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Our Focus and Purpose

Design 4 Accessibility~

 

Consultation services - through collaboration I will work with you.

 

Services offered.

Built Environment:

  • On-site Accessibility Audits - for businesses, buildings, landscape, urban design.

 

  • Pre-construction architectural drawing reviews.

  • Accessible Design for health and well-being.

  • Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Audits and Ratings.

Home:​

  • Falls Prevention awareness and Home Assessments 

  • Home Modifications Universal Design

  • Aging in Place  ~ Home Modifications 

  • Home Workplace Ergonomic assessments ~Has Covid - 19 displaced you to a new Home office? 

  • Inclusive workplace ~ Employer Assistance

      ~ Employee Assistance

  • Workplace Accommodations

 

  • Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment 

  • Grant Application Assistance 

 

Our Clients are~

  • Government ~ Municipalities, Regional Districts, Federal and Provincial

  • Home Owners and Tenants,

  • Seniors who want to "Age in Place", Builders and Developers,

  • Architects and Landscape Architects,

  • Interior Designers,

  • Urban Planners and Engineers,

  • Landscape Companies, 

  • Tourism 

  • Small Businesses ~ Shops, Restaurants, Wineries.

  • Event Planners 

  • Employers and Employees

 

Think - Beautiful, Accessible, and Universal Designs

Accessibility Consultant

 

Donna Franz

Donna is a Registered Occupational Therapist (OT) with over 25 years of therapeutic practice serving a multicultural group of persons with disabilities. 

 

Donna has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and in Disability Management, helping clients regain or improve their functional abilities, following illness or injury.  

 

Donna has worked with children to seniors in their homes, providing recommendations on equipment, assistive technology and home modifications.

 

Donna has extensive experience providing rehabilitation services to help employees in their workplaces, by assisting them with their recovery and return to work.

 

Donna believes in work/life balance and recommends the healing effects of nature, gardening, and meaningful leisure activities.

Throughout her career, she has witnessed numerous examples of significant barriers for persons and children with disabilities that have prevented them from safe and accessible use, and enjoyment, of the built environment. She has been instrumental in co-creating with clients, changes in their home, 

workplace.

 

In recent years Donna has focused her attention on helping create more accessible and inclusive design features in the built and urban environment, so that all people feel welcomed, wherever they chose to go.

Donna will work with you and collaborate as part of your team, to create accessible solutions, that will promote your safety, productivity, and engagement, that will enhance your wellbeing. 

Our Vision~

To help make the Central Okanagan more accessible for all. 

 

Our Motto~

Accessibility creates inclusion, which achieves diversity.

     Problem Solving

Business Owners ~

  • Does your business allow full accessibility, e.g. automatic doors, ramps, grab bars, hearing loops, visual aides, handicapped parking and more? 

  • Do persons with disabilities have to ask for assistance to enter your business and use all the amenities?

Home Owners and Tenants~

  • Are you concerned about your safety in your home as you age, e.g. stairs?

  • Does your home need modifications, so that you can live as independently as possible, as you age? 

 

Architects, Designers, Urban Planners~

  • Do your drawings and designs reflect current accessibility standards and practices?

  • Are your designs compliant with Building code and inclusive of CSA Group's B651-18 : Accessible Design for the Built Environment? 

  • Are you aware of the Accessibility Canada Act (ACA) and Human Rights Legislation, to ensure inclusivity of your designs or modifications?

Events Planners ~

  • Are persons with disabilities able to participate independently and safely, without needing to ask for help?

Tourism ~ 

  • Do you know: 1/the best location for grab bars and ramps, 2/where to install visual alarms and/or hearing loops and noise dampening tiles?

  • Do you have universal washrooms? 

Employers ~

  • Does your workplace present barriers for employees with disabilities?

  • Do your work stations cause pain, or unmanageable fatigue? 

  • Do you need an ergonomic assessment, to prevent or manage repetitive strain?

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