ADA Accessibility Consultants
DOBETM certified Universal Design and Accessibility experts.
Established in 2004, we help organizations create inclusive environments that meet and exceed Americans with Disabilities (ADA), Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA) guidelines.
Our team of people with disabilities gives us a unique insight into how to improve accessibility.
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The benefit to providing accessibility and sensory guides for your site Whether you are a site owner providing an attraction to the public or are the custodian of a heritage site/museum, Accessibility and Sensory Guides are fast-becoming a standard of the overall visitor experience in public recreation, entertainment, and educationalRead More...
Direct Access to provide first-ever ASL interpreters at New York Build Expo 2024 The New York Build Expo will have American Sign Language interpreters available for the first time this year since the event began. New York’s leading construction and design show will take place at the Javits Center FebRead More...
When we hear the phrase “wayfinding”, what most frequently comes to mind is the application and availability of signage in a particular environment, which is normally used to signify elements of a space that require visitor attention, or offer directional guidance in complex environments, such as shopping centers, hospitals, museums,Read More...
Depending on where you live, the accessibility, frequency, and sanitary quality of local public bathrooms wildly vary. In the United States for example, it speaks to a specific lack of both care and understanding, that local authorities do not invest in accessible and clean public bathrooms, where not only areRead More...
What is inclusive design? In construction, inclusive design is a sustainable, inclusive, and cost-effective design practice, yet is also massively underutilised. For firms that do use inclusive design when approaching new builds, it presents an opportunity for site owners to create built environments that are massively beneficial to every individualRead More...
WORCESTER, MA, January 8, 2024: Joseph E. Prochilo, MBA, has joined Massachusetts based accessibility and inclusion consultancy Direct Access Consultancy LLC. A certified DOBE™ – Disability Operated Business Enterprise, Direct Access employs a team of 17 people with disabilities working to improve access to buildings and facilities. Mr. Prochilo willRead More...
Biophilic design (from the Greek, ‘philia’ meaning ‘love of life’) is an environmental design choice that is being adopted by architects and decorators around the world for modern office spaces and desk-based work environments. Office spaces, though largely safe and unassuming compared to workplaces of past centuries still provide potentialRead More...
Direct Access are delighted to announce that our ADA accessibility consultancy will be exhibiting at the 45th annual MMA Meeting and Trade Show in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19th, 2024 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Direct Access’ CEO Steven, and our newest accessibility consultant Joe, will attend the show onRead More...
As access consultants at Direct Access, we often get asked this question and when we do, we tend to give a rather dry and professional answer explaining legal requirements and building regulations. Whilst these legal boxes indeed need to be ticked, it is hardly an inspirational, encouraging, or motivating answer.Read More...
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