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Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ Training

October 25, 2021 - November 4, 2021

The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) is a national rating system that measures and certifies the level of meaningful access of buildings and sites. The RHFAC is offered as a training course that allows individuals to become certified accessibility assessors and helps them to better understand physical accessibility, how they can improve, and identify barriers for their community, customers, or employees.

This training course is highly recommended for individuals who are involved in assessing, designing, constructing, commissioning, or maintaining buildings or their surroundings.

As the need for increased accessibility in all communities continues to grow, the RHFAC Training is a great opportunity for IDC members to enhance their skills and ensure everyone can access and use the spaces they’re designing, building, or managing in a meaningful way. I kindly request that you share the RHFAC Training course with your members, either by forwarding this email, or if applicable, adding the course to your association’s event calendar or professional development listing.

The RHFAC Training is held twice throughout the year, and we are currently accepting registrations for fall 2021 and spring 2022. The training course is delivered online through Carleton University’s READ (Research, Education, Accessibility, and Design) Initiative.

The deadline to register for the fall 2021 course is October 7, 2021. The online course will include both synchronous (real-time classes with an instructor via Zoom) and asynchronous (offline activities) segments. The course will run for eight days over two weeks. Registrants must be available for the full course:

Week 1: Monday October 25 – Thursday October 28, 2021

Week 2: November 1 – Thursday November 4, 2021

Space is limited. Interested individuals can register for the Fall 2021 RHFAC Training via READ’s online form.

For additional information, including prerequisites, learning outcomes, course cost, and spring 2022 dates, please visit Carleton University’s READ website.

For questions about the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ Training, please email


October 25, 2021
November 4, 2021
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Carleton University READ Initiative