Universal Accessibility Design
Our experienced universal design team considers application of codes, standards, best practices and common sense when reviewing and recommending accessibility improvement from a cross-disability perspective. We are well versed in the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the various provincial standards across Canada. We provide these services to building owners, architects, interior designers, engineers, facility managers, developers, and other design professionals.
- Facility audits and detailed reports describing existing levels of accessibility from a cross-disability perspective identifying areas where improvements can be made.
- Project specific accessibility solutions under a collaborative approach with the client and/or the design team.
- Drawings and project documentation or peer review of others’ designs for buildings and sites from a cross-disability perspective and participation in design meetings.
- On-site visits to assist with compliance and/or improvements in the area of Universal Design.
- Coordinating input from the disability sector.
Our team is led by Lesley MacDonald, M.A., COMS who is intimately familiar with the relevant standards. Lesley has authored three books on Universal Design and was involved with the development of the AODA.
Our team is actively involved with:
- The technical committee for CSA B651: Accessible Design for the Built Environment.
- The ISO TC 59/SC16 Accessibility and Usability of the Built Environment.
- The ISO TC 173 Assistive products for vision impaired persons – tactile walking surface indicators and accessible pedestrian signals.
Building Condition Assessments
Building Condition Assessments-2
Facility Condition Assessment and 20-Year Expenditure Plan
Integrated Facility Assessments - FCAPX
Universal Design Consulting