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The ACT Arts Centre Receives Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™

April 3, 2018 Rick Hansen Foundation - Accessibility Certification Program

We are pleased to announce that The ACT Arts Centre has received a certification level of RHF Accessibility Certified Gold from the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program, effective March 19, 2018.

The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program works to help improve accessibility of the built environment – the places where we live, work, and play – in Canada. It is a unique, LEED-style rating system, which evaluates the level of meaningful access of buildings and sites, and recognizes an organization’s commitment to accessibility through certification.

The ACT Arts Centre received a final rating score of 82% under the Commercial & Public Buildings module with 657 Total Earned Points out a Total Available Points of 805. 644 points are required for a RHF Accessibility Certified Gold (80%).

Building areas examined included:

  • Exterior Approach & Entrance (pathways, ramp, stairs)
  • Additional Use of Spaces (cafeterias/restaurants/bars, Public Assembly, Retail Outlets, Workstations)
  • Emergency Systems (Building Evacuation Instructions, Emergency Exit/Refuges, Fire Alarm Systems)
  • Interior Circulation (Corridors and Hallways, Door Security and Entry Systems, Doors and Doorways, Elevator, Interior Stairs, Path of Travel)
  • Interior Services & Environment (Acoustic Considerations, Illumination, Lobby and Reception Area, Reception Desks and Service Counters, Waiting Areas and General Seating)
  • Sanitary Facilities (Showers, Washrooms)
  • Vehicular Access (General Vehicular Access)
  • Wayfinding, Signage, and Information (Communications, Directory Board/Information Kiosk, Room Signage, Wayfinding and General Signage)

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