The NRAC is the only UK formal accreditation for experts in this field. Admission to membership is via a rigorous two stage application process and formal professional interview. Full details of this process can be found under join the NRAC page.

The NRAC is purely a register and does not offer advice to organisations. It does not campaign or advocate, however, the NRAC does assist government departments and professional bodies when requested. Its primary purpose is to provide a register of competent professionals for clients to call upon.

We were founded in 1999 as a project of the Centre for Accessible Environments with support and backing from Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) in order to provide a register of people competent to advise on inclusive design and accessibility issues.

Operationally the NRAC is run by the manager whose details can be found on our contact page. The NRAC manager is guided by the direction of an elected advisory group.

The advisory group is made up of seven elected and three co-opted members. Elections are held on a rolling basis and are subject to oversight by independent observers and stakeholders. Full details of the makeup and terms of reference are available to members within the members section.