Access & Sensory


Access Guide Symbols

Access guides

Certain disabled people might find new places overwhelming (like anyone else), but the oft-perpetuated myth that disabled people are not outgoing or capable of engaging in their local community is false. 

The single difference between a disabled person and a non-disabled person, in this context, is that before visiting a new place, they might want to know what facilities are in place that accommodate them and their needs.

This is where an Access Guide can be useful, as it allows disbaled people to plan their trips in advance and determine whether a place of interest is accessible to them, a friend, or a family member.

Access Guides help illuminate various aspects of a particular site for disabled people, such as its wheelchair accessibility, its braille provision, whether guide dogs are allowed, where Induction Loops are in place, and much more. Everyone’s accessibility needs are different.

Everyone’s accessibility needs are different therefore we develop and provide guides in a range of formats including large printdifferent contrasting backgrounds, easy read, braille, sign language, and audio description.

If you think your site(s) would benefit from one of our Access Guides, enquire today.

Sensory guides

Designed for neurodiverse visitors, social guides provide vital information about what people can expect when they visit your site. From sights, sounds, smells, and who they will meet, our Access guides are written by our Consultant team in partnership with you.

A man in a green polo shirt wearing gloves reaches into a large 3D printer to ready the space for construction of a 3D model.

3D Printed

Tactile Models



An open folder with a simplified, large print accessible menu inside listing a selection of teas and cool refreshing drinks.



An old blind man on a park bench listens to an audio description on his phone with his cane leaning against the bench.

Audio description

and transcription

A young woman signs BSL to a man set opposite her in an office space.


BSL Videos

A large print questionnaire alongside a piece of braille paper with a hand touching it.


and Large print

Direct Lens

Enhanced Accessible Communication

EAC Codes

A row of five swell maps, all detailing the same location - A History Through Objects museum exhibition, spread out on a table at the Direct Access offices.

Tactile and

Sensory Maps

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United Kingdom
Suite GB,
Pepper House,
Market Street,
CW5 5DQ.

77 Camden Street Lower,
D02 XE80.


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