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National Disability Strategy

The government has launched the new National Disability Strategy! The strategy explains: – How they want the lives of disabled people to improve.– What the different parts of the government will do to help improve the lives of disabled people.– How they can encourage other people to do things that will improve the lives of disabled people. To understand more about the strategy please read their Easy Read document by clicking on the link below. For the full document or…

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Inspiration: Kathleen Humberstone & Harry Britton

River Island launched a campaign that encourages its customers to express themselves and not be defined by convention. Marking its 30 year anniversary, the high-street fashion brand has joined forces with leading international anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label Spreading that message that “Labels Are For Clothes”, the campaign includes people who have all been subject to outdated social stereotypes at some point in their lives. Each shot features a tongue-in-cheek care label that urges customers to leave the labelling to clothes,…

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Quiet Shopping Hours

Back in July Morrisons introduced a Quiet Shopping Hour every Saturday between 9am-10am. For people with autism and sensory overload disorder this has been a very welcomed initiative as shopping under normal conditions with noises from music, intercom and till bleeps can be unbearable at times. Matt Foulger, who works as a People First Supporter at Ace Anglia and has autism, said, “It gives people who have autism the opportunity for them to live good ordinary lives as part of…

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Introducing Purple Tuesday

Purple Tuesday, the UK’s first accessible shopping day, is on Tuesday 13th November 2018. Purple Tuesday has been created and co-ordinated by disability organisation Purple. The aim is to create awareness of the needs of shoppers with disabilities, both physical and hidden. They also want to highlight the importance of inclusive shopping, we all have money and willing to spend it in shops if we can access them with no problems. Some of the UK’s biggest retail chains have already…

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ASOS disability-friendly clothing line

Shoppers have praised ASOS after it created a range of clothes designed specifically for people with disabilities. Paralympian Chloe Ball-Hopkins was enlisted to work in a new collaboration with online retailer to create a range of disability-friendly clothing. Sharing the news on Twitter Chloe revealed she had worked with ASOS for several months to achieve a wheelchair friendly design which she also modeled. In her tweet Chloe wrote: ‘So over the last several months I have been working with @ASOS…

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