The tree is up, I’m mostly done with all my Christmas shopping!
Shopping; it’s something of a must at Christmas unless you’re Scrooge, picking out the right present for a fussy family member or finding the cheesiest present you can for your best friend, It can also be one of the most stressful times of year.
But what happens when your unable to go out and enjoy the Christmas markets and all the smells of Christmas that comes with the build up to Christmas, singing away to the Christmas tunes with out even noticing your doing it!
With the lack of suitable facilities and access for disabled people and their families, it’s hard to just go and enjoy the festive season. Your limited to online or places that are accessible.
This month is disability history 19 with the #AreWeThereYet the answer is no most definitely we are NOT there! when it comes to access in supermarkets, shopping centres, cinemas, restaurants the list is endless. We have barely scratched the surface when it comes to accessibility with it being the simplest of things like a toilet or ramp to make something accessible.
Why are these simple things not being implemented by companies!? it’s simple money most companies see it a dead money they will never get back or to high of an expense that can be used better else where in their eyes, is that entirely correct; well I’ll leave you to come up with your own conclusion on that one.
Heard of the purple pound it’s the spending power of disabled people and their families worth £249bn, so why are most companies not seeing this as a missed opportunity!?
This time of year is about family, friends the joy and excitement of Christmas, but when your unable to travel to see family Just because your disabled and can’t access a toilet.
Creating a more accessible world surly this is a good thing. No;
Let me know how you feel by leaving me a comment, how have you done your Christmas shopping??
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