Interested in Creating Inclusive Spaces?
This four-week, online, self-paced course will provide you with the foundational knowledge to understand the needs of people with disabilities and how our physical spaces can be made more accessible. Enhance your knowledge and application of Universal Design and meaningful accessibility through video interviews of people with lived experience, leading subject matter experts, and case studies.
Tuition grants are available for residents of Ontario, as well as people with disabilities across Canada. Grants are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more and apply for a tuition grant.
Upcoming course start dates: March 18, 2024 and May 13, 2024.
Course Welcome from Rick Hansen
Through this course, you will:
- Understand the scope and prevalence of disability in the community.
- Describe how people with disabilities experience the social and physical environment.
- Demonstrate confidence in communicating and interacting with people with disabilities.
- Learn about Universal Design and meaningful accessibility for people with disabilities, and how to apply them in the built environment.
- Gain knowledge of fundamental legal framework affecting people with disabilities.
- Learn about the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program, its benefits and methodology.
- Apply an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) lens to projects/operations.
- Build a community by engaging and sharing with your peers.
Eligibility: No prerequisites required. This course does not qualify learners to obtain their RHFAC Professional designation; anyone looking to do so must successfully complete RHFAC Professional Training.
Format: This four-week, online, self-paced course includes two optional virtual sessions and online discussions facilitated by an RHFAC expert. To successfully complete the course, participants will be required to take three module quizzes and earn a passing grade of 80% or higher on each.
Cost: This course is $1,500.00 plus applicable taxes. Tuition grants are available for residents of Ontario, as well as people with disabilities across Canada. Grants are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more and apply for a tuition grant.
Be a business leader and join the journey towards an accessible world
for people of all ages and abilities.