Access & Sensory


An example of an Accessibility Guide developed for Cannock Chase featuring images of the site, information about what to see and do, an accessibility/site description, and symbols representing different accessibility features including level access, sloped routes, information/visitor centres, wayfinding provision, and more.

Access guides

An Access Guide shares information about the accessibility of a venue. It provides essential reassurance that a venue is accessible and may be of interest to them.

Access Guides help people who may find places overwhelming or who are unsure of where to go or what to do. Access Guides enable disabled 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 print, different 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.

The Cannock Chase Access Guide in the header of this page is available to read at

A photograph of the front cover of the Access Guide which Direct Access produced for Cannock Chase. The cover has a dark green colour scheme with a mixture of yellow and white text. It reads "Cannock Chase access guide. Welcome to the Access Guide for Cannock Chase". Underneath this text is the Cannock Chase logo. A photograph on the cover shows a young white woman with downs syndrome riding a bike with stabilisers joyfully. Next to her getting in close for a photo is a white male companion who is off his bike and holding it with one hand. He is also smiling happily. Behind them is a bike trail through some woods.



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 close-up shot of a persons finger reading Braille paper.


and Large print

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

A young caucasian male student deep in thought taps the mousepad on a laptop as he logs in to an unspecific website. Next to the laptop is a plastic cup of coffee and pieces of paper with a black ball point pen on top.



The Direct Access logo.

United Kingdom

Pepper House,
Market Street,
CW5 5DQ.
Old Town Hall,
30 Tweedy Rd,
BR1 3FE.                   


77 Camden Street Lower,
D02 XE80.

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