External Environments

CAE offers training and consultancy to support a more inclusive design of external environments and understand requirements relating to navigation, orientation and way‑finding to enhance the accessibility of buildings and external environments. This includes training, access audit , design consultancy and equality impact assessments to help with understanding and removing barriers to the external environments.

Our support is based on:

  • Different impairments and how these impact on perception and use of the pedestrian environment
  • Standards and guidance that determine the design, planning and management of the pedestrian environment
  • Legibility and different forms of communication
  • Applying visual contrast and lighting principles
  • Sign design principles
  • Use of tactile paving in an effective and appropriate manner
  • Architectural and urban design references
  • Wayfinding in the built environment

If you need support or advice please email us at info@cae.org.uk.