Access Audit Information




1.    Approach, routes and street furniture

2.    Car parking

3.    External ramps

4.    External steps

5.    Entrances

6.    Reception areas and lobbies

7.    Corridors

8.    Internal doors

9.    Internal ramps

10.  Internal stairs

11.  Lifts

12.  Platform lifts and stair-lifts

13.  WCs: general provision

14.  WCs: wheelchair users

15.  Internal surfaces

16.  Facilities

17.  Wayfinding

18.  Lighting

19.  Acoustics

20.  Means of escape

21.  Building management


Access audits

Access audits are a useful starting point in assessing the current state of accessibility and usability of existing buildings.

Building which are designed or adapted bearing in mind the access needs of people with different disabilities are likely to be more flexible and make it easier for employers and service providers to meet the requirements of the DDA. An access audit can form the basis of an ongoing access action plan. CAE’s film Access Audits; a planning tool for businesses uses a case-study approach to explain what an access audit is and how its recommendations can be used to improve a business’s premises and customer service.



British Standards Institution [BSI] -

Centre for Accessible Environments -

PAMIS [Profound and Multiple Impairment Service]
Springfield House, 15-16 Springfield,
The Dundee DD1 4JE -

Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA] -

DisabledGo -