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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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I’m very sad to say that I’ve decided not to take @Kika_GuideDog out alone anymore.

In the last week so many people haven’t bothered moving & instead brush past me. The pavements are now too busy for us to maintain social distancing.

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Our U.K. colleagues @EqualityAct2010 supplies vital #PPE equipment to organisations working with people of determination.

Our UK colleagues @EqualityAct2010 support the Nantwich vision impaired football team. They want to say #StayAtHome #BeSafe #DirectAccess #AccessAudits

While everyone involved in #Expo2020 Dubai remains firmly committed, many countries have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and they have expressed a need to postpone Expo’s opening by one year, to enable them to overcome this challenge.

Our U.K. colleagues @EqualityAct2010 have become a fb meme. Is this the height of fame?

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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A selection of our testimonials

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