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List your business on Blue Trunk!

Why List Your Business on
Blue Trunk?

Show your commitment to accessibility and inclusion by listing your business on Blue Trunk! Filling out our accessibility survey helps you showcase how your business is accessible and makes it easier for you to reach a broader customer base. Although there is always room to grow, you may be accessible in ways you didn’t realize. Accommodations can include things like providing digitized guides and menus, accommodating dietary restrictions, and having grab bars in bathrooms. For some general tips and resources, check out our useful links page. If you are looking for one-on-one guidance, read more about our consulting services. 

“Our goals and Blue Trunk’s goals are the same: to serve the community.”

- Josh Zanoff, The Whiskey Jar

Want to know more about how accessibility impacts your business? Read on below!

 

  • 1 in 4 American adults - 61 million people - identify as having a disability. (1) Worldwide 1 billion people, about 15% of the population, have some form of disability. (2)

  • America's population of adults over 65 is expected to double to 95 million by 2060. (3) Worldwide the population of adults over 65 is expected to more than double by 2050, reaching over 1.5 billion people. (4) 

  • On average, each year 5.6% of working adults in America experience a short-term disability (≤6 months) due to illness, injury, or pregnancy. (5)

  • Individuals with disabilities spend over $17 billion on travel annually. (6) (And this doesn’t include older adults or short term disabilities!)

  1. Centers for Disease Control, https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/p0816-disability.html

  2. World Bank, https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/disability#1 

  3. Population Reference Bureau: https://www.prb.org/aging-unitedstates-fact-sheet/ 

  4. UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, https://www.un.org/development/desa/pd/sites/www.un.org.development.desa.pd/files/files/documents/2020/Sep/un_pop_2020_pf_ageing_10_key_messages.pdf 

  5. Integrated Benefits Institute, Health and Productivity Benchmarking 2016

  6. PR Newswire, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/disability-travel-generates-173-billion-in-annual-spending-300121930.html 

 

 

This sounds great, but isn’t accessibility already covered by the ADA? 

The Americans with Disabilities Act, commonly referred to as the ADA, is a landmark piece of legislation from 1990 that prohibits discrimination based on disability. Although it was a huge step forwards for civil rights, there is a lot that it doesn’t cover. By listing your business you help people find accommodations they need, these accommodations include but also go beyond what is required by the ADA. Many of these additional accommodations are easy and low cost to implement. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

 

Can you help me fill the survey out? 

  • Yes! We are happy to assist you with the survey. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

What does it cost to list my business? 

  • It is completely free! As a nonprofit we believe this information should be available to everyone and cost shouldn’t be a barrier. 

Will I be rated?

  • No, we do not rate businesses. Accessibility is different for each person, so it is hard to convey meaningful information through ratings. 

Do I need to create yet another account to manage? 

  • No! Simply fill out the survey and we will publish the information you provide. If you need to update anything you can contact us or fill out a new survey to replace the old one.

I don’t think my business is very accessible, can I still be listed? 

  • Yes, accessibility is different for everybody and you may be accessible in ways you don’t realize! It’s also better for your customers to have the information they need and have a good experience, then to show up and discover it isn’t accessible for them. 

List your business on Blue Trunk!