Access and Way-finding in the External Environment – live online course


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

Access and way-finding in the external environment is taking place on the following dates:

  • Next dates are to be confirmed. Please email to register your interest for this course or to discuss a bespoke session.

Course content

  • Different impairments and how these impact on perception and use of the external 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 virtual assessment

The training is from 10:30am to 3:30pm, and is delivered on Zoom.


The course fee is £375

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.