Acuity Design was established to bring together a group of people with the skills and knowledge to provide an accessible design consultancy that combines best practice, current research and new technology.

We work to enrich peoples’ experiences of places through physical and digital design. We work closely with clients and end users to co-create designs that work inclusively.

We work on both public and private sector projects, we offer services that meet customers’ specified needs with cost-free enhancements to ensure access for all.

A lot of our clients do not quite know quite what they want, what is possible and what things cost. Also, we have discovered that workshops are a useful way of both exploring what is needed and developing deeper capacities in organisations.

This website has three main areas:

  • Accessible Design on projects to design and build physical and digital assets for accessibility. We have particular strengths in design for cultural and public transport organisations.
  • Workshops on how Alastair Somerville facilitates a range of workshops (in-person and online) for organisations.
  • Blog on new ideas on accessible design and a wider range of subjects relevant to accessibility.

Accessible Design

Accessible design can seem daunting and complex with lots of conflicting demands.

We are here to help.

Contact us anytime for a quick chat about what you think you need
and let us advise you what is possible and what could be done that you had not even imagined. We have helped cultural organisations across the world develop new ways of communicating with new audiences.

Have a look at the Accessible Design page.


Workshops have become a key part of Acuity Design’s work. Starting with Sensory Design and Accessible Design workshops for companies like Google and conferences like South By SouthWest, Alastair Somerville now faciltiates workshops on a range of exciting topics.

Have a look at the Workshops page.


We have a blog for ideas on accessible design, new research on perception and ideas around the workshops that have been delivered or are currently being designed.

Have a look at the Blog page.

Contact us

email : a.somerville@acuity.design

phone : +44 (0)7808 480749

twitter : @acuity_design