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Residential Inclusive Design Consultation

Enabling Access' Inclusive Design Consultants work with architects, builders, and end users to renovate existing space or create newly designed accessible environments for people of any ability. There are many benefits to collaborating with an experienced Inclusive Design Consultant who specializes in planning and building accessible residences. We consider mobility equipment, ergonomics, future medical needs, family needs and assistive technology to facilitate full independence inside and outside the residence. Using principles of Universal Design and referencing the Canadian Standards Association's  updated Accessible Design for the Built Environment Standard, we go beyond building codes to create living environments for all to enjoyCall today to learn how we can renovate or build an accessible residence with a human factor focus.

Public Space Inclusive Design Consultation

Enabling Access' Inclusive Design Consultants work with architects, builders, project managers, business owners and agencies leasing space, to renovate existing environments or create newly designed accessible environments for people of any ability. There are many benefits to collaborating with an experienced Inclusive Design Consultant who specializes in planning and building accessible public spaces. 


The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) became law in 2013 and was developed to identify, prevent and remove barriers to accessibility of services and the public environment. Our consultative inclusive design services assist building owners and businesses to stretch beyond building codes to reach best-practice Canadian standards in accessibility and universal design.

 

Using principles of Universal Design and referencing the Canadian Standards Association's updated Accessible Design for the Built Environment Standard, as well as The City of Winnipeg Accessibility Design Standards for the built environment, we can help to create accessible communities and working environments for all to enjoyCall today to learn how we can help you renovate or build an accessible environment with a human factor focus.

Workplace Accessibility Training

*Creating Inclusive Workplaces- Recruitment to Accommodation

*Inclusive Customer Service Practices

*AMA Accessibility Plan Consultation

*Disability Awareness- Dignity, Respect, and Human Rights

Upcoming Accessibility Symposiums and Workshops

 

Course Description:

This 2-hour symposium for Real Estate Agents and Property Developers covers the requirements of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (specifically, the Customer Service Standard) as it relates to Real Estate. The aging demographic and increasing disability representation in Manitoba is driving the demand for accessible residential and commercial options and the law requires that all businesses create accessible customer service practices. Learn how to market accessible property features, provide accessible customer service and expand your market reach. Tools and tips will be provided to understand your client's needs, differentiate your brand, and be their first choice when buying or selling accessible Real Estate!

Past Accessibility Workshops & Symposiums

Marnie Courage of Enabling Access Hosts Inclusive Design Symposium


















With 72 attendees sharing the goal of improving the Inclusive Design of Manitoba's built environment, our event was a great success! Thank you to speakers Bob Topping of DesignAble Environments, Trevor Rebeck of CHCP Elevators, and Nicole Gareau-Wilson from the Disabilities Issues Office for their contributions!

 

         

            

 

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Joint Agency Acessibility Services

Joint Auditing Advantage

Enabling Access and f-BLOK architecture have partnered with the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) in our accessibility auditing process. MLPD team members offer lived experience identifying barriers and drive the solutions that remove and prevent such barriers. The user experience component of our Accessible Customer Service Screenings, Accessible Event Planning and Architectural/Physical Accessibility Audits guide further professional investigation and solutions offered by our Occupational Therapists (Enabling Access Inc.) and Architects (f-BLOK architecture inc.). This collaboration between experts provides our customers with cost-effective, practical and innovative solutions for the removal and prevention of barriers including: physical and architectural; systemic;technological; attitudinal; informational and communication, all aligning with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) intent to achieve a fully accessible Manitoba by 2023!

Customer Service Accessibility Screeings

These user experience led, tablet-based screenings are conducted by our cross-disability MLPD representatives to identify barriers in Customer Service and include on-site, telephone and website components. Our disability and accessibility experts (Occupational Therapists and MLPD Program Managers) examine operational and Customer Service policies and organizational attitudes. The report deliverable outlines prioritized solutions to remove and prevent Customer Service barriers, creating a more inclusive organization. The educational session deliverable outlines the requirements and intent of the AMA legislation and speaks to the findings of the customer service screening

Architectural/ Physical Accessibility Audits

This professional audit includes a tablet-based, user experience screening of the physical environment, conducted by our cross-disability MLPD representatives to identify physical barriers. Their results inform our Architects and Occupational Therapists as they conduct a comprehensive analysis of the interior and exterior spaces, identifying areas of non-compliance with Manitoba Building Code and the Canadian Standards Association requirements. The report deliverable includes costing and prioritization of solutions to remove and prevent physical and architectural barriers. The educational session deliverable outlines the requirements and intent of the AMA legislation.

Accessible Event Planning

This professional consultative service includes a tablet-based, user experience screening of the physical environment specific to current or future events, conducted by our cross-disability MLPD representatives to identify physical barriers. Their results inform our Architects and Occupational Therapists as they conduct a comprehensive analysis of the exterior and interior spaces related to the event, a review of all event related marketing (web, print, media), audio-visual requirements, safety procedures, and staffing services. The comprehensive report deliverable includes short-term workarounds and prioritized long-term solutions to ensure your events are inclusive and accessible for all.

 

 

The Accessibility for Manitoban's Act and all that it involves is new and unfamiliar to most of us who attended your presentation. We knew about the highly visible areas, such as wheelchair ramps and automatic door openers, but for most of us, that’s as far as it went. When Marnie Courage spoke of room layout design, technology, and communication barriers this was something that most of us just took for granted.  You walked us through a lot of valuable information and you provided us with the tools we will need to meet the needs of our communities.

 

-Doug Armstrong (Safety Office, Brandon School Division)

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