Built Environment & Public Space Accessibility Audits

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 accessibility audits, training and consultation services assist building owners and businesses in meeting the requirements of this legislation, stetching beyond building codes to reach best-practice standards in accessibilty and universal design.

 

Customer Service Accessibility Screeings

Accessible Event Planning

Residential Accessibility Consultation

We 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 Accessibility Consultant who specializes in planning and building accessible homes. We consider mobility equipment, ergonomics, future medical needs, family needs and assistive technology to facilitate full independence inside and outside the residence. Call today to learn how we can renovate or build an accessible residence with a human factor focus.

                                                                         



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Workplace Accessibility Training

*Creating Inclusive Workplaces- Recruitment to Accommodation

*Inclusive Customer Service Practices

*AMA Accessibility Plan Consultation

*Disability Awareness- Dignity, Respect, and Human Rights

Accessibility Symposiums and Workshops

 

Symposium Description

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

 

         

            

 


"Thank you for your presentation to our group! You did a terrific job. The AMA, is new and unfamiliar to most of us . 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 you spoke of room layout design, technology use and communication barriers, this was something we took for granted.  You walked us through a lot of valuable information and provided us with the tools we will need to meet the needs of our communities."


-Doug Armstrong

(Mantiotba Association of School Board Officials)

 

 

 

Marnie Courage is an Inclusive Design Consultant, who sat on the City of Winnipeg's Accessibility Awards Jury Committee in 2016, hosts workshops, presents at conferences, and collaborates with community groups to improve access to services and the built environment for all.