The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) has been a leading authority on inclusive design for over 40 years; we provide consultancy, training, research and publications on building design and management to meet all user needs, including disabled and older people.
CAE pioneered the provision of access guidance for building designers based on collaborative research with disabled people. CAE is a leader in developing the case for designing for disabled people in the context of mainstream inclusive design.
As the recognised experts in the field we can help organisations meet their duties under the Equality Act 2010, through our research, consultancy, training and guidance publications.
What we do
Our services and activities include:
- access consultancy, including access audits, design appraisals, access statements and strategic advice
- a wide range of training programmes, for both public and in-house delivery
- publications, including design guides and specifiers’ handbooks
- professional journals and electronic news updates
- research projects in the UK and overseas
- advice to the London voluntary and community sectors seeking to improve the accessibility and sustainability of their premises (funded by the City Bridge Trust)
- joint ventures with partners such as RIBA Enterprises