Brad McCannell is the Vice President of Access and Inclusion at the Rick Hansen Foundation, where he is responsible for the content and integrity of the Foundation’s Accessibility Certification™ program (RHFAC) and supporting training. Brad also 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. 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, along with many Vancouver area landmarks including Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, Richmond Olympic Oval, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Island University, the Vancouver Convention Centre(s), BC Ferries, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, among others.
Brad 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.
Brad uses a wheelchair and service dog on a daily basis.