Access Design Solutions UK Ltd

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Access Design Solutions offers inclusive services that consider the requirements of the wide range of disabled people, and wider communities. Alongside this, we have acquired a strong reputation for our vision impairment expertise.

We have worked with major Vision Impairment organisations – leading the access services of RNIB, Guide Dogs, Vision Australia and The Joint Committee on the Mobility of Blind and Partially Sighted People; and have developed a sound understanding and appreciation of the access, mobility and information requirements of blind and partially sighted people.


Specific consultancy services include:

  • Research into requirements and experiences of blind and partially sighted people
  • Signage and Wayfinding audits, appraisals and strategies
  • Colour and Tonal Contrast
  • Mobility factors in pedestrian environments and the public realm
  • Shared space streets – inclusion of blind and partially sighted and other disabled people
  • Vision awareness training


Our experience includes:

Braille Audit signage tool

Braille Signage Audit Tool

Does the Braille say the same as the text?

When assessing accessibility within a building, it is essential to check Braille signs say what is intended and convey the correct information.

Similarly, when specifying Braille signage, it is essential to check this is provided correctly.

Is the Braille positioned upside down?

Examples of incorrect Braille we have found include: Lift controls with the Braille for 'up'/'down' the wrong way round; Braille positioned upside down; and a sign where the Braille read "Braille to go here"!

Our Braille Signage Audit Tool will assist! This tool enables you to specify and check Braille on signs, and understand practical Braille considerations. Order your copy now for only £8 plus postage. Why not order a copy for each member of your team? Only £20 for 3 copies, or 5 for £30 plus postage, with further discounts on larger orders. To order, please contact us

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"in depth knowledge and expertise in the field of visual impairment in particular added great weight ..."

Ann Frye, former Head of Mobility & Inclusion Unit, Department for Transport

"Provides a balanced approach from a technical and service user perspective"

Ceri Jackson, Director, RNIB Cymru

Colour FandeckUsing a colour measuring tool we can help you evaluate the contrast requirements in design schemes and materials specification.

Please contact us to book an appraisal

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