Welcome to the London 2012: All Inclusive workshop public blog!


The London 2012: All inclusive workshop group set out to experience inclusive design by visiting some of London’s most accessible cultural sites and museums in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The participants are all people who have personal experience of disability, creating a diverse group with a range of skills and ages from 30-70. Twelve learners came from seven different countries representing Finland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus.

Here you can find information about the programme, the workshop activities, online activities and interactive sessions that we ran, view photos in the blog’s gallery and read what participants said about the workshop.

London 2012: All Inclusive workshop – watch the video!

You can use the menu on top or from the column on the left to navigate through the pages to find out more.

For any questions or more details, you can contact us directly at workshop2012@cae.org.uk / 020 7822 8232 (Foteini / Wai).

Best wishes,

CAE team

12 participants…


7 countries… 5 days together in London!

The journey is still on and the best days are yet to come!!! Selected participants are already warming up for the workshop, getting to know each other, doing FunActivities and sharing them with the group, creating a multi-layered fun learning experience for all!

From creating their own mascot and exploring the Olympics, what a mascots symbolises, to assessing websites, looking at how user-friendly and accessible they are, in general and considering their personal access requirements.

There is more to happen!

We are planning 5 days with hands-on workshops, touch-tours, interactive experiences in some of London’s greatest museums, visiting Olympic sites to get a flavor of the London 2012 Games and discover how welcoming to disabled and elderly people it can be!

The organising team is excited…and very busy finalising all minor – but important for our participants – details! We are confident we will provide an unforgettable and most inclusive experience!


Best regards

The team

Festive greetings!


We would like to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, filled with joy and lots of reasons to smile!

Also, we would like to thank everyone who expressed interest in our workshop!

Thank  you so much!

We have now selected the 12  participants and look forward to hosting the workshop in May 2012!

Warm wishes for a peaceful and happy festive season!


Selection process completed!



We received more than 70 applications from countries across the whole of Europe. It was amazing that so many people expressed interest in our workshop!

As there are only 12 places approximately to fill for this workshop, we extended the selection process and worked thoroughly on short-listing and identifying the final participants list. We appreciate your patience with our selection process!

You must have received an email by now, informing you whether your application was successful or not, or if you are in the waiting list.

If you have not received this email, please contact us (workshop2012@cae.org.uk).


Best wishes,



Thank you for applying! Application process is now closed!


The deadline to apply for our workshop has now passed!

We received a lot of applications from across European countries! The team is now busy reading them carefully in order to shortlist candidates and eventually select participants for May.

A big ‘Thank you!’ to everyone who expressed interest in joining our workshop and sent their application form! We are enjoying getting to know you all through your application forms and we look forward to getting the group together!

The selection process will take us a few weeks, so we are grateful for your patience!

We will inform all applicants by mid-November about the outcome. Till then, if you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us directly. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Thank you!


Best regards,


On behalf of the organising team


Application process is now open! Apply by 24 October!


We are very pleased to inform you that the application process officially opens today!  

Click on the link below to download the application form.

Learner application form – London 2012 All Inclusive WORKSHOP

If you would like to receive it in alternative formats, please let us know

The deadline is Monday 24 October 2011. Please email your completed application to workshop2012@cae.org.uk

If you have any questions, you can contact us directly (using the above email). You might also find some answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Best regards from the workshop organising team!

Welcome to the London 2012: All Inclusive blog!


We are very excited to be holding the workshop in London next year!

We would like to have older and disabled people come on this workshop. The activities will be multi-sensory as much as possible and we want to give the opportunity to people to enjoy arts and culture, with the Olympic Games as a theme. We are planning to visit touch-tours, accessible and interactive museums, a famous London park, and the Olympic Stadium to inspire you to create and design your own accessible exhibition and stadium.

We welcome applications from older and disabled people from most countries in Europe. Applicants would ideally have an interest in arts, culture and travelling. There are approximately 12 places for this workshop. We hope they are filled with a lively mixture of participants from a variety of countries! Go to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or About pages on the left-hand side or top of the page menu for further details.

Feel free to navigate through the sidebar menus to find out more about the workshop and the organisers. We are making sure we add information and keep this up to date as much as possible!Thank you for your patience!

Warm regards from the workshop organisers!