[community] Asda store in UK to have "Quiet hour" for autistic guests

Hung, Jonathan jhung at ocadu.ca
Mon Apr 25 14:54:57 UTC 2016

I spotted this news item earlier today: Asda store in Manchester will have a quiet hour on May 7th for autistic shoppers. This was in response to the store manager seeing a customer with an autistic child. They will turn off in-store announcements, clear clutter, and turn off noisy displays.

From the article it appears they are doing this for a single store, on a single day, for 1 hour. They may bring this program to other stores pending feedback.

Article: Manchester Asda brings in ‘quiet hour’ for autistic shoppers<http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-36129448>

My personal thought:  Corporations are (finally!) realizing that inclusion benefits everyone, and is also profitable. If this is an increasing trend, I’ll gladly see more good examples of it.

- Jon.




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