1 in 5 Canadians have a disability, and creating physically accessible spaces where we live, learn, work and play is a critical component for disability inclusion. Many different industries have a role to play, from architects in the design phase to municipalities in policymaking and community building. Whether you are an architect, building owner, occupational therapist or diversity, equity and inclusion professional, an understanding of meaningful physical accessibility will help you create and advocate for accessible spaces.
The Rick Hansen Foundation has collaborated with people with physical disabilities, experts in the built environment, legislation and building code as well as accessibility professionals and education partners to create training courses and resources on accessibility and disability awareness.
An interactive 1-hour self-directed, on-demand course designed to help organizations ignite positive change by making access and inclusion a cornerstone of their culture.
Are you an architect or building professional with at least five years of experience in the built environment? Enhance your skills and demonstrate your commitment to disability inclusion by taking RHFAC Professional Training, and learn how to identify barriers for people with disabilities and rate the meaningful accessibility of sites.
Coming Soon: RHFAC Fundamentals Course
Interested in creating inclusive spaces for all? Do you operate and maintain spaces? This course, provides learners with foundational knowledge to understand the needs of people with disabilities, how they interact with the built environment, and how Universal Design can be applied to make spaces more inclusive. Become a leader in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) over this 4-week course. No prerequisites required. Sign up below to be the first to know when registration opens.
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If you are not ready to sign up for a course, we can still help get you started. Sign up below to receive invitations to free professional development webinars about accessibility and disability inclusion, the latest in Canadian accessibility news, insights on accessibility legislation and more.
|Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program.|