:53

For the differently-abled, technology has made it much easier to work in a number of industries. Remote working is becoming the norm, with home-based job opportunities on the rise. Along with remote work, remote learning is also easier than ever, making career advancement possible for those facing mobility challenges. And for those who need accessible tools for working online, assistive technology is transforming how differently-abled people can contribute.

Remote learning challenges and benefits

Attending in-person classes can be difficult for differently-abled students, especially for those who need additional assistance for hearing, seeing, or accessing lecture halls and classrooms. For many students who are differently-abled, online classes can take away those barriers, allowing for remote learning and career advancement.

However, remote learning scenarios can leave some students with disabilities behind. Be sure to find online institutions that are accommodating to your needs, such as providing learning materials that are compatible with screen readers for the blind or for those with low vision.

Working from home

With many companies shifting to remote work this year, it opens up opportunities for differently-abled people to find work that may have previously been unattainable. By normalizing working from home, Forbes explains companies open the door to more people with disabilities.

There are plenty of different work-from-home job options, whether it’s finding a company that’s hiring for new full-time staff, or pursuing freelance opportunities. Depending on your career background, you may value the flexibility of freelancing, which can allow you to set your own hours. If you choose to be a contractor, consider posting your skills to online job boards to connect with potential clients and to pursue projects that interest you.

If you’d rather have a consistent job where you can work from home, NPR notes you’ll have far more options to choose from these days, with most companies allowing remote work for the foreseeable future. It’s a trend that will allow people with disabilities to pursue careers that were previously difficult to enter based on mobility issues and could open up new career paths for many.

Assistive technologies

Assistive technologies have transformed how people with disabilities communicate and work from home. From screen readers to voice recognition software, there are tools available that make computers far more accessible than ever before.

For people who are blind or who have limited vision, screen readers make it possible to work on computers. Screen readers are software programs that can identify the text on your screen and read it aloud. For those with limited vision, screen magnifiers help make screen text larger for easier reading.

Another assistive technology is voice recognition software, which is helpful for those who have mobility issues such as limb loss or limited hand-use. Ergonomic keyboards and one-handed keyboards can also be helpful for those who only have the use of one hand.

For those who don’t have the ability to move a mouse or use a keyboard to work on a computer, there are devices designed to help provide assistance. One option is a head pointer, which is a stick or object mounted directly on a user’s head to allow them to push keys on a keyboard.

Motion tracking or eye tracking is another device that works well for those who cannot use their hands. This device watches a target, or the eyes of the user, to interpret where they want to place the mouse pointer.

While having a disability was once a major barrier to education and finding a job, things have changed: one silver lining of the pandemic is the collective acceptance—and encouragement—of working and learning from home. If you’re looking for work, you’ll be eligible for more positions than ever before, and you’ll likely have plenty of options as a freelancer as well. Be sure to look into assistive technology that can help you use a computer from home for work or school.


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