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Firms urged to get behind Purple Tuesday

Lucy Moody

Journalist

We're often asked to shop locally and support businesses on our high streets, but just how easy is that if you have a disability?

Well, firms across the North East are being encouraged to make their shops and premises more accessible for Purple Tuesday.

Accessibility on the high street
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The team behind the day say simple steps, such as talking to customers, learning basic sign language and offering support for someone with a visual impairment, could improve disabled customers' experiences.

How Poole's Dolphin Centre is supporting Purple Tuesday

Laura Norton explains what the centre's doing on the UK's first accessible shopping day.