We have undertaken disability access audits for:
• Gatwick airport – Access audits for North and South Terminals, access consultancy for the new concourse, airplane nodes and departure lounges
• London underground including Bank, Westminster, Tottenham Court Road and Waterloo stations
• Network Rail including Newbury, Reading, Pangbourne, Theale and Hungerford stations
• Mainline bus terminals such as Aylesbury Transport Hub
• Luas stations (Dublin’s tram network) such as Ballyogan Wood, Brennanstown, Brides Glen , Carrickmines, Central Park, Cherrywood, Clencairn, Laughanstown, Leopardstown, Racecourse, Sandyford and The Gallops.
In January 2013 Direct Access became an approved vendor for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. The Authority comprises an area of about 1,500 square miles in both States, centering about New York Harbor. The Authority manages and/or operates all of the region’s major airports (Newark Liberty International (EWR), John F. Kennedy International (JFK), Teterboro (TEB), LaGuardia (LGA) and Stewart International Airports (SWF); marine terminals in both New Jersey and New York (Port Newark and Elizabeth, Howland Hook and Brooklyn Piers); and its interstate tunnels and bridges (the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels; the George Washington, Bayonne, and Goethals Bridges.
Our transport accessibility audits address and recognises the requirements of the relevant disability legislation in the country of operation and includes recommendations for required remedial actions and ongoing monitoring and control measures. Recommendations are based on guidance from BS8300: 2009 – Design of Buildings and Their Approach to Meet the Needs of Disabled People – Code of Practice; in addition to Accessible Train Station Design for Disabled People : A Code of Practice – September 2010 and Railways For All – The Accessibility Strategy for Great Britain’s Railways.
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 people with disabilities.