Accessible Customer Service Policy
Customers with physical or mental disabilities deserve the same high level of service given to any other customer. At Gap Inc. we believe this is simply common courtesy as well as good customer service.
All goods and services provided by Gap Inc. shall follow the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity.
|Assistive Devices||We are committed to serving people with disabilities who use assistive devices to obtain, use or benefit from our goods and services. Although Gap Inc. does not provide assistive devices in our facilities, persons with disabilities may use their own assistive devices as needed when accessing goods or services provided by Gap Inc.|
|Communication||We will communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability. We will train staff who communicate with customers on how to interact and communicate with people with various types of disabilities.|
|Service animals and support persons||
We are committed to welcoming people with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal on the parts of our premises that are open to the public and other third parties. We will also ensure that all staff, volunteers and others dealing with the public are properly trained in how to interact with people with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal.
We are committed to welcoming people with disabilities who are accompanied by a support person. Any person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to enter Gap Inc. premises with his or her support person. At no time will a person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person be prevented from having access to his or her support person while on our premises.
Gap Inc. does not charge admission fees to customers or support persons.
|Notice of temporary disruption||
In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for customers with disabilities Gap Inc. will notify customers promptly. This clearly posted notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated length of time, and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available.
When disruptions occur Gap Inc. will provide notice by:
|Training for staff||
Gap Inc. will provide training to employees, volunteers and others who deal with the public or other third parties on its behalf; for example, all salespersons, drivers, vendors, event operators, call centers and third party marketing agents.
Training will also be provided to those who are involved in the development and approval of customer service policies, practices and procedures.
Training will be provided as soon as practicable and will be included in new hire orientation. Revised training will be provided in the event of changes to legislation, or changes to Gap Inc. procedures and/or practices related to customers with disabilities.
Gap Inc. will keep a record of training that includes the dates training was provided and the number of employees who attended the training.
Training will include:
The ultimate goal of Gap Inc. is to meet and surpass customer expectations while serving customers with disabilities. Comments on our services regarding how well those expectations are being met are welcome and appreciated. Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way Gap Inc. provides goods and services to people with disabilities can speak to store personnel or contact Customer Relations via phone, email or letter.
All feedback will be directed to Customer Relations for each brand
Customers can expect to hear back in or around 5 business days. Complaints will be addressed according to our organization’s regular complaint management procedures.
|Modifications to this policy||
Gap Inc. is committed to developing customer service policies that respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. Therefore, no changes will be made to this policy before considering the impact on people with disabilities. Any policy of Gap Inc. that does not respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities will be modified or removed.
|Questions about this policy||
This policy exists to achieve service excellence to customers with disabilities. If anyone has a question about the policy, or if the purpose of a policy is not understood, an explanation should be provided by, or referred to, Customer Relations listed above.
|Notice of availability and format of documents||
Gap Inc. shall notify customers that the documents related to the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service are available upon request and in a format that takes into account the customer’s disability. Notification will be given by posting the information in a conspicuous place owned and operated by Gap Inc., the Gap Inc.’s website and/or any other reasonable method.