Rick Hansen Foundation AccessibilityTM Certification

DHI Canada is proud to support the Rick Hansen Foundation with donations and 50/50 proceeds from the 2022 DHI Canada Conference and Expo.

The foundation plays a big role in raising awareness, changing attitudes, and breaking down one of the most fundamental barriers that people with disabilities still face: physical barriers in the places where we live, work, learn and play.

A Thank You From The Rick Hansen Foundation

DHI Canada is proud to support the Rick Hansen Foundation and its RHF Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program, a national rating system that measures and certifies the level of meaningful access of buildings and sites.

RHFAC provides a holistic and consistent approach to measuring access through a rating survey that designated RHFAC Professionals use to rate accessibility features in the following categories, as they are applicable:

To be certified, sites must meet certification prerequisites, and achieve a minimum rating score on the RHFAC Rating Survey.

RHFAC rates accessibility of existing sites and pre-construction sites for commercial, retail, multi-unit residential and public buildings.

In addition to the certification process, RHF also provides trainingcourses and resources on accessibility and disability awareness. To learn more, visit the Rick Hansen Foundation website.

DHI Canada strongly believes in the importance of this program, and we support the Foundation through donations and by encouraging site owners to have their sites rated. We also encourage design professionals to learn about accessibility in the built environment by taking RHF's various training courses. RHFAC is emerging as a national benchmark of meaningful access for users with mobility, vision or hearing impairments. To learn more, visit the RHFAC website.

To donate to the Foundation today, visit www.RickHansen.com/DHI.