The ReliAble Living Centre provides workshops on barrier free universal design. Less comprehensive than the courses, the workshops are half or full-day sessions on barrier free spaces. They have a larger audience comprising of architects, engineers, trades people, health care workers, staff from non-profits working with people with disabilities, home care workers and anyone else interested in the subject.
These workshops provide overall general information on developing accessible spaces and their merits. By the end of the workshop, those who attended will have a broad overview of barrier free spaces,; how to access the trades people; the cost of modifications and some of the latest products and materials used in their development. This can be very useful to occupational therapists that do assessments of their clients’ homes for their independence. It will also enable those implementing AODA to receive the latest expert knowledge in barrier free aesthetics and functionality.
Moreover, the workshops can be a forum in which people from different sectors such as healthcare workers and trades people and architects can disseminate information and learn about barrier free products and the concept of universal design.