easyAccessibility formerly ADi Access is based in Cornwall and was formed in 2014. We joined the easy® family of brands in January 2020.
Through Audio Descriptive Information, the business aims to develop and manufacture products that enable visually impaired people and those who also benefit from audio information to live their lives with dignity and independence.
The end of 2019 was an exciting time for Adi Access. Having submitted a successful bid to the GWR Customer & Communities Improvement Fund, 15 more railway stations were nominated to install RoomMate® by the end of March 2020. This was completed on time.
In October 2019, our director, Steve Holyer, was a winner of the Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs.
Following this exciting win, we were invited to join the “easy family of brands” and signed on the dotted line. easyAccessibility joined the easyGroup on 7th January 2020.
RoomMate® V8 and the Future
The COVID crisis has created a time when many businesses have been uncertain about the future, but we continue to maintain our flexible approach to the highs and lows of the business world.
Along with joining the easyGroup family of brands, we have launched RoomMate® V8. Not only does the RoomMate® prevent cross-infection since those who need the audio description no longer have to feel their way around the toilet facility, but the added introductory phrase, “Please remember to wash your hands,” inspires confidence for the users.
Thankfully, with the easing of restrictions, we have returned to a more normal way of life.
Meet The Team
Sarah White - Managing Director
I have over 26 years of experience working with children and young adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities. This has given me the experience and knowledge of the many challenges affecting people with disabilities. I am also a nurse with a link role with the learning disability team.
I am passionate about inclusion, independence, dignity and respect for people whose lives are challenged through disability.
I have joined easyAccessibility following the sudden passing of my mother, Helen, whose last words to me were onwards and upwards.
Helen Holyer - Founding Director
Suddenly, in June of 2021, Helen passed away; her legacy and ethos will live on.
With over 15 years of experience working with the visually impaired, along with the fact that my husband and business partner, Steve Holyer, is registered blind, I have considerable knowledge of the serious impact that sight impairment has on a person’s autonomy.
My career as a mobility and orientation specialist, teaching both blind children and adults how to navigate their environments safely, has highlighted the issues that we intend to address through the company.
What am I hoping to achieve? Through audio information, to make life easier for those with severe visual impairment, learning disability or dementia to access unfamiliar environments. In turn, this will enhance independence, self-confidence and dignity.
Steve Holyer - Founding Director
I was a BT satellite communications engineer for almost 20 years until I was forced to retire early with failing eyesight that has continued to deteriorate to the point where I am now completely blind.
This has meant adapting to my new environment and using other senses to replace the loss of sight.
While there have been significant advances in speech technology, particularly mobile phones, there are still very few audio options available for blind and visually impaired people.
Freedom and dignity are basic assumptions, so I am passionate about the opportunities that the RoomMate® will give me and others like me.
My vision for the future is for easyAccessibility to expand and provide further products to address the difficulties I experience daily as a blind person.
Mike Hayes - Web Developer
After several years as an aerospace systems engineer with a blue chip corporation, being responsible for many advanced avionic and flight simulation systems, I decided it was time to take all those years of experience and build a business of my own.
I gain a terrific amount of satisfaction from being a developer able to make all those years of experience available to businesses and to be able to say, "Yes, I can do that for you".
Find out more about me at mikesimagination.net.
Babalu Films - Chris Wasey - Wizard Videographer
We have extensive experience with start-up businesses and bring high production values, experience and a proactive attitude to supporting our clients and their key messages.
Audiences want to know the people and stories behind the products, and we help our clients convey their passion.
As a sighted person working with visual media, we had never considered the challenges faced by those with a visual impairment.
As the project has evolved, we truly believe the ADI RoomMate will drastically benefit so many people, and we are proud to be part of it.
See more of my work at Babalu Films.
Sellectronics - Manufacturing & Logistics
Since 2008, Sellectronics has proudly offered one of the best electronics manufacturing services in the UK.
From aircraft projects to medical products and beyond, Sellectronics has delivered customer satisfaction on every level.
As well as the electronics hardware design, we have the knowledge and facilities to design the software to our customers' specific requirements.
To see how we can help you, have a look at Sellectronics-Falmouth.
Hoby Allen - Cabin Fever Audio Productions - Sound Wizard
Cabin Fever Audio Productions was started in 2012 by musician and sound engineer Hoby Allen.
We originally started to provide affordable support services for the music industry in Cornwall; over the last three years, we have expanded and added several services for individuals and businesses needing professional recordings and sound work.
We are delighted to be working with ADi as their desire to produce the best experience for the listener precisely drives our company.
Visit Cabin Fever Audio.
Design Room Cornwall - Emma Gordon & Sally Mitchell
Two professional, dedicated and approachable creatives who love working on bespoke design projects for you, your business and sometimes just for fun.
We don't pretend to be the best at everything. We are pretty great (and modest) and like to do most things ourselves in the studio.
However, we are very fortunate to know a super-talented bunch with whom we work on larger projects and on the stuff they do best, ensuring you get the best skills to make your project successful.
Click here to see more of our projects
Simone Steele - Unleashed Photography
I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer primarily working with business start-ups. In my experience, people generally don’t like having their photographs taken, so I make it my mission not only to give them high-quality pictures they are pleased with but also to make the experience as enjoyable for them as it is for me.
My style is close-up, vibrant and natural.
"I am delighted to be working with ADi Access Ltd, and I can see the RoomMate® soon becoming a standard fitting like the handrail."