Universal Design & Accessibility

Access Audits

Our Access Audit service provides an examination of a building and its facilities or the external built environment against a pre-determined criterion / guidelines to assess the ease of use by disabled persons. 


The elements covered in an access audit :-

Desktop / Plan  Review

We offer desktop reviews of architectural drawings, schedules, and specifications at each stage of design documentation.  Architectural desktop reviews provide greater chances of project success. Plans reviewed at Conceptual stages ensure spatial demands for accessible paths and corridors, as well as the appropriate design of access ramps and stairways. Reviews during Design Development stages helps in complying with built environment standards.

The following are the typical assessment stages we consult on

Scope of Consultation

Accessibility report of Desktop review of the architectural plans shall highlight key access issues to ensure that the proposed works can achieve compliance with the relevant disability access standards and legislation. The report also includes reviewing all fittings and fixtures.

Accessibility Training

Accessibility trainings cover a variety of disability-related topics. We have a number of specific training modules, that can be tailored to suit your organization, ensuring the content has direct relevance to your requirements.

The sessions generally cover: 

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

What are the accessibility standards for built environment in India?

What does the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 say regarding built environment? 

 Does the accessibility mandate apply to private buildings as well? 

Yes. If the building is used by the public at large, it should be made accessible. The definition of 'public building' implies a government or a private building, used or accessed by the public at large. These building may include buildings used for educational or vocational purposes, workplace, commercial activities, public utilities, religious, cultural, leisure or recreational activities, medical or health services, law enforcement agencies, railway stations or platforms, roadways bus stands or terminus, airports waterways, etc. 

The law says that no establishment would be granted permission to build or issued a certificate of completion if they do not adhere to accessibility standards. The term 'establishment' includes private establishments as well. A private establishment, as per the law, can be a company, firm, cooperative or other society, an association, trust, agency, institution, organization, union, factory, etc. 

How much does an Accessibility Audit cost?

The cost of an audit varies depending on the nature of the business or undertaking, complexity of the services offered and the size of the premises. 

You can write to us and get a free quote.