Publications to purchase

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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Access audit handbook

PRODUCT access audit handbook

An indispensable resource for anyone wishing to audit the accessibility of buildings and services.

Price: £49.99

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Access for All: Opening Doors

Download and read Access for all opening doorsCAE’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.

Price: £5.45

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Access to ATMs

PRODUCT Access to ATMs coverThis authoritative design guide provides research based information to ensure that Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) meet the needs of all users.

Price: £20

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Architectural ironmongery

Architectural ironmonger coverThis 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.

Price: £15

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Automatic door system

PRODUCT Automatic door system coverCover 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.

Price: £15

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Designing for accessibility

PRODUCT Designing for accessibility-01This is CAE’s best-selling design guide and is used as an access standard for grant providers and other organisations.

Price: £30

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Glass in buildings

PRODUCT Glass in buildings coverCovers the design criteria and detailed aspects of the different use of glass in buildings.

Price: £15

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Lifetime Homes Design Guide

Lifetime Homes Design Guide coverThe 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.

Price: £35

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Making goods and services accessible to disabled customers

Making goods and services accessible to disabled customers front coverThis 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.

Price: £7.50

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Museums and art galleries

Museums and art galleriesThis publication confronts the significant dilemmas faced by architects and their clients in making historic buildings more inclusive in response to contemporary access standards and regulations.

Price: £35

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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.

Price: 7.50

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Platform lifts

PRODUCT Platform lifts cover

Covers the design and access opportunities that platform lifts offer in improving physical access to and within non-domestic buildings.

Price: £15

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Safety, security and environmental controls

PRODUCT Safety security environmental controls cover

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.

Price: £10.50

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Stairs, Ramps and Escalators: Inclusive Design Guidance

Stairs ramps and escalators front coverThis practical handbook sets out the design and specification principles of steps, stairs, ramps, escalators and moving walks for inclusive environments.

Price: £30

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New! Wheelchair Housing Design Guide – Third Edition

Front cover of wheelchair housing design guide

Source: Habinteg

The third edition of the wheelchair housing design guide (February 2018), produced by Habinteg Housing Association with expert contributions from Centre for Accessible Environments and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section* – Housing is now available to purchase. This invaluable guide provides all the information you need to help deliver good quality wheelchair accessible housing.


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*If you are a member of RCOTSS-Housing and wish to order a copy, please email us with your name and Specialist Section Housing membership number.