Award-winning Universal Design and Accessibility experts. Led by disabled people.
Direct Access has led the accessibility and inclusion field since our inception in 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 to create inclusive environments that meet and exceed accessibility standards and building regulations.
We work with clients, architects and design teams working on small community venues to UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Following best practice and meeting your obligations under the Equality Act.
Our recording studios and tactile production facilities produce a wide variety of accessible information – empowering people.
Key accessible products that make a real and substantial difference to the lives of people with disabilities
A Selection of
First, the challenges. Life working at a small business always presents its challenges. In 2023, Direct Access experienced more of these challenges than we possibly have ever felt in our nineteen-year existence. Even as we anticipate celebrating twenty years of Direct Access in 2024, our well-oiled machine providing accessibility expertiseRead More...
When we think of the built environments that make up our society, whether that’s bus stations, libraries, hospitals, supermarkets, or hotels, thought is rarely ever given to the potential of these spaces were they to be rebuilt, readjusted, and made inclusive. Indeed, when we think of accessibility and inclusion inRead More...
Much is often said about disability awareness, whether it’s businesses and organizations earnestly involving themselves in the various disability awareness days that happen each year, to huge corporations painting an image of inclusivity simply because they offer images of diversity in their branding – it is clear that in today’sRead More...
COP28, the annual climate change conference, is scheduled to take place at the heart of Expo City in the United Arab Emirates in a matter of weeks now. The conference, which will see some of the most high-profile politicians, scientists, and environmental activists fly into Dubai to discuss sustainability, willRead More...
Direct Access founder Steven Mifsud MBE interviewed by London Build Expo on Diversity in Construction
Ahead of London Build Expo 2023, Steven Mifsud MBE sat with London Build Expo to talk all things Direct Access, ethical architecture, A.I, the future of technology, and diversity within the construction industry. Interview begins here: Thanks for sitting down with us Steven! Can you provide an overview of DirectRead More...
Earlier this year, a consultation programme was undertaken to ascertain the future of around 1,000 ticket offices at stations. These plans were initially developed by train operators to provide more staff on platforms and in response to an increase in the number of tickets purchased online. Today, it was announcedRead More...
In the past ten years or so wayfinding has undergone massive changes that has made getting around more accessible to all. With the ease of availability of services such as Google Maps, finding your way from A to B has never been easier. However, despite the ability to guide usRead More...
To preface, it is important that we first acknowledge that while there are generally recommended methods of communicating with blind people, they are ultimately individuals with their own experiences, and will therefore have preferences unique to them. This blog entry is based on preferred etiquette which tends to overlap amongRead More...
The Board of Directors at Direct Access are seeking a new Managing Director for its UK Operations. As part of the company’s global expansion into territories such as the Middle East and the United States, the current Direct Access Managing Director, Steven Mifsud MBE, will be transitioning into a groupRead More...
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