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Steven Mifsud Interview: Improving Inclusivity is our passion

Steven Mifsud Interview: Improving Inclusivity is our Passion This week, Direct Access founder and director Steven Mifsud MBE sat down with Crewe Nub News for a quick interview about our team’s passion for inclusivity. Detailing our approach to accessibility, and our international growth as a business, we are thrilled to

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Direct Access attending the SEA Expo and Summit in Saudi Arabia

Last month, Direct Access announced that we would be exhibiting at Riyadh’s SEA Expo and Summit conference. Direct Access has previously worked to increase accessibility in Saudi Arabia in line with Saudi Vision 2030, including consulting for the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) in Riyadh. Our team worked closely with

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Sunshine Coast Council announces 10+10+ Vision Campaign for Brisbane 2032

Sunshine Coast Council announces 10+10+ Vision Campaign for Brisbane 2032 Sunshine Coast Council, along with members from the Sunshine Coast 2032 Legacy Plan Community Reference Group, officially launched its 10+10+ Vision for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games last month. The purpose of this vision is to create a

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Highlighting the importance of social accessibility

At Direct Access, we champion how positive social experiences can have a resulting positive impact on the lives of disabled people. Highlighting the importance of social accessibility is in turnkey to achieving this. Ranging from the emotional well-being of individual disabled people to wider perceptions of inclusivity in the public

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Direct Access partners with City of Allen, Texas to audit all parks

Direct Access partners with City of Allen, Texas to audit all public parks We are overjoyed to announce that we have partnered with the City of Allen, Texas to complete the self-evaluation and ADA transition plan for the city’s parks. Working with the City of Allen’s Parks and Recreation Department

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Disabled children underserved in schools post-Covid

Disabled children underserved in schools post-covid Several news outlets have reported recently about the staff shortage crisis affecting schools, and by extension, the state of education for current and future generations of disabled children across the United Kingdom. Some of the main issues that were highlighted in Ofsted’s latest report

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How to maintain evacuation chairs at your premises

How to best maintain evacuation chairs on your premises Despite their purpose to protect the public, evacuation chairs are often an afterthought within built environments that require them. At best, they are kept in a stairwell behind the entrance or within a storage cupboard well out of plain sight. Sometimes,

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Going on your journey to inclusion

Diversity of access and inclusion regardless of race, gender, background etc. are integral to the development of a just and equal society in which a person’s physical, cognitive, social, or emotional experiences are validated and protected. We often think of access as merely a means of providing entry or egress

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Workplace culture and cognitive exclusion

At Direct Access, we provide accessibility expertise based on a foundation rooted in the direct experiences of disabled people, from members of our team who themselves are disabled, to citizens local to whichever site we have been asked to audit. Because of this, we pride ourselves on research and consultation,

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Green Space Dark Skies featured on BBC Two

Green Space Dark Skies Featured on BBC Two A large-scale outdoor experience for which Direct Access managed accessibility and inclusion, Green Space Dark Skies was a program of Unboxed 2022 that allowed visitors to experience beautiful green spaces across the UK via night-time illuminations. This week, a television program dedicated

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Accessibility for Electric Car Charge Points

Accessibility guide for electric car charge points The BSI has recently released PAS 1899:2022, detailing new accessibility specifications for electric car charge points, as well as the public realm surrounding said charger points, and guidance detailing online information provision for charger points. The specification factors differing power ratings and locations

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What makes modern student accommodation accessible to disabled students?

What makes modern student accomodation accessible? At Direct Access, we regularly encounter horror stories about students excluded from proper access to their education environments due to insufficiently constructed student accommodation failing to meet their needs and a lack of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation. A quick internet search reveals how common a

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The Direct Access guide to Counter Loops

The Direct Access guide to Counter Loops Whether for retail, bank, library, or education settings, providing suitable and compliant loop systems for public-facing sites makes the difference between a deaf and hard-of-hearing person accessing your services completely barrier-free, or becoming a victim of discrimination. Failing to provide suitable and compliant

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A Tactile Braille Map Board displaying a museum map and its corresponding key, featuring QR codes and accompanying text which reads "audio description" and "sign language".
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How does the Direct Access tactile map board work?

Direct Access has the immense privilege of contributing to the merge of two quickly synthesising worlds; technological innovation, and accessibility (which we are all about), with the launch of our new Tactile Braille Map Boards. But what is a Tactile Braille Map Board? How do they work? To explain this,

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New service engineer joins Direct Access

New service engineer joins the Direct Access Team We are excited to announce that a new service and installation engineer, Andrew Lomas, has joined our team this month. His post comes as a result of increasing requests for our expanding accessible product range following on from the launch our latest

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The health benefits of quiet and sensory rooms

The human mind and body are amazing feats of nature. They are both equipped to do incredible things, but as a result of stress, it is very possible that health issues could occur. In the case of our wellbeing and mental health, in the same way that we recommend eating healthily

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