Welcome to the latest update on the Accessible Belper Purple Pledge.
What no Tuesday? I hear you cry. Of course not. This is all about a sustainable commitment in the town of Belper.
We are already gifted with a friendly community. Accessible Belper has raised Disability Awareness in organisations throughout our town. With Purple Tuesday we can build on this growing understanding of the issues that the disabled community encounter. The pledges made by our retailers are about ensuring that they will do all they can to remove barriers indefinitely.
The publicity that we have carried out for Purple Tuesday has encouraged some of our local independent shops to pledge some or all of the following:
Our staff will attend Disability Awareness training.
We will run a children’s drawing competition inviting them to illustrate barriers they see.
We will work with Accessible Belper to provide ramps.
We will ensure our signage will let customers know how to contact us if they are unable to access the premises.
We will put up our Purple Pledge poster clearly.
We will ask for a premises disability assessment.
We will film upstairs to show customers without access our products.
On Purple Tuesday members of Accessible Belper will be around town publicising the Purple message and provide any support they can.
Belper is not yet perfect but many people are doing all they can to make Belper welcoming and inclusive whatever day it is.
ACCESSIBLE BELPER aims to broaden our understanding of everyone’s needs through:
Raising disability awareness
Raising awareness of other life changing conditions
Supplying staff training
Access to disability audits & guides
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