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The Kanchi Blog


Kanchi Calls on Irish Businesses to Open Their Doors to People With Disabilities

Posted on
5th November 2012

On Saturday 3rd of November, Kanchi, the organisation which works to change mindsets and behaviours around disability, launched its list of the Top Ten Actions for Inclusive Business. The launch kick started its Kanchi 100 Recruitment week and marked the one month countdown to the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Launched as part of Kanchi 100, an initiative calling on Irish businesses to make themselves more inclusive of people with disabilities as employees or customers, the Top 10 Actions are designed to get businesses Thinking Differently about disability.

The Kanchi 100 recruitment week, which runs from 5th – 9th November, will see 100 Irish businesses signing up to make one change within their organisations to make them more inclusive of people with disabilities.
Businesses wishing to take part can visit www.kanchinetwork.com for further information.

The message behind this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities is ‘Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all’ and with just one month to go businesses across Ireland are being asked to take part in the celebrations by committing to make one change within their own organisations which will remove barriers to inclusion.

Top 10 Actions for Inclusive Business

Top 10 Actions for Inclusive Business

To mark the day, on 3rd December Kanchi will release a series of case studies on the Kanchi 100 companies and the changes they have committed to making to become more accessible and inclusive for customers and employees with disabilities.
Nikki Hegarty, Kanchi Network Manager said “One in seven people globally has a disability and in Ireland people with disabilities represent a spending power of €3.3 billion. Today’s businesses are realising that in order to be successful they have to be inclusive and accessible to this group. Through Kanchi 100 we want businesses to realise that even small changes can make a big difference, we are encouraging businesses to look at what one thing they can change and to get started in becoming more inclusive today”

For more information on Kanchi100, visit www.kanchinetwork.com
or contact Amie
Email: amie@kanchi.org
Tel: (01)634 0018

The Author: Amie
Amie is Kanchi’s communications guru by day and a blind photographer by night! She’s an advoacate for change and loves all things creative and active including; sailing, sky diving, blogging, campaigning, the Irish language and playing traditional Irish music!



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