Purple Tuesday is a global event held on 1st November to improve the customer experience for disabled people and their families.

The initiative aims to inspire organisations to promote awareness, develop understanding, and put in place practical solutions for greater accessibility. 

We are thrilled to be joining both Trinity Leeds and White Rose Shopping Centre for their Purple Tuesday awareness celebrations together with other local organisations who support people with a variety of accessibility needs. So feel free to come say hello to our team!

Purple Tuesday Facts

  • 17% of the global population (over a billion people) have a disability - that’s a lot of disabled customers!
  • 80% of disabled people have ‘invisible’ or hidden impairments. So, four in every five disabled customers may need additional support, but this might not be obvious immediately
  • Only 8% of disabled people use a wheelchair
  • 75% of disabled people and their families have left a shop or website because of poor customer service and/or accessibility issues
  • The collective spending power of disabled people and their families (known as the ‘Purple Pound’) is valued at $8 trillion worldwide per year, so accessibility is important to get right

How We're Celebrating

We are working in collaboration with Trinity Leeds and White Rose Centre to mark Purple Tuesday by hosting an information stall in each shopping centre.

We will be talking to the public about accessibility, adaptions and the support available for people with autism and other neurodiverse conditions.

Both shopping centres hold Quiet Hour's every Tuesday (10am-11am) so if you prefer a more relaxed shopping environment with bright lights lowered and music turned off, then think about planning your visit during these times.  

Feel free to speak to us, for any help or guidance on the day, we are sure we'll be able to guide you in the right direction. 

Booking for this event has now closed.