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Centre for Accessible Environments launches new edition Access Audit Handbook

The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) has launched a new edition of their authoritative Access Audit Handbook, which provides practical advice on testing a building’s accessibility.

This 2013 handbook is an indispensable tool for access auditors. Access Audits assess the usability of buildings, both internally and externally, as well as the accessibility of services provided from them.

The updated version guides users through the development of their reports using the latest legislation and best practice design. It provides practical guidance, a user-friendly framework, detailed case studies, updates to building regulations and a new section on the planning policy framework, community engagement and user involvement.

CAE is the UK’s leading authority on inclusive design and aims to secure a built environment that is usable by everyone, including disabled and older people. They offer a range of access consultancy, training in access and inclusive design and comprehensive publications for access professionals.

Helen Carter, Interim Director of the Centre for Accessible Environments said:

"We are delighted with the publication of the Access Audit Handbook 2013.The handbook is an indispensable tool for access professionals. It captures the latest built environment developments and good practice considerations in a really simple way that makes it easy to use."

The Access Audit Handbook 2013 is written by Alison Grant (Architect and member of the National Register of Access Consultants), edited by Geraldine McNamara (CAE Head of Knowledge Development) and published as part of a joint venture with RIBA publishing.

The handbook can be ordered directly from CAE and costs £49.99. CAE members are eligible for a 10 per cent discount.