The READ Initiative, in partnership with the Rick Hansen Foundation, is offering the Accessibility Assessor Training Course as part of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC). The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program helps improve the accessibility of the built environment.

RHFAC is a comprehensive rating system that measures the accessibility of buildings and sites, and promotes increased access through the adoption of Universal Design principles. This program is the only one in Canada using a rating system to identify and certify accessible built environments based on a consistent methodology.

The RHFAC Accessibility Assessor training combines theory and hands-on practice to train individuals who are planning, designing, and constructing the built environment to understand accessibility from the perspective of people with disabilities, and measure the accessibility of their venues. Participants learn how to deliver consistent, professional site evaluations that determine the level of access for people with disabilities.

With its long established leadership in accessibility and extensive expertise in the field, Carleton University is an ideal host institution for the RHFAC Accessibility Assessor Training Course.

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