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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

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Public parks and local spaces are an important for social cohesion. At Direct Access we do a lot of work to ensure that these spaces are accessible for People of Determination by providing access audits.
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At Direct Access we provide accessibility audits for hotels and conference centres to ensure that they are accessible for People of Determination and to ensure compliance with the Dubai Universal Design Code #accessaudit #hotels #pod #equality #dubaiuniversaldesigncode #inclusion

While parking bay signs are required, locating them in the accessible path may not be the best option.

Looking forward to speaking at the National Construction Expo 2019 shortly, where I’ll be speaking to construction professionals about #accessibility and the Equality Act 2010 #constructionsummit @ConstructSummit @NHBC @constructionukm

Very important here in #UAE #Dubai with our wide range of shopping malls @TheDubaiMall @dubaimarinamall @MallofEmirates @emaardubai @EmaarHotels @NakheelMall

Latest News

How the Dubai Universal Design Code applies to schools

An article written by Direct Access on how the new Dubai Universal Design Code applies to schools in the Emirate was published in January’s Incluvision magazine.

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Middle East Rail

Director Steven Mifsud is presenting on designing accessible rail stations at 14:20 on 26 February. He will explore how urbanisation and ageing populations have become a significant issue in many global cities.

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Arab Health magazine

Steven Mifsud, Director of Direct Access, was at Arab Health, the region’s largest healthcare exhibition in January and featured in the Daily Dose – the exhibition’s magazine.

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A selection of our clients

A selection of our testimonials

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