The Way We Roll
47: The Phil & Simon Show No 47 The Garden is coming up, Rosie
May 08, 2020
The Phil & Simon Show
The comedy path for stand ups who have a disability has gotten easier in the last few years. That’s what Rosie Jones thinks. We think you also need a bundle of talent, skill and confidence and that’s what she has. She tells us about life back with her family, what she’s eating and what exercise she’s doing as well as her writing in her conference centre aka conservatory. Some say becoming a comedian is a calling, something you can’t resist. Being a gardener is clearly John Wallace’s calling. He oozes excitement and knowledge, well he is a Horticultural Lecturer and a Landscape Gardener. He answers our listeners questions, gives some ideas of what plants to look for now. He has some ideas for how you can enjoy green fingers if you don’t have a garden or are on a limited budget. Since we started the news around Covid 19 and disability has been such a mixed bag. Geoff this week tells us of a form disabled people can fill in to give a hospital notice about their wishes. It’s both great and terrifying. There’s news from the US about an accessible format legal case which the UK government need to listen to, if their new track and trace app isn’t accessible to all. Track & Trace (https://www.wired.co.uk/article/nhs-covid-19-tracking-app-contact-tracing)Landmark agreement (https://dredf.org/2020/02/18/landmark-agreements-establish-new-model-for-online-accessibility-in-higher-education-and-business/?mc_cid=dea968352f&mc_eid=67b8ec5a1a) on accessible online materials from US educational establishmentsGMCDP Covid form (https://www.gmcdp.com/covid-19-emergency-resources)Rosie Jones Twitter @josieronesRosie's website ( https://rosiejonescomedy.com)John Wallace - get in contact with us if you want to contact John.