Blog Category: Sensory-friendly Basics

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Everyone Included: Be Sensory-Friendly

Do you wonder how to better include everyone? Being sensory-friendly helps achieve that goal. Inclusion and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all are key priorities of the United Nations Commission for Social Development. The Commission is an advisory body. It is responsible for the social development pillar of global

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Website Accessibility Includes Being Sensory-Friendly

Have you ever thought about the accessibility of your website? Or the accessibility of websites you visit? You might think that website accessibility is only important, for instance, for people who have changes in their vision and use screen readers. The accessibility of your website is critical for anyone who uses a screen reader and

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What Does It Mean to be Sensory Sensitive?

Have you heard the term sensory sensitivity? Additionally, you may also be wondering why more events and locations as identifying as being sensory-friendly. Learn about how sensory sensitivities are driving a large and growing community of people to seek out sensory-friendly experiences. For someone who is sensory sensitive, they experience one or more of the

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Sensory Friendly Solutions is a B Corp™

As of January 3, 2022, Sensory Friendly Solutions, as social enterprise, a for-profit impact business, is now also a B Corp™. Sensory Friendly Solutions has joined the global community of businesses who play an important role creating an inclusive and sustainable world. What it means to be a B Corp™ B Lab™ is a network

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Disabled Person or Person With a Disability?

Many people are confused and apprehensive about how to refer to different groups of people. That includes people with disabilities, as well as older adults, for example. The words you use change over time and new words emerge. Simply put, it is often unclear how to refer to other people in a way that is

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How to Manage Sensory Overload in Adults

Sensory overload is something that many people experience, including both adults and children. However, sensory overload is often talked about only in children. It is important to know that adults experience sensory overload, too. There are several reasons adults experience sensory overload. One reason, is an underlying diagnosis, like PTSD, hearing loss, or concussion. Moreover,

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What Are the Signs of Sensory Issues?

As more and more children and adults experience sensory sensitivity and sensory overload, it is important to understand sensory issues. However, many people are confused about sensory disorders and autism, giving rise to a common misconception that certain sensory preferences indicate a specific diagnosis. They do not. Read on to learn more about sensory issues

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What Is a Sensory-Friendly Environment?

Are you familiar with the term “sensory-friendly”. Oftentimes, this phrase is used to describe an experience or product. Did you know there are also sensory-friendly environments? That means there are places and spaces that are sensory-friendly, too. There are many aspects of an environment that can create a comfortable space for people. Furthermore, understanding how

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Make Your Business Sensory Friendly

Are you like many other businesses in the following ways? You want to increase your customer base. You are interested in being more accessible. Inclusion is important to you. Maybe, you’ve heard about sensory-friendly hours. And, now you wonder if that is a fit for your business? You think you might already have some sensory-friendly

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Fidgets: Not Just for Children

You often hear about and see fidget toys created for children. However, have you ever considered how these devices may also be helpful for adults? Sensory fidget toys for adults are truly “a thing!” If you are old enough, you may remember fiddling with a few coins in your pocket, twirling a pencil in your

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