At About Access we only work in the area of accessibility, we are not architects, surveyors or builders. This means our focus is 100 per cent on access and disability, and there is no dilution of what we do.
When the word disability is mentioned, most people immediately think of someone in a wheelchair, but in reality there are about 750,000 wheelchair users among a disabled population which is in the order of 11.2-million.
Impairments or disability can be split into two basic groups.
For example people with memory, concentration or learning impairments are said to have a hidden impairment. Such conditions are not obvious when looking at a person, whereas someone with a mobility impairment has a visible impairment.
Our aim is to stop people being discriminated against. We work with disabled people, their representative organisations and statutory bodies to reduce the likelihood of disability discrimination and to provide an inclusive environment.
Our advice and consultancy services are designed to influence businesses and organisations, whether they are dealing with colleagues or customers. We also provide guidance for a range of business professionals including:
- Facilities/estates managers
- Human resources for training of staff
- Health and safety companies who are asked for access audits and don’t provide the service
We operate across the UK and internationally if required, and we provide services to a variety of buildings and property managers including:
- Retail and shopping centres
- Education sites
- Ecclesiastical buildings
- Local and national government
- Healthcare establishments
- Elderly care facilities
- Hotels and resorts
- Car park buildings
- Railway stations
- Sports stadiums
- Housing associations
- Travel facilities
- Industrial sites
We won’t labour the point and we won’t waste your time. We are known for our straight talking and our non-nonsense approach. We listen to our clients, look at the issues and then give you the options so that you can make informed choices. And we complete all our work to set deadlines and agreed budgets.