We are fully accredited specialists with years of experience
"This is great. A refreshing approach
to access consultancy.
RIBA Architect, refurbishment project
Approved Document 'M'
inclusive design and access consultancy services
idacs provides inclusive
design and access consultancy services to help organisations understand the
risks and opportunities associated with accessibility, the Equality Act 2010 (which replaced the DDA) and inclusive
We are independent
specialists providing objective advice. Our aim is to use our expertise and
understanding of the Equality Act, disabled people’s needs and technical
standards to help our clients make informed decisions about their services,
premises and wider customer proposition. Our Access Consultants are accredited by the
National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) and the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors Inclusive Environment Consultants Scheme prior to its closure.
idacs is able to offer expert services in relation to construction disputes and technical work for potential claims...
• Working as part of your project team • Technical design review • Design advisory commissions • Access audits of existing premises • Assisting with planning and building control approvals • Technical advice associated with complaints by disabled people • Heritage accessibility
If you wish to discuss any of the above, or have a more complex requirement please contact us to discuss how idacs can help you.
At a glance
Our approach is to help organisations understand both of these drivers, to develop balanced responses and a culture of informed decision making. We are independent consultants, not affiliated with any charities providing neutral advice. We spend as much time helping clients defend complaints as we do helping clients avoid them in the first place.
Getting an idacs access consultant involved in your design project has a number of benefits, including:
• Ensuring your project delivers its contractual responsibilities • Supporting the design team with statutory applications • Increased levels of compliance with design standards • Auditable decision making regarding access and inclusive design • Delivering a better quality design for people who will use the building.
In the late 90’s people debated the prevalence of disability in the UK, with the debate centred on 1 in 10 or 1 in 12 people in the population being disabled. The debate has moved on, with most statistics now looking at 1 in 8 or even 1 in 6. The statistics will continue to be debated but the one thing that is certain is that disability is on the increase, and largely due to people living longer and having better healthcare. .