Pace Helps Remove Barriers for People with Disabilities

Pace, Chicagoland’s suburban bus and regional paratransit provider, is proud to remove transportation barriers for people with disabilities through its fixed route bus system and ADA Paratransit service. In honor of the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities each year on December 3, Pace has updated their educational materials to help riders with disabilities more easily use Pace’s fully accessible services. The video and graphics below provide educational support related to Pace’s fixed route system and ADA Paratransit…

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Sainsbury’s trials new sunflower lanyard initiative to help customers with hidden disabilities

Sainsbury’s has announced the extension of a new trial to help enhance the shopping experience for customers with hidden disabilities. The initiative will offer shoppers the option to pick up a lanyard, which has been purposely designed to act as a discreet sign for store colleagues to recognise if they may need to provide a customer with additional support when in store. Launched initially in Sainsbury’s Barnstaple and rolling out to nine more stores next month, the scheme helps those with a number of disabilities, such as autism, dementia, visual…

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Scope launches campaign for equality as half of disabled people feel excluded from society

Disability charity Scope has launched a campaign for equality and is urging everyone to show their support after new research revealed half of disabled people feel excluded from society. The findings have been published today in a report by Scope which reveals how undervalued and disconnected from society many disabled people feel. Based on Opinium polling of 2,000 working age disabled adults, the research reveals:   Two in five (41%) working age disabled people don’t feel valued by society Less than half (42 per cent) think the UK is a good…

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Disability Organisations Unite Against Starbucks’ Plastic Straw Ban

Disability organisations representing over 500,000 disabled people in Europe and North America have thrown their weight behind a letter to Starbucks CEO, Kevin Johnson, coordinated by Scottish disability rights organization One in Five. In their letter, co-signed by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson and political representatives from every major UK political party, One in Five states that Starbucks’ intention to eliminate single-use plastic straws globally by 2020 has caused ‘consider anxiety’ and led to many disabled people feeling excluded by the world’s largest coffee chain. The campaigners have challenged Starbucks to invest in the research…

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Groundbreaking PSA’s Urge Philanthropists to Live Up to Their Values on Diversity, Equity, Access, and Equality

A new series of PSAs is breaking ground on ensuring philanthropists are inclusive of people with disabilities. Representing a diverse group of people with disabilities, the stars speak directly to the camera in their own words. There was no script for the ads, only honest conversations with members of various disability communities. Participants in the ads include people who are deaf, blind, wheelchair-users or amputees or have Autism, learning differences or another disability. They include people who are African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, white and other backgrounds and are diverse…

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