CAE’s popular and leading design guides offer practical and valuable guidance for access auditors and those seeking information on how to meet their duties under anti-discrimination legislation.
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Publications available to buy
Access audit handbook
An indispensable resource for anyone wishing to audit the accessibility of buildings and services.
Access for All: Opening Doors
CAE’s Director, Jean Hewitt, was the main contributor and author of a 2015 EFDS guide to improve access for disabled people in sports clubs. The guide aims to break down one of the main barriers for people with a range of impairments – venue accessibility.
Access to ATMs
This authoritative design guide provides research based information to ensure that Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) meet the needs of all users.
This handbook offers practical guidance to help specifiers understand the different types of ironmongery available, the factors contributing to the design and specification, and related legislation, building regulations and standards. The design guidance is supported by case study examples which illustrate different types of ironmongery in a range of situations.
Automatic door system
Cover detailed aspects of automatic door systems, including automatic sliding, folding, swing and balanced doors and low-energy swing doors, for use in non-domestic buildings.
Designing for accessibility
Glass in buildings
Lifetime Homes Design Guide
The guide gives the technical specification and guidance on the Lifetime Homes Standard. The design guide will help provide design solutions that can meet the broadest range of housing need and will enable simple and cost-saving adaptations in the future.
Making goods and services accessible to disabled customers
This guide discusses a range of customer service issues, including the provision of staff assistance to disabled customers, payment procedures, staff training and communications, all of which impact on the quality and effectiveness of good customer service.
Museums and art galleries
Planning your home for safety and convenience
Contains valuable recommendations for disabled and non-disabled people on how to make their homes safer and more suitable for both their present and future needs.
Covers the design and access opportunities that platform lifts offer in improving physical access to and within non-domestic buildings.
Safety, security and environmental controls
A guide for specifiers of electronic Assistive Technology (AT) products and systems for disabled and older clients in their homes, including door controls and entry systems, environmental controls and Smart Homes.
Stairs, Ramps and Escalators: Inclusive Design Guidance
Wheelchair Housing Design Guide (2nd Edition)
The second edition of the wheelchair housing design guide, produced by Habinteg Housing Association with Stephen Thorpe and published in 2006. Habinteg updated the guide to reflect statutory and perceptual advances in wheelchair standard design in the built environment.