Welcome to the Centre for Accessible Environments

The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) is the UK's leading authority on inclusive design. We aim to help secure a built environment that is usable by everyone, including disabled and older people.


CAE offers a range of access consultancy and access auditing services customised to the needs and budgets of clients.


CAE offers a range of training courses. Access auditing, Accessible homes, Design for the Mind and Inclusive Public Realm


CAE publishes a comprehensive range of best selling and user- friendly design guides for access professionals.

New Autumn training 2014 dates

29 October: Accessible Housing guidance

Book now for CAE's new one-day inclusive design course. Accessible Housing guidance training will cover how to interpret and compare accessible housing standards, including practical exercises and real case study plans.

For more information on training see our training calendar

Mary Rose Museum wins the Michael Middleton Special Award 2014

As the Universal Design Consultants for the Mary Rose Museum development, CAE are delighted that the museum has been recognised at the Civic Trust Awards. The museum has won the Michael Middleton Special Award presented to an exemplar conservation project, or new build within a conservation area. The scheme was also shortlisted for the 2014 Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design.

Read more about the award on the Civic Trust website


The Centre for Accessible Environments is a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England and Wales No 3112684, Registered Charity No 1050820.

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