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.
May 2, 2019
The iconic Chichester Festival Theatre in West Sussex has joined a growing list of public buildings fitting the revolutionary RoomMate® in two of its accessible toilet facilities. The RoomMate® provides an audio description of ‘away from home’ toilets for Visually Impaired visitors who would normally rely on a carer, giving them much greater independence and dignity.
March 14, 2019
Dr Amit Patel gives his opinion. Thanks Amit.
January 17, 2019
Over two million people in the UK have a visual impairment, and employment opportunities for this huge cohort are still woefully inadequate. For many people with disabilities however, finding employment that matches their skills and experience is often not the end of discriminatory employment practice, but the beginning.
September 3, 2018
Last month my Daughter, Daisy 10, was selected to represent Team GB in the Laser run World Championships being held in Dublin on 28th September. After the initial excitement had worn off we realised that it would not be a cheap trip so we set up a Just Giving crowdfunding page and started raising the money.