In the past, chronically ill people who are primarily based at home have been systematically excluded from business, culture and learning opportunities. York is one of the most iconic destinations in the world, and yet disabled and chronically ill people are consistently an after-thought for many businesses and tourist attractions.
However, practically overnight, every single one of us became stuck in our homes too when the global pandemic reached the UK in 2020. Businesses were forced to become more innovative in order to survive - and as a result, the world inadvertently became more accessible for people with long-term conditions too.
Join writer and blogger Pippa Stacey as she discusses why, no matter what the future holds, we must carry these lessons forward to ensure our cities and towns become more accessible for residents and tourists with chronic illnesses.
Pippa will explain what we can learn about inclusion from the pandemic, how businesses can adapt and become more accessible over the long-term, and how doing so can help them reach a new market of chronically ill audiences and consumers.
This event is hosted live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.
About the speaker
Pippa Stacey is a writer, blogger and speaker. She also works in communications consultancy in the charity sector, and has a particular interest in inclusive education and employment. Pippa lives with a chronic illness called ME/CFS, and can often be found in the theatre, reading books or whizzing around York in her electric wheelchair named Janice. lifeofpippa.co.uk/ @lifeofpippa_