Chris recently successfully completed the Rick Hansen Foundation Assessor Certification (RHFAC) program at George Brown College, which will allow him to audit buildings and public spaces, then score them for accessibility and universal barrier-free design.
He is a volunteer on the AODA Council as a Patient Partner for the University Health Network (UHN) and the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Chris is involved in a number of initiatives, all with accessibility and inclusion in mind. Through his lived experiences as a person with accessibility needs, his accessibility schooling, and his career as an electrician, he is able to consult on new construction projects to recommend accessible features that may not be easily identifiable. He also plans functions and events with respect to accessibility, as well as consult on how to improve a person’s independence and quality of life in their home through smart home voice control technology.
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