FAQ

You can sign up for the global broadcast, based on your continent here. The event is free to all, so do feel free to recommend your friends, family and colleagues to attend this day full of celebration. After you’ve signed up, you will be emailed login details for the #PurpleLightUp platform. On the day, you’ll be able to watch webinars, interviews, panel discussions and more, ask questions and interact with other network/resource group leaders, champions and allies from across the world. We will also watch countries ‘go purple’, lighting up iconic landmarks.
You can find out more about getting involved here

With an estimated 386 million disabled employees worldwide, and in a year when organisations are moving online more than ever before, we thought that it was important to make #PurpleLightUp bigger, and more globally connected, than ever before. Through a 24-hour global broadcast, countries across the world get to celebrate during appropriate hours in their time-zone, whilst strengthening their ability to drive disability inclusion.

Yes, we will have captioning available during the broadcast for all of the programme. The platform will also be screen reader friendly, and colour contrast friendly. For further questions on accessibility, please get in touch at admin@purplespace.org so that we can ensure any accessibility needs that you have are met.

Yes, we run virtual events for our members - from book launches to peer learning - each month, through Learning and Development opportunities. Most of these events are exclusive (and free) to PurpleSpace members, but we do have some events which are open access. Find out more about the events we have coming up here.

Yes, #PurpleLightUp is a global movement open to all disabled employees and allies - not limited to PurpleSpace members.

Although we'd obviously love you to join the PurpleSpace community, and receive special benefits such as joining our #PurpleLightUp working group, we also want to hear about the great work being carried out by disability networks and resource groups across the globe. Find out more about how you can get involved here.

Yes, this movement has captured the hearts and minds of people across the globe. If disability inclusion and celebrating our economic contribution means something to you personally we would love you to take part. Find out more about how you can get involved here.

No. Purple Tuesday is an international call to action to celebrate the purple pound – the spending power of disabled people and their families. If you are taking part in Purple Tuesday on November 13th, take lots of photos on the day (especially of disabled colleagues or networks are involved) and then re-share on social media on 3rd December to help us celebrate the #PurpleLightUp. Find out more about Purple Tuesday here.

If you have been moved by #PurpleLightUp, we recommend looking at our annual Leadership Themes to continue your work on disability inclusion all year round. Each month, we focus on essential know-how so that networks, resource groups, allies and champion programmes can continue building disability confidence from the inside out. Topics include communication, the role of senior champions and allies, career ambition and building inner confidence. You can see our Leadership Themes here.

There are a number of reputable charities and non-government agencies that support disabled people into work in the UK and across the world and we recommend that you do your homework to ensure that whichever charity you pick one that is led and guided by disabled people as well as the right one for you to support. We would also recommend you take a look at the International Disability Alliance website.

No. At PurpleSpace we support diversity and inclusion for all shades of purple but if you particularly like the shade that we use the colour codes are: CMYK 60 90 0 0 or RGB 130 54 140 (Pantone number 2612 C is similar).

No, we don’t currently sell merchandise, but we would love to see pictures of you wearing purple on social media! Use #PurpleLightUp and tag us @MyPurpleSpace.

Please check on our other pages to find out more about #PurpleLightUp, this year’s 24 hour global broadcast, how to get involved or sponsor first. Please. get in contact with us at admin@purplespace.org if you have a question that is not covered on one of our existing pages, and we will try our best to get back to you.