The City of London Corporation’s Guildhall headquarters was illuminated purple last Tuesday night in support of Purple Tuesday.
Purple Tuesday is an international initiative, held on the first Tuesday of November, that encourages businesses to ensure that disabled customers have the best experience possible. By focusing on improving accessibility and best practice, the initiative highlights how important it is for businesses to be disability inclusive all year round.
This year, a record 6,500 organizations across 13 countries celebrated Purple Tuesday, which has supported its partner businesses to bring about over 7000 new accessibility changes to better meet the needs of disabled people and their families. Their work is rooted in the voices and lived experiences of disabled people, making them an authentic movement for disability inclusion.
The City Corporation has employer status for the Disability Confident Scheme, which helps employers to challenge attitudes and increasing understanding surrounding disability. The scheme also assists employers with removing the day-to-day barriers to access that disabled people encounter.
City of London Corporation Policy Chairman, Chris Hayward said: “We aspire to be a leader in equity, diversity, inclusion, and illuminating Guildhall is a really visible way to show we are an inclusive organization that cares about supporting people with disabilities.”