Learn about the OBC, AODA, CSA-B651, and Universal Design
Throughout the industry we have noticed there is wide-spread confusion about the legal accessibility requirements of the OBC (Ontario Building Code), the AODA: Design of Public Spaces (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) legislation, and the CSA B-651 (Canadian Standards Association).
Questions were generally asked about the Ontario Humans Rights Code as well, and how to comply with its requirements before accidentally creating barriers that discriminate against people with disabilities.
What We Offer
In response to the market demand we have created four (4) unique courses that qualify for education credits that can be delivered in your offices:
1. Accessibility and the OBC:
Learn what the common mistakes and misunderstandings are regarding accessibility and the OBC (Ontario Building Code). These includes the accessibility of showers, work spaces, etc.
The world is full of barriers that surround us; The Accessibility Bootcamp Workshop teaches designers how to uncover these hidden accessibility barriers. We invite learners to interact with the built environment, while building awareness of architectural barriers to accessibility and inclusion.
I attended Thea's Accessibility Bootcamp at this year's RAIC Festival. It was a very good course. Thea is an engaging instructor with a deep understanding of the material. I particularly enjoyed the walk-around tours where the group had to identify accessibility problems. I highly recommend this course.
— John Brown (Dean of Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, Principal at Housebrand, VP of RAIC)
Thank you also from my side - and on behalf of the entire team - for giving that engaging and highly interesting presentation at our Forum last Friday. Your presentation and insights were well received - I heard lots of positive feedback from our Design Consultants.
— Thomas Hutle (Administrative and Project Coordinator at Evergreen Brick Works)