For over 50 years, Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) has lead thinking on inclusive design in the UK. Starting life as a charity, CAE pioneered the idea of technical accessibility guidance based on research conducted collaboratively with disabled people.
Since 2012 CAE has been part of Habinteg with a shared mission is to drive greater accessibility and inclusivity of all buildings and environments so that disabled people have choice and control over daily life and are fully included in the activities that they choose.
As technical experts in inclusive design, CAE’s team work across the globe to help local authorities, developers, housing associations and statutory bodies to plan and deliver the accessible homes their communities need.
Alongside the housing sector, CAE’s clients include corporate organisations, public sector, cultural and heritage organisations, making us one of the leading providers of access expertise in the country.
CAE’s services include access consultancy, and a wide range of bespoke and public training courses from introductory inclusive design awareness, to more in depth technical access standards.
What we do
Our services include:
- Access consultancy, including bespoke inclusive design standards, design appraisals, access statements and inclusive guidance
- Access Audits
- Training on disability awareness, inclusive design and technical standards for public and in-house delivery
- Pathways Academy supporting the next generation of access talent through training and support
- Access and Sustainability Service ( ASAS) for London’s voluntary and community sectors seeking to improve the access
- Access Publications and guidance, including CAE publications and design guides
- Research on inclusive design and consultation with disabled people
- Find out more in our consultancy, training, research and resources pages.