Beyond the Code: Accessibility Learning Series

Project team

Ontario Building Officials Association




The Project

Human Space created and delivered a four-part webinar training series with preparatory reading and resource package for the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA). The series operated in a ‘train the trainer’ model to unravel a perspective around accessibility beyond the requirements in the building code. Working closely with the OBOA, the team highlighted areas of opportunity to further enhance the accessibility knowledge base of building code officials.

The learning series focused on the ‘whys’ of accessibility and engaged with people with disabilities who shared their lived experiences. Built around a cross-disability perspective on accessibility in the built environment and better practices, the content of the learning sessions identified the need for design to expand beyond the code.

Our team of accessibility experts designed and delivered the webinars to roughly 25 officials, who are now equipped to pass on what they have learned to their peers.

The Beyond the Code: Accessibility Learning Series was produced by Human Space and the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) with support from the Government of Ontario.