Access

for Everybody

Award-winning Universal Design and Accessibility experts. Led by People of Determination.

Direct Access has led the accessibility and inclusion field since 2004. We are a DOBE™ certified Disability Owned and Operated Business Enterprise providing accessibility consultancy based on our real lived experience of disability.

We enable organisations across the Middle East to create inclusive environments that meet and exceed accessibility standards and building regulations.

We work with clients, architects and design teams working on iconic buildings and facilities.

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Consultancy

Following best practice to develop accessible and inclusive buildings.

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Media

Our recording studios and tactile production facilities produce a wide variety of accessible information – empowering people.

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Products

Key accessible products that make a real and substantial difference to the lives of people with disabilities

A Selection of

Our Work

Latest

News

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Achieving Accessible Website Compliancy

Ensuring that your website is fully accessible to People of Determination is becoming an increasingly vital element in the success of any institution with a public-facing platform. Whether you are a small charity owner, servant of a local government, or CEO of a large conglomerate business, chances are you also

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How Direct Access can help create accessible apartment buildings

The United Arab Emirates Universal Design Code, the Saudi Building Code (SBC), and the ISO 21542 International Accessibility Guidelines, (among many other guidelines),  set out clear expectations and legal precedence which outline that building owners must promote the personal independence and comfort of their residents (of which many of are

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How Direct Access can help employers achieve Mowaamah certification

Mowaamah is part of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development’s programs, launched in the implementation of the Kingdom’s Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. To provide a suitable working environment for persons with disabilities, according to specific criteria and requirements, enabling the enterprise to obtain the

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Direct Access attending the SEA Expo and Summit in Saudi Arabia

Last month, Direct Access announced that we would be exhibiting at Riyadh’s SEA Expo and Summit conference. Direct Access has previously worked to increase accessibility in Saudi Arabia in line with Saudi Vision 2030, including consulting for the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) in Riyadh. Our team worked closely with

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Highlighting the importance of social accessibility

At Direct Access, we champion how positive social experiences can have a resulting positive impact on the lives of disabled people. Highlighting the importance of social accessibility is in turnkey to achieving this. Ranging from the emotional well-being of individual disabled people to wider perceptions of inclusivity in the public

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Going on your journey to inclusion

Diversity of access and inclusion regardless of race, gender, background etc. are integral to the development of a just and equal society in which a person’s physical, cognitive, social, or emotional experiences are validated and protected. We often think of access as merely a means of providing entry or egress

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Workplace culture and cognitive exclusion

At Direct Access, we provide accessibility expertise based on a foundation rooted in the direct experiences of disabled people, from members of our team who themselves are disabled, to citizens local to whichever site we have been asked to audit. Because of this, we pride ourselves on research and consultation,

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How does the Direct Access tactile map board work?

Direct Access has the immense privilege of contributing to the merge of two quickly synthesising worlds; technological innovation, and accessibility (which we are all about), with the launch of our new Tactile Braille Map Boards. But what is a Tactile Braille Map Board? How do they work? To explain this,

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The health benefits of quiet and sensory rooms

Conceptually, disability is a fact of life, as well as a broad term for specific conditions. As humans with a limited time on this Earth, we accept that an extremely large spectrum of people is likely to experience disability in their lifetime. It takes so many different forms, and most

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    Unit 3706,
    Platinum Tower JLT-PH1-12,
    Jumeirah Lakes Towers,
    Dubai,
    UAE.

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    Phone:
    +971548880133

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    Platinum Tower JLT-PH1-12,
    Jumeirah Lakes Towers,
    Dubai,
    UAE.

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