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February

View Article: Direct Access at the UASSP Mid-Winter Conference

Direct Access at the UASSP Mid-Winter Conference

Direct Access were a guest exhibitor at the UASSP Mid-Winter Conference at the Dixie Convention Centre in St. George, Utah.

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View Article: Do I need an ADA Access Audit?

Do I need an ADA Access Audit?

A facilities audit (also known as a Barrier-Free Audit, or People with Disabilities Access Audit) is an assessment of a building or facility, an environment, or a service compared to best practice standards to benchmark its accessibility to people with disabilities.

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January

View Article: World Braille Day: Raising Awareness for an Important Communication Tool

World Braille Day: Raising Awareness for an Important Communication Tool

Since 2019, World Braille Day has been celebrated to create awareness of the importance of Braille; an access and communication tool which has played a key role in the realization of human rights for blind and partially sighted people.

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December

View Article: Christmas gifts for people with sensory differences

Christmas gifts for people with sensory differences

We are proud to present an accessible suggestion list for those hoping to surprise a visually impaired, hard of hearing, or autistic loved one this Christmas, covering all ages – (based a tiny bit on our personal preference!).

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November

View Article: Uber Sued by US Justice Department for Disability Discrimination

Uber Sued by US Justice Department for Disability Discrimination

Uber Technologies Inc has come under fire (rightly) for allegedly overcharging disabled passengers, being sued by the US Justice Department on Wednesday. The Department has also asked a federal court to order compliance with anti-discrimination law.

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View Article: New federal guidance updates rules for disability employment

New federal guidance updates rules for disability employment

New federal guidance has been released that offers details on what qualifies as competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities.

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View Article: Accessibility is an issue even for world leaders

Accessibility is an issue even for world leaders

We are shocked to learn of the BBC’s report that today’s COP26 summit, a gathering of world leaders on the topic of one of society’s most pressing issues (climate change) was not accessible for minister Karine Elharrar, who is a wheelchair user.

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October

View Article: Preparing Fire Evacuation Plans and Evacuation Solutions

Preparing Fire Evacuation Plans and Evacuation Solutions

Setting up evacuation plans and incorporating the right strategies to suit your building premises is vital to preparing for a fire emergency.

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View Article: Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Many employers want to establish diverse workforces that include people with disabilities, but don’t know how to do so. As an organization that has a team consisting of 86% disabled persons, Direct Access believes that exemplary practices in disability employment can offer many benefits.

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September

View Article: Organizing an accessible wedding

Organizing an accessible wedding

Organizing a wedding that considers the potential accessibility needs of your guests could easily be dismissed as additional stress to a day that in the planning stages, will no doubt have many. However, creating an accessible environment for your guests while considering their individual needs is simply a win-win situation.

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August

View Article: Washington State businesses must now provide closed captioning

Washington State businesses must now provide closed captioning

A victory has been achieved for deaf and hard of hearing consumers in Washington State as a new law which took effect last month mandates that all businesses with forward-facing TV’s are now required to provide closed captioning at all times in public places of accommodation.

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View Article: Direct Access Founder Steven Mifsud MBE lends his voice to the Paralympics

Direct Access Founder Steven Mifsud MBE lends his voice to the Paralympics

Steven Mifsud MBE, the profoundly deaf founder and director of Direct Access, will see his dulcet tones broadcast to millions as he lends his voice to the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics, which begins today in Tokyo.

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View Article: First International Standard on Accessible Tourism for All Published

First International Standard on Accessible Tourism for All Published

For many years, Direct Access has worked internationally to guide businesses in the tourism sector to meet their local standards of accessibility. Although we have always been and continue to be proud of our clients opting to do what is ultimately just for the millions of disabled tourists across the globe, there has never been a standardized guide for accessible tourism across the world reinforcing the moral sensibilities of Direct Access. Until now, that is.

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July

View Article: ADA Accessible Parking Procedures

ADA Accessible Parking Procedures

If you own or operate a business property, understanding how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) impacts on accessible parking provision for your visitors is essential.   The ADA is a federal law designed to protect the rights of Americans with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination and guaranteeing equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

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View Article: Evacuation for California Care Facilities

Evacuation for California Care Facilities

The state of California is aging faster than the rest of the country and demand for care facilities is rising. Already, California regulates around ten thousand long-term care facilities, from small assisted living homes to large skilled nursing centers.

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June

View Article: What is a Hearing Loop?

What is a Hearing Loop?

Imagine not being able to hear the speaker across the roar of a crowd, the bank teller, or a bus driver over the noise of an engine. For many of the one in twenty of the American population with some form of hearing loss, this is a daily reality.

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