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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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It will be interesting as new and innovative ways of #accessibility will be demonstrated in the UAE for the first time #accessaudits Looking forward to seeing @UKPavilion2020 too!

Nervous afternoon of interviews for Start up of the year @meeddubai @GulfCapitalSMEA It is so important to raise awareness of #peopleofdetermination Will find out result on 25 Sept!

It might be the start of the working week here in #Dubai Our UK-based Director Steven Mifsud though is at @nantwichfoodies Food Festival where he was recently crowned Nantwich’s pasta eating champion! Perhaps time for him to reclaim the crown? @EqulaityAct2010 #eatdrinknantwich

Our UK colleagues are celebrating their 15th birthday this month. Just two years ago we started in #Dubai following the launch of the Dubai Universal Design Code #DUDC We now work on some of the Middle East's most iconic projects #ThankYou #Birthday #DirectAccess #AccessAudits

Latest News

Steven Mifsud, Director of accessibility firm Direct Access was recently interviewed by Hotelier.

We look at how hotels in the region can become more accessible for people of determination

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Direct Access’ Head of Engagement Steve Dering was recently interviewed by Middle East Architect

The UAE plans to become more accessible by 2020, but how?

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Direct Access DWC-LLC is delighted to be a finalist in the start-up business of the year category in the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2019.

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A selection of our clients

A selection of our testimonials

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