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Access Audits

Access Audits

About Access, accessibility audits take a fresh, comprehensive look at the facilities in a building. Formerly known as DDA access audits, we make sure that buildings are safe, accessible, and comfortable for the disabled community. Carefully analysing the risks of existing facilities and design creative solutions to overcome any challenges.

Put yourself in their shoes

Try working your way around a building using your elbow or a clenched fist rather than open hands and flexible fingers. You’ll get an idea soon enough of whether office doors can be opened, toilet doors locked and lights turned on and off by someone who has difficulties with manual dexterity. You’ll be surprised by how many obstacles you encounter along the way.

About our Access Audits

Our access audit reports are unique to each project. Computerised tick boxes cannot interpret a building’s specific design features or its overall accessibility. 

Our access audit reports are also free of jargon and produced with the end-user in mind. 

We also don’t sell any of the products that are recommended in our reports, you can be sure you will receive unbiased advice.

Our approach to Access Audits

We always see things differently. And that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We notice the things that others don’t see. 

We approach a building from the viewpoint of disabled people – for example, maybe noticing that someone with a hearing impairment might experience difficulties with the background noise at a reception point.

We believe that buildings should be inclusive for everyone, and we’re determined to make them.

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We believe that the work we do and the clients we work for, say more about us than we could ever convey, so feel free to take a look at our Case Studies…

  • “Very in-depth course with good resources to allow you to carry out an Access Audit" - Davina
  • “The online training has been the best I have seen and participated in as the content was of the highest quality for us all as users – a real portal of information and unlike face-to-face training we could go over areas of the training repeatedly as to create fuller understanding. The opportunities to access the facilitator were of a high professional standard, with online opportunities to question as you train and regular Zoom meetings. This was so helpful. This training is certainly accessible in these new challenging times and is highly recommended.” - Louise Boyce
  • “As an architect I started the course pretty familiar with accessible design requirements. However, with Ian’s teaching I have gained a greater understanding of the disabilities and impairments we must design for and the belief that truly inclusive design goes beyond the legislative requirements.” - Katie
  • "I thought the course was great. Really opened my eyes to the potential obstacles and issues that could arise. The content was delivered in a very straightforward and understandable manner.” - Peter
  • ....having first reviewed your website which was clear and comprehensive I made contact. Your response time was swift and a competitive tender was received. Space Planning Officer
  • I found your survey to be beyond my expectations, absolutely superb in terms of detail and quality of presentation. Bishop Grosseteste University

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Member since 2003