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
In the wake of COVID-19, the travelling habits of commuters across the world were forced to adapt to a new world of masks, distancing, and online ticket purchases. Although it would be a huge understatement to minimise the impact of the pandemic on any nation’s transport infrastructure, the UK wasRead More...
What to expect from Direct Access founder Steven Mifsud’s talk at the London And New York Build EXPO
Implementing the RIBA Inclusive Design Overlay: This summer the RIBA released the Inclusive Design Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work. This ground-breaking guidance empowers and equips design, construction, and management professionals to create and operate inclusive and equitable buildings and spaces to welcome everyone. At the London Expo, StevenRead More...
Ensuring that your website is fully accessible to disabled people 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 ownRead More...
The Equality Act 2010, BS8300, Part M Building Regulations, Lifetime Homes Standards, and the Wheelchair Housing Design Guide (among various other legislations) sets out clear expectations and legal precedence outlining how building owners must promote the personal independence and comfort of their residents (of which many of are statistically likelyRead More...
This week, the BBC reported that the Green Man displayed on traffic lights throughout the United Kingdom is expected to remain lit for a longer period of time to benefit disabled pedestrians. Admittedly, the period would only be extended by one second, bringing the amount of time pedestrians have toRead More...
Direct Access is delighted to be exhibiting at the London Build Expo, which takes place from the 15-16 November at Olympia, London. Attracting thousands of attendees from across the design and construction sector, it is the UK’s largest expo of its kind. Our founder Steven Mifsud MBE will be oneRead More...
DA Team Releases video in support of Hidden Disability Sunflower Scheme Direct Access has released a video in support of the Hidden Disability Sunflower Scheme by Hidden Disabilities Store. The Hidden Disability Sunflower is the most recognised symbol of hidden disabilities worldwide. Each of the Sunflower scheme’s lanyards, caps, andRead More...
Neurodiversity training: Accessibility for the mind Providing neurodiversity training is a crucial element in generating truly accessible workplaces. This is because if staff members know how to accommodate cognitive disabilities, not only are welcoming and inclusive environments encouraged, but the likelihood of engagement among neurodiverse people will likely increase, creatingRead More...
Making heritage sites inclusive and accessible Reserving our heritage and learning from the successes and mistakes of old are crucial in the development of a positive and better tomorrow. And nowhere is this truer than in the world of man-made structures. As society, in service of creating a better worldRead More...
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