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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.

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Part of our UAE team are in #spain ensuring #retailers understand how to engage with #people_of_determination

Lovely to receive such feedback - together we can create innovative and interesting places for all @DeterminedOnes

Thank you so much @BBCBreakfast for having @kierabyland & @CEO_SOGB on the sofa this morning. Brexit seems to be hogging all the news but we were grateful to have a few minutes to share the success of all our #TeamSOGB athletes on a world stage @WorldGamesAD #MeetTheDetermined

We were delighted to be presented with an award from #AbuDhabi City Municipality this afternoon following our presentation on #accessibility in landscapes #acmflpad #universaldesign #peopleofdetermination

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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