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, updates to Part M and K, Design for the Mind and Inclusive Public Realm
CAE publishes a comprehensive range of best selling and user- friendly design guides for access professionals.
Latest CAE publications
The Access Audit Handbook 2013 is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to audit the accessibility of buildings and services. It guides users through the development of reports in the context of the latest legislation and best practice, and provides practical guidance and a user-friendly framework for conducting access audits.The new 2013 edition includes updates, such as:
• legislation and regulations
• case studies and examples based on real-life access audits
• comprehensive checklist
It also includes a new section on the planning policy framework, community engagement and user involvement.
Designing for Accessibility is an authoritative guide to the practicalities of inclusive design, useful for service providers, architects, designers, facilities managers, access professionals and consumers.This new edition is a completely up-to-date and user-friendly good practice guide based on current legislation and standards including the Equality Act 2010, BS 8300:2009, Approved Document M criteria. It includes:
• extensive plans and diagrams illustrating internal and external features
• new sections including guidance on public realm and Changing Places
The Centre for Accessible Environments is a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England and Wales No 3112684, Registered Charity No 1050820.