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Make sure your business is listed as an inclusive place for all!

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Why is being inclusive important?

2 hours per month. That's how much time people with disabilities, transgender, lesbian and gay people, diverse women, ethnic and racial minorities spend searching for places that are safe, accessible or welcoming.

Anxiety over physical barriers, slurs, threats or other prejudicially-motivated actions motivates these women and men to take extra care when choosing which restaurants, offices, hotels and other establishments to conduct business.

Benefits of Be Inclusive places

Listing your business in the Be Inclusive marketplace helps your stand out from the crowd as a place that is welcoming to all.

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Display your amenities

Make life easier for your customers by providing highly-specific information about the amenities and services that are relevant to people with disabilities, LGBTQ, diverse women and other groups. AVAILABLE FOR FREE.

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inclusivity badges

Signal your values to all your customers when they walk through your front door or in your marketing by wearing your inclusivity badge with pride. AVAILABLE FOR CERTIFIED BUSINESSES ONLY.

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enhanced profiles & ranking

Stand apart from your competitors with priority ranking in search results and badges that credibility your businesses profile. AVAILABLE FOR CERTIFIED BUSINESSES ONLY.

Frequently asked questions

 

How much does it cost to be listed?

Listing your business on Be Inclusive is free of charge for all business. Fees apply when completing the inclusivity certification process and for other value-added business services.

 

How is the inclusivity of a place defined?

Quality of wheelchair accessible ramps, child-friendly menus, restrooms accessible transgender people are some examples of metrics we gather.  Be Inclusive’s metrics are the result of extensive collaboration with grassroots groups of people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, single mother, ethnic and racial minorities and other groups across Southeast Asia and the U.S.

 

How can my business be certified as inclusive?

Business owners can request to be certified. Upon receiving your request the Be Inclusive team will conduct an audit to determine your eligibility. An inspection may be required. If your business is eligible, the inclusivity certification will be issue to your business. Each business is charged a fee to cover the cost of processing the certification. Certified businesses are invited to renew their certification annually.

 

How do you prevent businesses from falsely claiming to be inclusive?

We have a threefold approach to minimise the risk of fraud: 1) our terms of service state that businesses who enrol must ensure the accuracy of information they submit otherwise their service will be denied; 2) app features enable users to report scams or fraud; and, 3) independent audits are conducted annually by the Be Inclusive team in all our markets.

 

The cost to make structural changes to my business premise is prohibitive. Does that mean I am not eligible get certified?

We acknowledge that implementing change is rarely easy. For example we acknowledge in some rare cases implementing wheelchair accessible entrances and restrooms may not possible for your business. In this case we ask owners to be transparent about their limitations. In contrast there is no excuse for persistent gaps in employee salaries based on gender, race or disabilities. Ultimately the Be Inclusive community wants to see how your business translates its commitment to inclusivity into action.

FAQ

How much does it cost to be listed?

Listing your business on Be Inclusive is free of charge for all business. Fees apply when completing the inclusivity certification process and for other value-added business services.

How do you prevent businesses from falsely claiming to be inclusive?

We have a threefold approach to minimise the risk of fraud:
1) our terms of service state that businesses who enrol must ensure the accuracy of information they submit otherwise their service will be denied;
2) app features enable users to report scams or fraud; and,
3) independent audits are conducted annually by the Be Inclusive team in all our markets.

How is the inclusivity of a place defined?

Quality of wheelchair accessible ramps, child-friendly menus, restrooms accessible transgender people are some examples of metrics we gather. Be Inclusive’s metrics are the result of extensive collaboration with grassroots groups of people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, single mother, ethnic and racial minorities and other groups across Southeast Asia and the U.S.

The cost to make structural changes to my business premise is prohibitive. Does that mean I am not eligible get certified?

We acknowledge that implementing change is rarely easy. For example we acknowledge in some rare cases implementing wheelchair accessible entrances and restrooms may not possible for your business. In this case we ask owners to be transparent about their limitations. In contrast there is no excuse for persistent gaps in employee salaries based on gender, race or disabilities. Ultimately the Be Inclusive community wants to see how your business translates its commitment to inclusivity into action.

How can my business be certified as inclusive?

Business owners can request to be certified. Upon receiving your request the Be Inclusive team will conduct an audit to determine your eligibility. An inspection may be required. If your business is eligible, the inclusivity certification will be issue to your business. Each business is charged a fee to cover the cost of processing the certification. Certified businesses are invited to renew their certification annually.

Inclusivity starts with being welcome

The owner of Tong Ah Eating House, known to locals by his nickname Ah Wee, showed us that the lack of wheelchair accessible entrances need not be a barrier. He personally helped wheelchair users enter the premises and made sure everyone felt welcome.

Finding inclusive places is harder than one thinks

Chris explains how the needs of transgender people are often neglected by doctors. Finding a suitable doctor is a problem faced by many transgender people

Businesses need to share more specific inclusivity information.

Ammar is a movie lover. He explains why more cinemas need to better with more informative listings and more services for Deaf and hard-of-hearing cinema goers.

 

Finalist, World Changing Idea Awards 2017

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Winner, Moonshot Challenge 2018

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