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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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Unfortunately not able to watch our esteemed colleague’s talk in Cardiff as we have our own series of presentations in #Dubai and #AbuDhabi this week also on #accessibility

Bahrain is just 45 min away for our #dubai based team. Exploring opportunities to work with #architecture firms on exciting construction projects in #Bahrain to improve #accessibility for #disabled people @tradegovukMENA

The #parking information on the orange meter unit is on the side away from the parking space made inaccessible due to low hedge. Correct placement is crucial to ensure information is #accessible to all

This is good news. Continuous review and development of #accessibility of buildings can only enhance this number.

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.
#accessaudit #parks #disability #socialcohesion #equality #pod #inclusion

Latest News

Capital Letter April 2019

The United Arab Emirates Ministerial Decree 43 of 2018 requires organisations to provide accessible workplaces for People of Determination. Direct Access published an article in Capital Letter outlining what it means to employers.

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Future Landscape and Playscapes

Director Steven Mifsud spoke about how to design inclusive landscapes that benefit all users.

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Special Olympics

Direct Access staff were out in force to support Special Olympic participants from the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Canada.

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A selection of our clients

A selection of our testimonials

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