How To Make Your Business More Accessible

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When you break down the term ‘accessibility’, you get the most straightforward definition in the word – the ‘ability’ to ‘access’. It doesn’t specifically refer to only disabled people – although most of the time it is assumed so. Accessible design is about creating a world that everyone can easily access, whether this is a public swimming pool or 50th-floor… Continue Reading How To Make Your Business More Accessible

Using the experiences of disabled people to create a better service for everyone

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Creating a better service for everyone On a personal note, there are so many occasions (about 4 or 5 a day) where I think “a disabled person was obviously not consulted when this was designed”. It’s so frustrating. It’s not only me who thinks this, just listen to the podcast. When I ask my interviewees what their biggest barrier to… Continue Reading Using the experiences of disabled people to create a better service for everyone

Inclusive Design – Designing For All

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Recently I have been experiencing for myself the frustrations faced when going to buy a product. Thinking the product will enhance my independence however, often it has turned out to be inaccessible. With modern technology moving at the rate it is, we should be assuming that accessibility and inclusion in service/product design is a no brainer, but this is not… Continue Reading Inclusive Design – Designing For All

Does Your Business Really Need to be Accessible?

Esi HardyAccessibility, Attitudes, Business, Communication, Customers, Employees, Inclusion, Purple Pound, TrainingLeave a Comment

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Well, the short answer is: Yes! Absolutely. Without a doubt Every single business in every single sector needs to be inclusive of disabled people: Disabled people as customers, disabled people as employees, disabled people as suppliers, disabled people as partners. The list goes on and on. By now, if you have read more than one of Celebrating Disability’s blogs, you… Continue Reading Does Your Business Really Need to be Accessible?