Our Commitment to Accessibility

The Rick Hansen Foundation is fully committed to accessibility. Our programs and initiatives support the removal of barriers that will liberate the potential of people with disabilities.  We are committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.

Access to Employment 

We’ve implemented policies and tools to enrich our best practices in the recruitment, orientation, and retention of people of all abilities.  Our team developed a Workplace Inclusion Policy which is Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliant.  Approximately 30% of our workforce identify as people with a disability and our office facilities are accessible and follow Universal Design guidelines.  

Accessible Communication

The Foundation is committed to continually ensuring all of our communications are accessible for people of all abilities. We strive to ensure the rickhansen.com website is WCAG 2.0 compliant by partnering with website accessibility consultants including people with disabilities to create an inclusive digital experience for all customers, regardless of ability.  

The eSSENTIAL Accessibility icon on the top navigation of our website is provided for users who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, gesturing or reading a screen with an assistive technology app, available on desktop and Android devices.  The app is a keyboard, mouse and touch replacement solution to help individuals with physical disabilities navigate the website. The app features hands-free face tracking, voice activated controls, visual click assist, on-screen keyboard and text-to-speech capabilities.

Our commitment to accessibility is ongoing and we welcome feedback.  If you have suggestions for improvements to the accessibility of any of our communications or to make an accessibility request for a particular item on our website or in other material, please contact info@rickhansen.com or call us Toll Free at 1-800-213-2131.

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