Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to make bar tending more accessible
Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these
You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and
external costs and here’s how.
Take it from me! I have been an accessibility awareness consultant and
advisor since 1998 and I continue to help companies to increase their
revenues, reduce their costs, and reach hidden consumer markets!
Now, this month’s tip may sound a bit frivolous and somewhat humourous to
you but I think that this should be viewed as thinking outside the box and
if executed successfully it can bring certain very hidden benefits to those
of you who are willing to give it a go.
So here goes.
When I say that we can make bar tending more accessible, I mean that we can
do two very creative things to attract more customers while at the same time
open up opportunities for job seekers as well as give a boost to your
1. Opening up opportunities of employment for persons with special needs.
This would mean the introduction of ways to ensure that employees can be
In the case of perspective employees who are blind or vision impaired; here
are some suggestions.
* arrange bottles and mixes in a logical order and label them using braille,
large print, or use modern technology to help identify them.
Such as having electronic tags on bottles or mixes.
Or even an app to do it.
2. This sort of initiative will definitely attract and encourage curious
customers and those who want to support and give patronage to persons with
3. This could certainly increase your revenues and customer bases.
Give this some consideration.
Just think! Visualizing the entry of over curious customers to see how a
blind or vision impaired bar tender carries out their bar tending skills.