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BUILDEX Vancouver
February 26 & 27, 2025
Vancouver Convention Centre West

Brad McCannell
Vice-President of Access and Inclusion at Rick Hansen Foundation


Brad is responsible for the content and integrity of the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Accessibility Certification™ program (RHFAC) and supporting training. Brad helps the Foundation support disability causes nationally. As a leader in the field of accessibility for the past 27 years, Brad has extensive experience in the practical application of universal design across the whole built environment, providing accessibility consultations globally. His projects include the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, the International Paralympic Committee’s technical working group on accessibility (Bonn, Germany), Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport, Naussau International Airport, to name a few. He is also a member of the Accessibility Standards Canada Board, which is tasked with the development of accessibility standards for the federal government of Canada, in collaboration with industry and the disability community. He also provides recommendations for accessibility standards via the International Standards Organization – Technical Management Board’s Strategic Advisory Group on Accessibility, in addition to addressing and monitoring key issues in the industry.

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