Vancouver airport first to earn gold accessibility rating

December 13, 2018

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) received the Accessibility Certified Gold rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program for removing many accessibility barriers. Photo courtesy RHF [1]
The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) received the Accessibility Certified Gold rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program for removing many accessibility barriers.
Photo courtesy RHF

Earlier this month, the Vancouver International Airport[2] (YVR) received the Accessibility Certified Gold rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification[3] (RHFAC) program for improvements to its barrier-free features.

“I have watched YVR systematically make progress on accessibility over many decades. People with visible and invisible disabilities experience accessibility challenges every day and with record numbers of passengers traveling through Canada’s airports, it is critical these spaces meet everyone’s needs,” said Rick Hansen, CEO of Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF).

RHFAC measures the level of access a facility provides beyond the building code based on the holistic user experience of people with varying disabilities affecting mobility, vision, and hearing.

In achieving this rating, YVR has improved accessibility for employees, passengers, and partners—receiving a score of 93 out of 100 points.

Accessibility features include:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Opener-10.jpg
  2. Vancouver International Airport: http://www.yvr.ca/en/passengers
  3. Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification: https://www.rickhansen.com/become-accessible/rating-certificationhttps:/www.rickhansen.com/

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