We are a national network of individuals who are passionate about access and inclusive design

In 1991 a  group of dedicated local authority professionals came together to form the Access Officers Association. Over time the membership grew nationwide and opened its doors to anyone with an interest in access and inclusion and became The Access Association.

The most common occupations of our members are: access officer,  access consultant, architect and disability equality practitioner. Over 40% of our members have been with us for more than 10 years.

We are about;

  • providing peer support
  • sharing knowledge
  • having an  influential voice

We are a not for profit membership organisation registered in England and Wales (Company No. 04225719) and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all our members.