October 14, 2022

Purple Tuesday in Guernsey

In Guernsey we have celebrated Purple Tuesday since its first year, 2018. Partnering with Purple Tuesday UK, Chamber of Commerce and Digital Greenhouse with a variety of other organisations depending on the topic for the year.

This year we are focused on providing a drop in for people to find out more about the Customer Experience and accessibility following the approval  of the Discrimination Legislation (Sept 2022) which will go live October 2023.

Tuesday 1st November 12-2pm join us for lunch at the Chamber of Commerce with a number of partners:

  • Guernsey Employment Trust (GET) – support disabled people prepare for, find and maintain work. They also offer the Disability Charter and Employment guide. GET are one of the training providers for the consortium.
  • The Consortium – Discrimination Legislation training partners, session 5 of their training is focused on Reasonable Adjustment and Accessibility
  • Digital Greenhouse and Submarine – Digital Accessibility partners
  • Access for All –  physical access as well as the CAE accredited access course partners (next course 9th November)
  • States of Guernsey – The States Disability Officer (Gill Evans) and Kitty will focus on Communication Access UK – Inclusive communication for all (communication-access.co.uk)
  • Guernsey Disability Alliance (GDA) – answer or signpost questions on the new Discrimination Legislation, Reasonable Adjustments and accessibility

Guernsey Purple Tuesday co-ordinatorKaren Blanchford

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What is Purple Tuesday

Purple Tuesday has become the #1 brand for improving the customer experience for disabled people and their families 365 days a year.

The initiative inspires organisations and their staff, across all sectors and all sizes to promote awareness, develop understanding and put in place practical solutions for greater accessibility.
Participation is free. The only requirement is a commitment to make at least one change to practice each year that will enhance the disabled customer experience.

What are the key Purple Tuesday benefits

  • Purple Tuesday talks to customers–both disabled and non-disabled who want their brands to be inclusive, fair and deliver a high quality experience for everyone. In return, they will reward with brand loyalty.
  • Purple Tuesday talks to staff – 50% of working age adults have a relative or someone in their close network with a disability. They do not want their employer to provide a poorer customer experience because that individual has a disability.
  • Purple Tuesday talks to investors who are expecting their investments to return demonstrable social impact.
  • Purple Tuesday connects to innovators, thought leaders and like-minded organisations committed to disability and accessibility. It helps foster collaborations and builds new business relationships.

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