At dyslexic.com, we are pleased to be supporting Purple Tuesday; the UK’s first accessible shopping day! This is a fantastic initiative from We Are Purple, a charity that is committed to changing the conversation on disability by bringing businesses and disabled people together.
Why Support Purple Tuesday?
Shopping shouldn’t be a stressful experience (unless you are doing your food shop on a Saturday!). Being able to walk into a store, browse the products and pick out something you like should be a simple experience for everyone.
As nearly 20% of the UK has a disability or health condition, shopping can be alienating and often difficult due to many existing barriers in the retail space. Whether shops or restaurants are inaccessible to wheelchair users or staff are not trained to help customers with certain conditions, there are improvements that need to be made to create accessible retail experiences for everyone.
This is a win-win situation. Once shops, restaurants and supermarkets are on board to make reasonable adjustments for their disabled customers, they can tap into the “purple pound” which is worth £249 million. The Purple Pound is often referred to the combined spending power of the UK’s disabled population, which currently isn’t being released because of the existing challenges when shopping.
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How We Will Be Support Purple Tuesday
We are pleased to be supporting Purple’s Accessible Shopping Day and will be rolling out some fantastic offers on our website, Dyslexic.com. The perks you can find on the day include:
- Special assistive technology bundles for the day
- Live chat support until 8pm
- On-hand phone support from our advisors from 8:30am to 5:30pm
At Dyslexic.com, we continually work on our website to ensure that it is accessible for all. We hope that you have a stress-free experience selecting the right product for you. Please get in contact with a member of staff if you need extra information by ringing 01223 420 101 or contacting us on our live chat in the left hand corner.
We always welcome feedback, so please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a suggestion.
We hope you have a great Purple Tuesday and show your support on social media by using the hashtag #PurpleTuesday!