Darcy Poitras

Darcy Poitras

Accessibility Assessor, The Rick Hansen Foundation

Serviced Area(s): BC - Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

Designated RHFAC Professional since March 2018

email: dpoitras@rickhansen.com   |   phone: 1-250-532-1578

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After graduating from the University of Victoria in 2017, I was drawn to the RHFAC program as a way to create measurable and meaningful change that impacts a wide range of individuals. 

I take pride in working with businesses and organizations to ensure a positive user experience, by improving the physical and social characteristics of facilities. Within the next decade, 1 in 5 Canadians are expected to have a disability that affects how they interact with their environment. By applying the principles of accessibility and universal design, it is possible to implement practical changes that anticipate future needs and ensure equitable access for all users. 

My areas of expertise include: parks and green space, sporting and recreation venues, university facilities, and large corporate settings. Relevant experience in the disability community includes time spent working as a camp counselor, support worker, job coach, computer trainer, volunteer coordinator, and sledge hockey coach. 


About The Rick Hansen Foundation

For the past three decades, RHF has raised awareness, changed attitudes, and removed barriers for people with disabilities, as well as funded spinal cord injury research and care. Today, we’re working on breaking down one of the biggest barriers that people with disabilities still face: physical barriers in the places where we live, work, learn and play. When the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM program launched in 2017, it was with the dream of making Canada accessible for all. 



 

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