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Universal Design consulting from the Middle East’s leading Accessibility Consultants

We are experts in access for People of Determination. Our accessibility audits are the easiest and most economical way to make sure you not only open up your premises to every visitor, but also meet your obligations under relevant local legislation.

From Dubai’s Universal Design Code to Saudi Arabia’s Disability Code and from Kuwait’s Law No 8, to drawing on international best practice, we understand the differences and challenges across the Middle East and North Africa.

We take a common-sense approach to Universal Design too. We will highlight lots of significant but inexpensive changes – so improving your accessibility can cost a lot less than you imagine.

How we can help

Access for People of Determination
For us, it’s personal

Each of our Access Consultants identify as People of Determination. Our individual experiences of disability provides a unique insight into the barriers that people face.

That’s why organisations across the government, health care, education, transportation, entertainment, retail and architectural sectors trust us to get it right. We work very closely with our clients to find the most cost-effective way to implement access for People of Determination.

Our story

Direct Access wins inaugural MEED Editor’s award for inclusivity

MEED’s Editorial Director Richard Thompson introduced a new award highlighting the importance of businesses embracing accessibility. Head of Engagement, Steve Dering said “we are honoured to be the first recipients of this prestigious award. It is so significant and important to us to raise awareness of what we do. I cannot just pick the phone up to talk to clients.” (Steve is deaf)

Gulf Capital unveiled the winners of the 8th Gulf Capital SME Awards 2019 at a gala dinner hosted at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC. 17 SMEs across the technology, F&B and healthcare sectors were recognised for implementing innovative techniques and strategies that lead to business growth and rapid expansion. This year, the awards, which recognise new and existing SME businesses, received a record number of 300 nominations across 16 categories.

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Great to see our U.K. colleagues @EqualityAct2010 pick up an exporter award for our accessibility work out here in the Middle East! #AccessAudits

Exciting new partnership between @AccessibleAD and @DirectAccessUAE provides #accessibility audits for #AbuDhabi organisations to enable people of determination to access services, facilities and events. We have completed our first few - will you be next? DM for more info!

Some ideas about how hotels can increase access for people of Determination #accessaudits

Proud that we are one of these sharing our 15 years of expertise in accessibility for #peopleofdetermination with @expo2020dubai @EqualityAct2010 #accessaudits

Great to be part of the @theunityrunUAE this morning with @DeterminedOnes raising awareness of #peopleofdetermination

Latest News

Dubai Accessible Tourism Summit

Direct Access’ Head of Engagement Steve Dering was invited to present at the inaugural Dubai Accessible Tourism International summit under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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Direct Access wins inaugural MEED Editor’s award for inclusivity

Direct Access wins inaugural MEED Editor’s award for inclusivity

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Making Middle East Hotels accessible

Hotels need to think beyond just providing an accessible bedroom to ensuring the accessibility of the entire service offering of the hotel facilities.

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A selection of our clients

A selection of our testimonials

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