AU, Rick Hansen Foundation partner on new accessibility course

November 13, 2020
Athabasca University’s PowerEd and the Rick Hansen Foundation have partnered to launch a new online Accessible Spaces 101 course. The 16-hour self-guided course has no pre-requisites. The course will teach students how they can support a diverse workforce or customer base, how they can improve accessibility in work and living environments, operations, and service delivery, and how accessibility can be built into project goals. “Making spaces inclusive for all fits directly with AU’s mission of removing barriers for all learners to increase access to education,” said Jessica Scott, Director of PowerEd. “This is how we enable the transformation of communities, and this starts by looking at the built environment that surrounds us.” AU (AB)