Purple’s access audits work to identify any physical, cognitive and sensory barriers to the external environment for people with all disabilities combined with advice on inclusive practice to benefit and increase participation in these spaces and to utilise the built environments. 

We offer two audit options:


    •  Walk-Through Audit – includes a pre-agreed set of journey sequences of an area taken alongside a client representative. Purple auditors will highlight from sight some of the physical, cognitive and sensory barriers to the environment and record areas of concern.   Purple will produce a high-level recommendations report highlighting areas that need further investigation providing a sample of photographic evidence and reference to legislative requirements.
    • Comprehensive Access Audit – Purple auditors will undertake a full and detailed audit of an agreed space and produce a full report and key priorities plan of the access issues found.  The report and recommendations will adhere to existing best practice guidance relating to the specific needs of disabled people and the overall development of inclusive environments. 

 The audits and reports are based upon best practice guidelines contained within: 


  • Equality Act 2010
  • Disability Discrimination Act Audit standards
  • Equality & Human Rights Commission Statutory Code of Practice 2010
  • BSI Standards 8300: 2018: Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment. Part 1 External Environment: Code of Practice
  • BSI Standards 8300: 2018 Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment Part 2 Buildings: Code of Practice 
  • Guidelines for Providing for Journeys on Foot, CIHT 2000
  • Designing for Accessibility, Centre for Accessible Environments 2012
  • Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: HD42/05 Non-motorised User Audits RNIB Wayfinding Report, RNIB 2010

For those organisations that meet Purple's accessibility best practice standards we award them with a Purple Approved – Accessible Destination badge, so that they can proudly demonstrate their accessibility credentials to customers and employees.

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