“In an environment or society that takes little or no account of impairment, people’s activities can be limited
and their social participation restricted.
People are therefore disabled by the society they live in,
not directly by their impairment.”
WHO WE ARE.
Founded by Marianne Waite, we are a collective with a conscience. Our background is in branding and communication, and through our work we aim to better society’s relationship with ‘difference’.
We want ideas about inclusivity to reach the wider public, to be harder to ignore, and to inspire those capable to take action. We work with the best and brightest brains in inclusivity to highlight opportunities for brand experiences that truly make a difference, to those considered different.
Disability makes a lot of us uncomfortable. But it’s an important topic. Up there with gender, sexuality and race. And while it’s nice to talk about equality - that just isn’t how the world works. Yet.
The way we see it.
What we believe.
We believe people look to brands to affect positive social change. We believe organisations should represent our full community. And we believe creative thinking can go a long way.
But, the issue of equality needs to extend beyond tokenistic attempts to be inclusive.
This is considered, sincere, intelligent product and service development. This is breaking down social barriers between those with and without disabilities. This is a huge problem, inspiring some great solutions. And this is leaving the world a little better than how we found it.
WHAT WE DO.
We want to educate brand managers and their agencies on the benefits of ‘equitable customer experiences’.
So through research, publications, and events, we provide thought leadership to those in a position to affect positive change.
We know that by catering to exceptional human needs, brands can create exceptional experiences for EVERYONE - while simultaneously destigmatising difference.
“The veneer of advertising is no longer opaque enough for brands to hide any elements of their culture. To attract the next generation of employees and consumers, they must take an inside-out approach to marketing and
shine from their core.”
Rebecca Coleman, Marketing Magazine