Recite Me is proud to support Purple Tuesday, as we work together with all partners to drive awareness across the globe to improve customer experiences for disabled people and their families.
What is Purple Tuesday?
Purple Tuesday is an amazing global movement that is dedicated to improving the disabled customer experience. The initiative inspires leaders and staff from organisations across all sectors and sizes to promote awareness, develop understanding, and implement solutions for better accessibility in their customer environments.
Each year Purple Tuesday is celebrated on the first Tuesday of November, this year it falls on the 1st of November. In 2021 the celebration in the United Kingdom reached over 19 million people. This year Purple Tuesday is stepping it up and going global for the first time – events are being held in the UK, USA, UAE, Southeast Asia, and Pakistan.
Recite Me is proud to be a Purple Tuesday UK Sector Partner
This year Recite Me is delighted to be a Purple Tuesday UK Sector Partner. We have been a big supporter of Purple Tuesday since its launch in 2018 so we couldn’t be happier to be a named sector partner. Improving the disabled customer experience is something we are very passionate about and together with Purple Tuesday partners across the world, we will do just that.
Purple Tuesday is running a number of in-person events around the globe for partners, ambassadors and those with lived experience of disabilities to come together. We are very excited to share that on Tuesday 1st November Ross Linnett, Recite Me CEO and Founder, will be attending the iconic Piccadilly lights when they shine bright purple for all to see. Keep your eyes peeled for information and photos closer to the time.
“Recite Me is proud to be Purple Tuesdays’ sector partner for assistive technology! Together we can open up the conversation about accessibility and inclusion online to a wider audience, faster!
Improving the disabled customer experience online is the core mission of Recite Me and Purple align perfectly with our goal. 1.3 billion disabled people across the world need support from organisations and we are here to help drive positive change online for everyone.”
Ross Linnett, Recite Me Founder and CEO.
Why support Purple Tuesday?
Disable people still face barriers that stop them from doing everyday things like shopping and spending time on leisure activities. According to Purple:
- The spending power of disabled people and their households worldwide is currently estimated to be worth $8 trillion, increasing by 14% per annum.
- Only 10% of businesses have a targeted strategy for the disabled market.
- 75% of disabled people and their families have walked away from a business because of poor accessibility or customer service.
- 8% of disabled people are wheelchair users, and 80% of disabled people have hidden impairments.
Create change and join the Purple Tuesday movement
The global Purple Tuesday movement is easy to get involved with. Participation is free, the only requirement is that your organisation must commit to making at least one change to practice each year that will enhance the disabled customer experience.