Access Audit and Assessment
Access audits are complete tours and assessments of a business location or an area of it. They examine and evaluate the space for how accessible it is for the public and employees with disabilities. A report is provided after the assessment with specific directions on what needs to be changed and how, as well as resources on how to meet emerging accessibility standards for the built environment. The recommendations are built on the tenets of universal design, accessibility standards in Ontario, British Columbia, Europe, and the United States.
Rick Hansen Certification
The Rick Hansen Foundation is now in conjunction with the CSA group offering accessibility certification, this is a LEEDS like certification system but for how accessible a building is. Two Fulcrum team members are trained, certified Rick Hansen assessors and would be happy to help your business receive this recognition. Assessments of this kind are also available in a pre-certification type for planned construction. For more information visit https://www.rickhansen.com/become-accessible/rating-certification?gclid=Cj0KCQjwwIPrBRCJARIsAFlVT8-gY2zP_uzcIzHsJxDjvkG04y6a4ZJJllRWPK5_WZ9XQjsPfm2nz7oaAtzjEALw_wcB
Access Attitude Training and Seminars
Accessibility is about more than built environments, receive training for your management or entire staff on equity in the workforce, human rights code, and accessibility legislation compliance. These sessions take place as short lunch and learn sessions, half days or full day seminars. They hit on topics of attitudes, misconceptions and progressive behavioural change in the workplace. These sessions take place in a group discussion format and can involve role play and guest speakers.
Technology and Software Assessment
Technology and software assessments are evaluations of the computer-based workstations and activities of a business or organizations. Guides, references and toolkits will be provided on how to keep the company or organizations websites, hardware and software accessible. Education is also provided on the type of hardware and accessible devices persons with disabilities use, how they are function and how to acquire them.
Fulcrum Accessibility Consulting will help your business identify what funding is available for them to help cover the costs of renovations to the physical location of their business as well as technological expenses deemed necessary for the workplace to be fully accessible. This includes the writing of grants, proposals and needed research gathering for such applications with the assistance of the client.