CAN has created and/or performed accessibility audits of different scales for many different organizations, companies, cities, housing developments, and individuals. CAN creates checklists, based on the Canadian Standards Association and other worldwide standards as well as criteria from years of listening to the access needs of our disabled members. These checklists are then applied to venues and events. We follow-up our audit with a detailed report about what our client is doing well, what needs improvement, and what can be done in the short-term or long-term, and what is financially feasible. Our audit tool and reporting is specific to the needs of our client. CAN is known for having a flexibility that fits the many needs of our clients.
Vancouver Pride Society hired CAN in for a multi-year contract in which CAN audited seven of the Vancouver Pride Society events, offered feedback, and delivered Disability Justice and Awareness training for staff and volunteers. In the Vancouver Pride Society’s 2019 Annual Report, they said of the partnership “CAN was chosen due to their commitment to providing feedback from lived experience, extensive experience in auditing dynamic environments, and their ability to educate and train VPS staff and volunteers.“
Examples of clients: Growing Room Literary Festival, TransLink, City of Burnaby, City of Maple Ridge, City of Pitt Meadows, 2010 Legacies Now, Rick Hansen Foundation, YVR (Vancouver airport), VANOC (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics, The Arbutus Club, and many more.
ID: Clip board with checklist.