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RIX Centre

About us


The Regional Access Centre East London (RACEL) was established in 1999 to undertake Assessments of Need (also known as Study Aids and Study Strategies Assessments); in this time we have undertaken over 10,000 Needs Assessments.

RACEL covers a full range of disability types and have a group of Assessors who collectively, have over 50 years of experience providing Assessment of Needs to students with Disabilities and Specific Learning Differences.


We set ourselves high standards for quality and use the DSAQAG Quality Assurance Framework as our basis for quality control with the aim to exceed these standards wherever possible.
We are a fully equipped, accredited Assessment Centre with an extensive range of Assistive Technologies available for demonstration and trial during assessments. We have excellent working relationships with other stakeholders within the DSA Sector including funding bodies and suppliers and are able to provide an excellent standard of support and aftercare to those students who use our Centre. 

Customer service

Here at RACEL we are passionate about helping you to achieve your academic goals. You can expect a friendly and efficient service from our experienced staff, who will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.


Situated in Stratford we have excellent transport links for students based in London and the South East. We are very close to facilities at the Westfield Shopping Centre and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Contact us

If you would like to book an appointment or if have a query about your DSA support, please contact us.

Feedback from our students

“The Assessment Report reflected my needs perfectly, and the Assessor, and the Assessment experience, were all very pleasant. The Assessor was helpful, knowledgeable.”

“I was very happy with the entire process & felt that everyone considered my needs & thoroughly checked I was satisfied. I don’t have any suggestions for any improvements …’