CPRA presents a webinar
Rick Hansen Foundation - Accessibility Certification Program
Wednesday October 25, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Presenter - Brad McCannell, Vice President, Access and Inclusion
Join us for this FREE webinar where you will learn about:
- The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM (RHFAC) program which works to help improve accessibility of the built environment – the places where we live, work, and play – in Canada
- Develop a greater understanding of who the actual users of park facilities are and what they need for a safe and welcoming experience.
- Help planners and operators challenge their assumptions about people with disabilities and what they are capable of.
- Help participants develop a roadmap to developing meaningful access to their sites and facilities over the long term.
- Find the ways and means of reducing the creation of separate services for older adults, seniors and people with disabilities to create an inclusive experience that normalizes the parks and recreation experience.
- Demystify the practical applications of universal design outdoors through real world examples.
- Demonstrate easy fixes to create more inclusion experience in parks and recreation settings.
Brad McCannell's expertise in the area of disability comes from both personal experience and practical knowledge. In 1992, he formed Canadian Barrier Free Design Inc. to fill the gap between the building code requirements and the real needs of people with disabilities. As a leader in the field of accessibility for the past 24 years, Brad has extensive experience in the application of universal design across the built environment. He works closely with Canadian national and provincial building codes, and is well versed with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Brad has provided accessibility consultation for numerous buildings and organizations including Rogers Arena, the Richmond Olympic Oval, UBC, the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and various Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition to his duties at the Rick Hansen Foundation, he is currently responsible for the technical content of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Access Guide for Host Cities.