1. Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  This global blueprint for action summons us to “leave no one behind.”                                                                                                                                                                                                              … Read more...
  1. Accessability Advantage Co-Director Susan Ruptash named AODA 10th Anniversary Champion

    On Thursday, November 26, Co-Director Susan Ruptash was honoured for her work with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act by AMCTO. Award winners were recognized for their leadership in accessibility issues. Celebrating the passion and commitment of the honourees, this award celebrates Susan’s commitment to the promotion… Read more...
  1. Letter to the Editor / Toronto Star

    Susan’s full letter can be read here. In August, Accessibility Specialist Susan Ruptash sent a Letter to the Editor at the Toronto Star in response to David Lepofsky’s opinion piece, “Toronto must do better for people with disabilities”. Lepofsky’s piece focused on the identified shortcomings in accessibility surrounding the Pan… Read more...
  1. Lorene Casiez headshot and close up of condo building
  2. Ask The Expert / Lorene Casiez

    For their May/June Issue, the REMI Network’s spoke with Accessibility Specialist, Lorene Casiez as part of their ‘Ask The Expert’ series. Seeking to provide its readership with insights on accessibility requirements in light of recent Ontario Building Code Amendments, Lorene breaks down the common barriers encountered in delivering… Read more...
  1. Ramp Up 2015

    AccessAbility Advantage’s Luke Anderson is the founder of Stop Gap Foundation and is busy preparing for their first fund-raising event called Ramp Up 2015. Taking place may 29th at 7:00pm at 100 Broadview Avenue, the event will support Stopgap’s mission of raising awareness and removing barriers that prevent many people from accessing the… Read more...
  1. Accessibility and the Ontario Building Code – Part 1

    This post was originally featured on Quadrangle’s blog.   Over the next few months, Amy Pothier, our in-house building code expert and accessibility specialist, will explore key changes to the Ontario Building Code for 2015 that have direct impact on improving accessibility within our built environment. For this first contribution,… Read more...
  1. AccessAbility Advantage Abroad

    Ted Shore, Quadrangle Principal and Amy Pothier, Accessibility and Building Code Consultant recently participated alongside Carleton University in an international accessibility audit project with the Government of Jamaica. Collaborating with Carleton’s READ (research, education, accessibility and design) initiative, the team visited… Read more...
  1. Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

    AccessAbility Advantage is pleased to congratulate Luke Anderson on receiving the City of Toronto 2014 Access, Equity and Human Rights Award last evening.  Each year, the City of Toronto honours human rights champions for their work in creating an equal, just and accessible society in Toronto. Luke was recognized at this year’s awards for… Read more...
  1. Pan Am & Parapan American Games Aquatic Centre

    The AccessAbility Advantage team has been providing ongoing accessibility consulting for the PanAm and Parapan American Games Aquatic Centre since 2011. Balancing the legislated accessibility requirements with the needs of athletes , the public, municipalities and government stakeholders, our team has developed facility specific accessibility… Read more...
  1. Ryerson Church Street Redevelopment

    As part of the design team in collaboration with Perkins + Will Canada, AccessAbility Advantage has provided inclusive design expertise on the new Ryerson Church Street Redevelopment. Aiding in the design process, the team led inclusive design workshops and design charettes for early project programming needs of faculty, students and support… Read more...
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