OAA Webinar | Accessibility Design Beyond the Building Codes
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Ontario Government has set a goal of making the Province fully accessible to people with disabilities by 2025. And recently, the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility announced that the Government of Ontario is investing $1.3 million, over two years through a new partnership, to remove accessibility barriers in the built environment. The session will walk attendees through the Government of Ontario’s action plan and delve deeper into the barrier-free design requirements in the building codes to assess if its application alone is enough to reach the government’s ambitious goals. The session will further introduce supplementary design tools, such as the Rich Hansen Accessibility Certificate Program, that can be used to better serve clients and improve accessibility. The session will conclude with case studies and best practices that exceed/enhance the codes, as well as demonstrate how accessibility can be successfully achieved through the implementation of additional tools.
- Identify how the Government of Ontario is taking action to remove barriers for people with disabilities.
- Assess the limitations of the barrier-free design requirements in the Ontario Building Code (OBC), National Building Code of Canada (NBCA), and the Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS).
- Discover other barrier-free supplementary design tools, such as the Rick Hansen Accessibility Certificate Program, that can better serve the client and improve the built environment.
- Reinforce the notion that as designers of the built environment, it is our duty to design for the entire population, always with accessibility in mind.
OAA Architect, LTOAA $39 + HST
OAA Interns $29 + HST
Non-Members: $59 + HST
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** Registration will be closed on December 2 at 11:59 PM. **