5 ways to make Purple Tuesday your catalyst for change

Created on November 12, 2023 at 10:18 am

It’s Purple Tuesday DATE !

Purple Tuesday DATE takes place on the first Tuesday of November each year DATE and serves as a celebratory day, promoting accessibility and inclusivity.

AbilityNet ORG supports Purple Tuesday DATE , as we strive to ensure and promote digital inclusion in all we do.

Here are 5 CARDINAL ways to make Purple Tuesday your day DATE to celebrate and commit to disability inclusion:

1 CARDINAL . Attend a free webinar: 12 CARDINAL Scams of Christmas DATE

As part of AbilityNet ORG ‘s Digital Skills ORG project with BT Group ORG to support people 65 CARDINAL + with getting online and using technology, we are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 12 December DATE , 1pm GMT TIME .

In the webinar learn how to protect yourself from the most common online scams that can be especially rife around the festive season. Encourage and help others to attend who might not already be familiar with registering for online meetings and events – log on, bring a friend, relative or client!

Register for scams webinar

2 CARDINAL . Download Easy Read factsheets

Get support from AbilityNet ORG via our guidance about getting online and using tech to benefit both disabled people and older people. Access our Factsheets, My Computer My Way to help you with a range of tech queries. Our most popular factsheets are available in Easy Read ORG format.

You can also find useful resources if you’re an employer looking to develop your inclusive practices, such as how to promote diversity and inclusion. You can also learn about reasonable adjustments with our free resources and case studies.

Access our What are Reasonable Adjustments? factsheet

Reasonable adjustments at work apply to all workers, including trainees, apprentices, contract workers and business partners. Reasonable adjustments are also referred to as Reasonable accommodations, particularly in the US GPE and Ireland GPE . Employing disabled people is good for business.Reasonable adjustments at work apply to all workers, including trainees, apprentices, contract workers and business partners. Reasonable adjustments are also referred to as Reasonable accommodations, particularly in the US GPE and Ireland GPE .

3. Speak to your employer about becoming Disability ORG Confident

Disability Confident is creating a movement of change, encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

AbilityNet ORG is proud to be a Disability ORG Confident Leader: This program provides training and support to leaders in business and government to help them create a more inclusive workplace for people with disabilities.

If your organisation isn’t yet Disability Confident, find out more about the scheme via Gov. UK GPE and encourage your workplace to make positive changes.

4 CARDINAL . Establish accessible recruitment and customer service practices

Watch our free webinar ‘How Microsoft ORG does accessible, inclusive recruitment’ for great ideas about what you should expect from potential employers and how your organisation can boost its inclusive recruitment policies and practices.

You might also benefit from formal, great value training about recruitment. AbilityNet ORG offers an eLearning course for all employees, plus an online training course for your team.

5 CARDINAL . Don’t forget about customer services

There are 1.3 billion CARDINAL disabled people in the world that represent 17% PERCENT of the population, and 75% PERCENT of disabled people and their families have walked away from a business because of poor accessibility or customer service.

So don’t forget about ensuring accessible customer services. AbilityNet ORG can advise about the unintentional barriers that can impact the customer experience and suggest immediate changes to make sure your customer services processes cater to the widest audience.

Disability Inclusion Gap Analysis

Having a clear picture of where you are now with disability inclusion, and a roadmap to move forward, will transform your ability to make meaningful progress.

Sign up to our upcoming free course about Having a clear picture of where you are now with disability inclusion, and a roadmap to move forward, will transform your ability to make meaningful progress.Sign up to our upcoming free course about How to build a disability inclusive workplace

Can you help others get online?

Do you have some spare time available to help people in your community learn basic computer skills?

You don’t need to be a tech guru to help as an AbilityNet ORG Tech Volunteer. Typical help requests for a volunteer include:

Helping someone set up an email account

Showing someone how to use online video calling via WhatsApp ORG or Zoom

PRODUCT Setting up a new device and connecting it to the internet

Giving advice on anti-virus protection and internet safety

Changing basic device settings to make it easier to us

Become a Tech Volunteer

How AbilityNet ORG can help you

AbilityNet ORG provides a range of free services to help disabled people and older people.

Call our free tech helpline on 0800 048 7642.

Access free factsheets about technology. Topics include voice recognition and keyboard alternatives.

My Computer My Way: a free interactive guide to all the accessibility features built into current desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

AbilityNet ORG accessibility services

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If you’re able to help us help others please donate to AbilityNet ORG

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