Centre for Accessible Environments

2023 Shortlisted Nominee
Consultancy of the Year Award


For over 50 years, Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) has lead thinking on inclusive design in the UK. CAE pioneered the idea of technical accessibility guidance based on research conducted collaboratively with disabled people. CAE has been part of Habinteg Housing Association (a charitable organisation) with a shared mission to drive greater accessibility and inclusivity of all buildings and environments so that everyone everywhere is part of an inclusive society.

As technical experts in inclusive design, CAE supports design teams, developers, public and statutory bodies to plan and deliver inclusive environments. Our services include access consultancy, and a wide range of bespoke and public training courses from introductory to technical access standards. CAE is working to support the next generation of access talent through the Pathways programme and support the voluntary and charity sector through the Access and Sustainability Advisory Service (ASAS).