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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?
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.
November 2, 2019
Dave Steele aka The Blind Poet on meeting RoomMate for the first time....
October 21, 2019
We recently contacted Former Home Secretary, Lord Blunkett, to ask him if he had heard of the RoomMate® in the Palace of Westminster.... Little did we know that he would take it upon himself to go and have a look!
October 14, 2019
Tomorrow, 22nd October 2019 will be a pivotal day in the life of founder director Steve Holyer as he is interviewed by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the board members of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation.
October 13, 2019
Shining up our shoes..and putting on our best togs. We await the outcome of the awards ceremony on 26th November. Exciting times for ADi Access.