Dillon's Vancouver office is now “Accessibility Certified” by the Rick Hansen Foundation. The certification is a unique, LEED-style rating system that uses trained professionals to evaluate the meaningful access of buildings and sites across Canada.
According to the Rick Hansen Foundation, almost 50% of adults in Canada have or have experienced a permanent or temporary physical disability, or live with someone who has. Accessibility is more important than ever including accessibility in the workplace.
Accessibility elements at the Vancouver office included vehicle access, exterior approach and entrance, interior circulation and services, wayfinding/signage, washroom facilities, and work stations and accessories. Pictured is one of the office’s hallways with overhead pot lights aligned to help those with visual impairment to navigate the office. Key areas of success and areas of improvement from the evaluation were provided and will help to promote accessibility for all Vancouver office employees and visitors.
The certification supports and advances Dillon’s commitments to a barrier-free and inclusive workplace.