Universal Accessibility and its Impact on Design and Planning
Co-Presenters: Albert Paquette and Val Rogojine
With Ontario’s new accessibility code taking effect next year, accessibility in building design is a heightened concern. Accessibility has implications for planning, programming, cost and ultimately operations and maintenance. All buildings will need to comply with the latest accessibility standards, but various municipalities and institutions have adopted such codes as the AODA and Fads, making it difficult to meet all parties’ demands and expectations. Using sports and recreation facilities as examples, this presentation illustrates challenges and lessons learned in designing and delivering these buildings and provides ideas for designing facilities that meet new codes as well as a better understanding of the costs involved.
A presentation from the 2015 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum and Trade Show