Award of Merit for Barrier-Free Design Announced

February 12, 2018

The Huron County Accessibility Committee is happy to announce the Opening of their annual awards program. The purpose of the awards program is to celebrate organizations and individuals who are working to build a more inclusive society. These people make a difference in the lives of thousands of Canadians living with a disability.

Award of Merit for Barrier-Free Design
This award is to promote public awareness of the importance of barrier-free design, and to recognize excellence in accessibility design. Two awards will be presented annually in conjunction with National Access Awareness Week to the owner(s) of a building or facility that has been designed or renovated with special regard to accessibility for persons with a disability. One will be presented to private business and one to public sector organizations.

Eligibility Criteria
Structures that qualify for this award include:
• New public or private buildings or facilities, the design of which incorporate barrier-free accessibility;
• Existing buildings or facilities that have been re-designed or renovated to incorporate barrier-free accessibility.
• Satisfies the requirements of use and heightens the integration of people with disabilities in the community;
• Incorporates practical, useful, and innovative solutions to typical barriers.

2018 HCAAC Award Of Merit Form

The deadline for nominations will be May 15, 2018