Accessible customer service
The need to be accessible is often talked about in isolation and it becomes this 'big thing' that you have to do alongside everything else. That can be overwhelming and sometimes it's just not that easy to know where to start.
Yes, being accessible is a legal requirement. But rather than treating accessibility as an extra set of rules, it's really about providing good customer service. And the ultimate aim is that it isn't a big deal for anyone, it just happens.
Sadly, according to recent government figures, 100 people in the UK start losing their site every day whilst hearing loss affects 10 million people. This is why providing accessible services is so important.
How MeIncluded can help your business
Disabled people represent a massive untapped market for business with a collective spending power of £249 billion. Harnessing the power of the ‘purple pound’ creates a virtuous circle of more financial independence and the choices that come with it for individuals, that in turn represent huge economic opportunities for businesses.
Why becoming a MeIncluded member makes complete business sense. Look at our short video here
By becoming a MeIncluded member you will gain valuable insight into what really matters to your customers, driving up satisfaction, help you meet your legal obligations and become a market leader. We are totally independent and offer a voice of reason, providing a balanced view to support businesses and your customers.
We offer a choice of unique service improvement packages to suit you, providing exclusive customer insight, business intelligence and support that will help your business grow.
We can also offer you the MeIncluded ACEscore™ - a unique benchmark tool that looks at how easy it is - or not - for people with disabilities to use businesses. Our aim is to utilise this valuable customer insight to work with businesses and improve standards, making the world more accessible and inclusive for everyone.
Why make your business more accessible?
- It's good for your customers - it's not just disabled people who benefit; it's their families and friends - in fact just about anyone who wants to use your service
- The power of the purple pound - huge opportunties to tap into a market with a collective spending power of £249 billion
- Its good business sense - Increasing accessibility is the right thing to do but will increase the customers who use your business
Remember, it’s the law to make your business accessible
The costs of doing nothing
of disabled customers have ‘walked’ away from a retailer’s premises because they did not cater adequately for them*
7 out of10
(70%) had left a high street shop
had left a restaurant, pub or club and 27% had left a supermarket*