Purple Tuesday

Join us for the UK's most accessible shopping day

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We’re on a mission to ensure Highcross Leicester has a positive impact on the communities surrounding it, that’s why we’re getting involved in Purple Tuesday, the UK’s accessible shopping day. We’re committed to making the shopping experience here even more inclusive for customers with disabilities on 12 November and beyond. It’s a milestone awareness moment for an issue that is relevant 365 days a year. Please join us on this journey! We have some exciting activities planned here at Highcross Leicester: - Wishes 4 Kids, Alzheimer's Society, Sharps and The Carer's Centre will be hosting a special pop-up shop where you can access advice and support. You'll find the pop-up shop next to Waterstone's (near the Churchgate entrance). - FTM Dance will be performing at Highcross between 11am - 1pm on the Lower Mall, outside the Tresspass store. - Shopmobility will be promoting their services available, find out more about Shopmobility here. - The Apple store are holding free training sessions aimed at customers with disabilities, specifically for those who are blind or have low vision, on how they can use their iPad or iPhone devices for help. The sessions are held from 3.00pm – 4.30pm at the Apple Store. - To show our support, staff will be wearing purple along with Purple Tuesday ribbons to raise awareness. - The Beacons and John Lewis & Partner's will be lit up in purple on the day too. What is Purple Tuesday? Purple Tuesday 2019 is an international call to action focused on changing the customer experience for disabled people. It calls on organisations from all sectors and sizes, to take decisive practical actions to meet the needs of disabled customers. Purple Tuesday is part of Purple’s vision for organisations to see disability as an opportunity – both in terms of existing and potential employees and customers – and to be part of addressing the inequality that exists for disabled people through increasing the accessibility of everything they do. Check Purple’s type: asset-hyperlink id: 1DZioPZTJhtVKHFgso8Sz0 for more information. How can you help? - Follow these practical hints in Purple’s type: asset-hyperlink id: 2R3NsTYj1jZOf9LHuWue9e - Check the type: asset-hyperlink id: 6QdjdRSFSuRyciCzzqVFpU for basic greeting in British sign language