Please watch the video before you go anywhere else !
Bringing dignity & independence to those with sight loss.
Did you know:
In the time it takes to watch or to make an average cup of tea ( 5 minutes ) 60 people around the world will have lost their sight.
Our aim is to provide a solution for the 39 million blind people around the world when they have to use publicly accessible disabled toilets.
Why it is important
Next time you're near a disabled toilet try this:
Before you open the door cover your eyes.
Now open the door, keep your eyes covered and find your way around...
Sounds silly until you try it but this is the reality for blind people unless they are escorted.
Some places have piloted putting braille instructions on the walls and doors to help but not only do less than 1% of blind people read Braille but would you really want to touch everywhere in a toilet?
The Room Mate
Our first product, The RoomMate, has been developed to provide an audio description that gives the listener a virtual map of their surroundings, in this case a disabled toilet so this is not just a tick box exercise but a product that can make a real difference.
With the last documented global estimate of blind people in the population, by WHO in 2010, being over 8.74% or 570 million people and set to double by 2050, anyone with a disabled access toilet could benefit from having a RoomMate.
ADi Access is based in Cornwall and was formed in October 2014 to research and develop life changing technology. The business is the brainchild of Helen & Steve who have lived with the impact of Steves sight loss for the last 15 years.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to find out more. We would appreciate hearing from you.
October 20, 2016
We thought we'd make this next newsletter a bit special so we've concentrated on our recent experience with the Pitch @ Palace team.
October 6, 2016
An opportunity to hear again, or if you missed it the first time, our Radio 4 - In touch programme interview with Helen & Steve on the 4th of October including a cameo appearance of the RoomMate that is working in the House of Commons Disabled Access Toilet.
October 6, 2016
Pitch @ Palace arrived in Cornwall on the 4th of October. We, along with 19 fellow start-ups, numerous dignitaries and a few judges, squeezed in-to the Pool Innovation Centre for an excellent day of Networking and pitches. Read on for details...
September 1, 2016
Hi folks, my beautiful wife and Daughter are helping to raise awareness of the RoomMate by doing a swimming challenge to raise funds for our local Disabled Access toilet facility. We'd be grateful if you could help spread the news and, of course, every penny helps!