Access and way-finding in the pedestrian environment


This course will help participants to recognise the key factors required to design accessible pedestrian environments and understand requirements relating to navigation, orientation and way‑finding to enhance the accessibility of buildings and external environments.

Course dates

This course is running on the following dates in 2019:

  • Tuesday 15 October 2019

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Course content

  • 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
  • Application of sign design principles
  • Specifying tactile paving in an effective and appropriate manner
  • Architectural and urban design references
  • Good (and bad) practice in the design, layout and management of external environments – photographs and practical on-site assessment

Participants are asked to arrive at 9:20 am for a 9:30 start, and the course will conclude by 5:00 pm.

This training is always held in Central London. Location for training is detailed upon confirmation of your place.

How to book a place

You can book onto this course using eventbrite (opens a new window).

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The course fee is £350 plus VAT

Need more information?

Please contact us if you have any additional questions or require more information about this course.


The Centre for Accessible Environments reserves the right to change, postpone or cancel any event with reasonable notice. Please do not confirm or finalise any travel arrangements or accommodation bookings until you have been given confirmation by the CAE that the course will go ahead as planned.

In case of force majeure, CAE have the right to alter or cancel the event without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by CAE as soon as reasonably possible.