Accessibility on the High Street - what an opportunity!
Esi Hardy talks about the wealth of benefits that disabled people can bring to business
On 21 September co-founder Caroline Wells is in Glasgow for the third hearing being held by the Commission for Customers in Vulnerable Circumstances.
On 10 August co-founder Caroline Wells is in Newcastle at the second hearing being held by the Commission for Customers in Vulnerable Circumstances. Commission for customers in vulnerable circumstances holds first hearing
MeIncluded co-founder Caroline Wells is one of five commissioners who have been appointed to the Commission for Customers in Vulnerable Circumstances. The commission held its first hearing in London on 26 July and heard from a panel of experts – from energy suppliers and organisations supporting and representing the interests of customers in vulnerable situations. To find out about the commission and its work click here.
MeIncluded were proud to be there at our first Naidex event - Europe's largest and most established event for the disability sector.
We were overwhelmed with the support we received from visitors and fellow exhibitors alike for our ambition to create the largest accessibility review website in the country.
CEO and co-founder Caroline Wells - see left with Simon Chapman (fellow co-founder) gave an inspriring talk on how MeIncluded will be taking the voice of the customer to businesses so they can improve accessibility in the UK.
On Wednesday Caroline was on a distinguished panel providing information on best practice and opportunities for disabled people in the workplace.
We met some great people with incredible ideas and initiatives on how to improve accessibility and we came away even more determined to make our initiative a success.
Finally, we think we probably would have picked up 'Most Favourite Free Pen of Naidex 2018!' They went like hot cakes, so if you were kind enough to take one, please remember to leave feedback about your accessibility experiences on our free and easy to use website.
MeIncluded co-founder Caroline Wells is one of five commissioners who have been appointed to the Commission for Customers in Vulnerable Circumstances.
The Commission - chaired by Lord Whitty - has published a Call for Evidence inviting submissions from a wide range of organisations – such as charities and businesses that have experience working directly with people in vulnerable circumstances - to help the Commissioners identify the full range of issues as well as highlighting good practise within the energy and other sectors.
Over the course of 2018, the Commission will also hold a series of hearings around the UK with consumer groups, those representing the elderly and people with disabilities, experts on financial vulnerability and mental health charities among others
For more news on this story go to the Energy UK website here
STOP PRESS - On 6 June 2018 Caroline will be attending Energy UK’s Vulnerability Committee in London as part of the call for evidence
At the MeIncluded webiste you can now leave feedback about the place you work. Accessibility in the workplace is essential - if a business can't get it right for their staff how can they for their customers?
It works just then same as leaving customer reviews -
Through the insight that you leave MeIncluded will help then businesses improve accessible services in the workspace.