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The gig emergency that made music accessible

Suzanne Bull MBE tells Ouch about the events that led her to launch a charity that aims to improve accessibility for Deaf and disabled music fans.

Suzanne Bull loves live music. But after several accidents, including getting crushed at a gig, she wanted to challenge venues that weren’t accessible to her and other disabled music fans.

Taking matters into her own hands she started up Attitude is Everything in 2000 - a disability-led charity that aims to improve Deaf and disabled peoples’ access to live music venues.

Since then, she’s been made an MBE and was included in Music Week's Women in Music Roll of Honour.

Suzanne tells BBC Ouch what it’s like to be honoured by the Queen and what being recognised as a disabled woman in the music industry tells us about the changing landscape for accessibility.

She also gives us a glimpse into the organisation’s plans for the future.

Presented by Niamh Hughes.

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