Monday, August 31, 2009
9. Reach out to customers with disabilities through main stream advertising. One in five people in the United States has a disability. And their "Entourage" is ever bigger. The Entourage is made up of friends, family members, souses, care givers, and even acquaintences. These people support disability issues and are sensitive to the needs to people with disabilites in general. Every time a member of the Entourage sees an opportunity for the person they know with a disability, they tell them about it. It's that simple! For more information on the Entourage and how you can tap into this market, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, August 24, 2009
8. Creat advisory committees including people with disabilities to evaluate compacy-wide accommodations, facilities, and adaptive devices. This gives people with disabilities (PWD) a say in what happens and a chance to fix problems before they arise. This also provieds and avenue for PWD to voice their problems and concerns to a person with a disability rather than some other company official that may not be as sensitive to their needs. For instance, there are two major airline companies that work with a disability advisory board and they consistently have the highest ratings from consumers with disabilities. To learn more about the entourage and the potential of the disability market visit http://www.ckconsultingonline.com/ or email me at email@example.com
Monday, August 17, 2009
7. Reach out to customers with disabilities through any number of disability publications (Sports & Spokes, Venture magazine), radio shows (Blog Talk Radio: Access Anything), and the internet. There are dozens of disability related magazine and Ezines that go out to hundreds of thousands of People with Disabilities around the country. And with the power of the internet and social networking, you can reach even more of these customers than ever before. Remember that there are 55 million people with disabilities in the US alone and more than 800 million world-wide! To learn more about disability publications and avenues for marketing to this rapidly growing market visit http://www.ckconsultingonline.com/.
Monday, August 10, 2009
6. Employ People with Disabilities (PWD). Be sure that your company knows the current statutes and regulations regarding Equal Opportunity Employment of PWD. This is a very hot topic right now, and often times PWD are just as qualified as non-disabled applicants. And with the unemployment rate among PWD at an all time high, they may also be more appreciative and dependable than other employees. Be aggressive in your recruiting efforts and be sure to include a variety of disabilities in your work force. With a simple disability awareness and sensitivity training session included for all employees, they will fit right in with everyone else. And remember that it has been proven that people with disabilities are more likely to patronize a business that also employs people with disabilities. (source: UMASS Center for Social Development & Education). For more info on how to meet employment requirements email me at firstname.lastname@example.org OR visit me at http://www.ckconsultingonline.com/
Monday, August 3, 2009
5. Know your customer. Know your customer. Know your customer! The basic building blocks of advertising and marketing make it essential to know who you are marketing to. Until recently, there were no statistics or demographics available on what people with disabilities (PWD) spent their money on, where they traveled and how often they traveled, or how much money they spent. Thanks to the Open Doors Organization we now have some demographics to work with. Open Doors has conducted two groundbreaking studies on travelers with disabilties, discussing how often they travel, how much money they spend (airlines, lodging, food & beverage, & retail), and what types of problems they most often encounter. These studies have really opened the doors for businesses to learn about this HUGE untapped market. For more information or to learn how to become more accesssible, visit me at http://www.ckconsultingonline.com/ or send me an email to email@example.com.