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 2015 Training Dates

Inclusive Environments Two-day course

New training dates are available for our two-day course covering inclusive design and the Equality Act. For more information on the access auditing course and our other training events, 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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