Eoin O’Herlihy is an independent accessibility and Universal Design consultant and Managing Director of O’Herlihy Access Consultancy (OHAC www.accessconsultancy.ie). OHAC is one of the leading specialists in access consultancy and training in Ireland. Established in 2007, the goal of OHAC is to make services and buildings accessible for everyone. They work in partnership with national and international clients to ensure that their built environment, services, human resources and information provision are accessible to all staff and customers regardless of age, size or disability.
With over fourteen years’ experience working as an accessibility consultant and trainer, Eoin has advised clients including the National Disability Authority, The European Commission; Dublin Castle, The Central Bank of Ireland, The National Gallery of Ireland, Cantrell and Crowley Architects; the Health Service Executive; University College Cork; The Department of Education and Skills; John Sisk and Sons; European Network for Accessible Tourism; National Standards Authority of Ireland; Microsoft; The Irish Wheelchair Association; Age Friendly Ireland; Kennedy Wilson; Dublin City Council; Henry J Lyons Architects; Dublin Institute of Technology and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. Eoin also acts as Expert Witness and works with legal teams to provide professional insight and advice on a range of accessibility or disability access issues ranging from housing accommodation needs reports, compliance with relevant accessibility Building Regulations and best practice guidelines.