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Designed with the specific purpose of pricing building and external public space works to meet an organisation’s duties under the Equality Act 2010 to provide reasonable access, this Schedule can be used across most conventional building types and is an ideal companion to CAE’s access auditing handbook.
An access audit is a common process in both new and existing buildings and is a means of assessing features of an environment (building or external area) in terms of accessibility. The auditor assesses how well the environment meets the needs of existing and potential users, which may include people with a range of mobility, sensory or cognitive impairments. Potential barriers are identified and recommendations made for change or enhancement. Some of the changes may require construction works of a minor or substantial nature, while others may be changes in management practices or items to address during routine maintenance or when re-decorating.