COVID-19 Return to Business Accessibility Survey
Have the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines and/or restrictions changed the accessibility of your community? RHF is conducting a survey on the impact that COVID-19 safety precautions and regulations have on accessibility in the built environment and how this impacts persons with disabilities.
The objective of this research is to create tips and guidelines on how organizations can re-open for business with the utmost safety, health and accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in mind. We are asking persons with physical disabilities in Canada to participate in our study by sharing their experiences. Sign up to participate below, and we will be in touch to hear your story.
FAQs for Survey Participants:
Who is eligible to participate in this survey?
If you’re a person with a physical (hearing, vision or mobility) disability over the age of 18 and living in Canada we want to hear from you! Adults who have a child or family member with a physical disability living in their household are also welcome to participate.
How much time will I be asked to commit?
After you sign up to participate, a Foundation representative will call you to ask you a series of questions. This phone call will take approximately 20 minutes. For those who request to complete the survey via email or text message, the questions should take a similar amount of time to complete.
Will my responses be made public?
Your privacy is important to us. Your individual responses will remain confidential and will not be associated with you personally. The aggregate survey findings will be made public but will not be associated with specific names.
Why should I participate?
Including the voices of those with lived experience is of utmost importance for this research. By sharing your experience in respect to barriers within the build environment, you will help create actionable insights for business owners to implement, ensuring the safety and participation of people of all abilities.
Are you a business owner wanting to ensure a safe and accessible return?
Features such as Plexiglas dividers and face masks can inadvertently become barriers for persons with disabilities. This research will assist organizations in ensuring safety guidelines such as physical distancing are implemented in a barrier-free and accessible way. If you would like the findings delivered directly to your inbox once it’s available please let us know: