Purple Light Up
A Visible Sign for Disability Confidence
On December 3rd - the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - companies committed to inclusion send a clear message. It is about more than awareness - it is about recognition and striving for equal and self-determined participation for everyone.
We invite you to be part of this movement! As an innovative company, show that you are actively committed to inclusion and accessibility. The global campaign #PurpleLightUp lights the way: Let us together put the colour purple in the spotlight as a symbol for the strength and diversity of people with disabilities.
myAbility supports the campaign in German-speaking countries as an official partner of PurpleSpace UK. We offer you the platform to make a decisive statement. Join in and actively shape the change!
The Purple Light Up campaign was launched in 2017 in England by Kate Nash and PurpleSpace and uses the colour purple to make a visible statement for inclusion and diversity worldwide. It aims to make people with disabilities more visible and draw attention to the issue.
PurpleLightUp takes place annually around December 3rd - the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - and focuses on economic empowerment, economic participation and the contribution of people with disabilities.
Companies, associations, organisations and private individuals are invited to participate in the campaign with various purple actions and to publicly advocate for more inclusion, accessibility and equal opportunities in the economy and the world of work. The purple actions of the participants range from lighting up buildings to various contributions on social media to internal and external events.
Show that your company recognises the contribution of employees and customers with disabilities to the company's success and stand up for an inclusive and accessible economy!
How Can You Participate in Purple Light Up 2023?
- Register your company for the Purple Light Up 2023 campaign at no cost: Free registration for PurpleLightUp
- Get ideas and guidelines for your activities.
- Share photos, videos, or articles of your contributions.
- myAbility will support your public communication efforts and help extend your reach.
- We Are PURPLE!!!
If you are already actively implementing disability initiatives in your workforce and/or customer base, use this campaign to showcase your efforts. Or, if you are new to the concept of an inclusive economy and accessibility but find it intriguing, use this campaign to highlight your planned activities for 2024.
Lena Öllinger (she/her) is Senior DisAbility Management Consultant at myAbility, certified expert for barrier-free building and board member of the Forum Usher Syndrome, Hearing Impairment and Deafblindness.
Since 2022, Lena Öllinger has been an official PurpleLightUp Ambassador for the German-speaking region.