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Improving accessibility is a continual process and a critical component in building an inclusive society. Incorporating accessibility within the built environment can present challenges, especially for existing, smaller-scale buildings. This seminar will provide participants with important insight into the regulatory framework and key concepts and criteria pertaining to Ontario Building Code requirements for accessibility. The seminar will also explore the application of key OBC provisions to smaller-scale retail, restaurant, and heritage-designated buildings.
About the Speaker
Nancy Smith, OAA is an Associate and Accessibility Consultant at LRI Engineering Inc. An architect with a long-standing passion for accessibility, she has over 30 years of experience in the architectural, regulatory, and construction sectors. Prior to joining LRI, Nancy served as the Code Development Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist with Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs, leading numerous significant initiatives. An industry expert, Nancy provides important insight into policy development and creative solutions to complex accessibility challenges.