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Fiona Jarvis

CEO , Blue Badge Style

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Style & disability should not be mutually exclusive

If you're disabled people assume your sense of style is no longer important e.g. disability equipment designers & manufacturers think we like 'grey' and purely functional design. They also assume we have no money to pay for premium products.

Smart, trendy places assume we don't want too visit so don't pay attention to disabled access & facilities. If they have them they are rarely shown on their websites


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    Oct 14 2013: I agree this is the case but in the UK and via our efforts at Blue Badge Style, we are aiming to talk to manufacturers, designers and consumers. In he Uk 'low end care needs' are now being pushed down to the end user rather than the NHS or local Authorities so the end user market is definitely growing and more demanding re 'style'.

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