Participating in the evolution of accessibility design standards is one of our four pillars of contribution. With over 20 years of accessibility consultation and direct occupational therapy service provision to people with disabilities, we know design standards need to improve to remove barriers, increase safety, and social participation, allowing equitable access to environments, goods and services. We are proud to be involved in the development of the following two Canadian accessibility design standards, the first to include people with disabilities on their technical committees.
Canadian Standards Association Group and Accessibility Standards Canada have collaborated on the development of this important standard sharing their expertise and resources to improve accessibility standards across Canada.
Enabling Access Inc.'s CEO, Marnie Courage, sits on the Technical Committee, Leading one of the working groups..
This standard will guide accessible design and construction of new housing and adaptations to existing dwellings.
Public review has been completed and the Standard is expected to be published in January 2023.
B-652 Accessible Dwellings (Accessible Homes)
Accessible Outdoor Spaces
Accessibility Standards Canada is currently developing 8 accessibility standards to create a more inclusive and accessible Canada.
One of those standards is Accessible Outdoor Spaces which will guide planning and development of Canada's outdoor parks and facilities.
Enabling Access Inc.'s CEO, Marnie Courage, sits on the Technical Committee, Leading one of the working groups.
Public review has been completed and the Standard is expected to be published before end of 2022.