Direct Access and its team of NRAC Access Consultants were established in 2004. We have grown into a leading global provider of disability access audits, consultancy and training services.
Our NRAC Access Consultants have undertaken Disability access audits for a wide range of transport clients including Gatwick Airport, Network Rail London Underground. The purpose of our transport access audits are to assess how well each of the sites (or areas) perform in terms of access and ease of use by a wide range of potential users, including disabled people.
Education for All
We have undertaken disability access audits for over 750 schools and educational establishments including nurseries, colleges and Universities. Our education services range from access consultation on the design of new schools and classrooms to auditing of existing premises and project managing adaptations for a new pupil with specific access needs. We have advised numerous schools on the SEN and Disability Code of Practice 2015.
Direct Access is the leading provider of accessibility audits for sports facilities across the globe from local community facilities to advising Olympic committees. Our unique international expertise in disability access enables best practice to be drawn together to ensure facilities, both for viewers and for elite sportspeople are the best in the world.
Direct Access delivers access audits for a wide range of social housing and care home providers. We work with social housing providers and builders to promote ‘Lifetime Homes’. The principles of Lifetime Homes have supported the growing demand for choice, flexibility and independence among disabled people of all ages.
Accessible Health Facilities
With a growing elderly population and increased reliance on health care services, Direct Access undertakes a wide range of access auditing from community GP and dental services to large hospitals. Direct Access also undertakes Disability Facilities Grant assessments to support people that need adaptations to their homes….
Retail & Hospitality
Direct Access has delivered access audits undertaken by NRAC Access Consultants for both high end and volume retail facilities, hotels and leisure facilities from bespoke stores to multinational chains. Our tourism and hotel auditing services enable providers to cater for disabled people and their families. We have also recently undertaken an access audit for Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village.
Government and Local Authorities
Direct Access is the supplier of choice for Government from local to national level – we are regularly engaged with auditing Government buildings and advising on policy development.