Purple Tuesday is an annual celebration and awareness event focusing on improving businesses’ accessbility and customer service for those with a disability.
Here at Sight Support Worthing we are proud to be participating in Purple Tuesday on 7th November 2023, as part of our commitment to creating an inclusive community. We are proud to once again to be part of this international initiative which inspires leadership and staff of organisations from all sectors and sizes to foster awareness, deepen understanding, and implement solutions for enhanced accessibility in their customer environments. Participating organisations are dedicated to making public commitments each year to improve accessibility and practices, ensuring that disabled customers have a more inclusive and positive experience.
Over the past year we have delivered many visual impairment awareness sessions to local community groups and businesses. For example, we delivered sighted guide training to staff at Waitrose which, based on feedback from our members who shop there, has been hugely beneficial to them. The feedback from the staff themselves has also been overwhelmingly positive.
Over the next year we are committed to improving inclusion for our members and local community. One of our current projects is our website which is a work in progress and we will be regularly auditing to ensure we are fully accessible. We welcome feedback from our users.
If you are part of an organisation, community group or business that would benefit from visual impairment training or sighted guide training, do get in touch!
You can find out more about Purple Tuesday in the video below or on their website.