Access audit and disability management services

Access audit and disability management services

Ensure best practice accessibility and disability management

An access audit is the first step in ensuring that your organisation and services are accessible to people with disabilities, and non-discriminatory. This is good for business – and a legal requirement of the UK Equality Act 2010.

What does an access audit involve?

Our specialist consultants assess your building or website against best practice standards, benchmarking accessibility for disabled people. This exercise is quicker and lower cost than you might expect, and can lead to better access for all your customers, not only those with disabilities.

Expert accessibility insights

Starting with an access audit, we deliver evidence based expert insights, helping you to clearly identify any barriers or hazards to access for people with disabilities, and providing pragmatic, cost-effective recommendations for change.

You might need expert advice, an individual ‘reasonable adjustment’ assessment, policy advice, or help with writing procedures: our service range covers all of these.

Reduce risk, protect corporate reputation, and attract talent

By working with you to address physical and/or digital accessibility, our consultants help protect your organisation against potential reputational and financial damage. By complying with the Equality Act you’ll also remove employment barriers, positioning your company to attract the best possible talent to its workforce.

How an access audit can turn the law to your advantage

If your company offers services to the public, it has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to make these services available to disabled people. This duty includes taking into account the physical features of your premises, as well as digital features of your online services. We can undertake a specialised access audit for either or both of these facets of your business.

With the help of our experts, you can turn these requirements to your advantage, understanding and meeting your legal responsibilities, while harnessing the many wider business benefits.

We understand accessibility – and your need for ROI

Accessibility is multi-dimensional, and our experienced consultants are familiar with a range of disabilities (motor, visual, auditory and neuro-diverse) and access barriers.

We also understand your need to demonstrate return on investment (ROI). From the initial access audit onwards, our team will work with you to build a clear accessibility business case, and a commercially effective strategy.