Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean if a business has been Amplified?
Businesses are ‘amplified’ by Amplifiers, a group of volunteers who
note when a business or provider are recommended outside of the Ample
platform. This can be from a face-to-face conversation or from a
discussions they see on social media. Amplified businesses will
show up on the Ample map and in the top search results, alongside
businesses that already have reviews.
A badge will appear on the pages of Amplified businesses, letting users
know that this place or provider is being recommended even if there are
not yet firsthand user reviews. These amplified businesses are great
leads in your search for inclusive providers and businesses!
What are Amplifiers?
Amplifiers are volunteers who contribute data to the Ample platform by
clicking an ‘Amplify’ button (only visible to confirmed Amplifiers) on
a business page anytime they see or hear someone positively recommending
that business. To become an
Amplifier, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you've logged in to Ample at least once. We'll have an email exchange
privileges and responsibilities of being an Amplifier! To be featured on
the Amplifiers page on our website, include an attached photo of yourself,
what name to
use (we can use abbreviations like “Sam S.”), your pronouns, and your location.
It is okay to be an anonymous Amplifier, but we’d love for you to get
kudos for your efforts!
Why do you do this Amplification thing?
Sometimes, despite a business receiving great praise in online forums
and social media groups, we cannot easily entice
folks to hop on over to the Ample web app and make a review to share
their firsthand experience.
Amplifying is about taking that praise and making a useful data point
with it, even if reviews haven't been made. This will allow quicker
growth of centralized data that may benefit folks in marginalized bodies.
Once a business is Amplified, it will show up on our map and near the
top of our search results. This will, for example, provide more leads
when searching for a new doctor in your area, or make traveling to
unknown cities easier.
What is claiming a business all about?
Each listing on Ample has a link for the business owner or service
provider to claim their page on the Ample platform. To claim, click the
link at the bottom of every business page that says ‘claim this business’.
You will then be prompted to fill out a small online form so Ample can
verify the legitimacy of the claim.
There are perks to claiming your business. Optionally, but importantly,
business owners can take a pledge to treat people of all genders, body
sizes, races, and abilities equally. By taking the pledge, businesses and
providers will appear on our world map of inclusive providers. They will
also appear near the top of returned search results, regardless of whether
they have been reviewed. This is a great way to promote your business or
service to those searching for inclusive and friendly establishments. A
badge will appear on the business’ page indicating that the the owner
has taken the pledge.
Another perk of taking the pledge is the opportunity to upload a statement
of business philosophy. This may also include mention of specific efforts
towards making the space or service accessible to all. This statement will
be displayed on the listing for the business along with the pledge badge.
What is the Inclusivity Pledge?
Business Owners who claim their business on the Ample platform can
optionally take the Inclusivity Pledge. It reads,
“I pledge to treat people of all genders, body sizes, races, and
abilities equally. I will keep an open and eager mind towards learning
how I might improve accessibility on an ongoing basis. To the best of
my ability, I will seek to create a space and/or service that is
inclusive, safe, and comfortable.”