An estimated 7% of Calgarians live with limited mobility, yet fewer than 1% of homes in Calgary are accessible. Most individuals with physical disabilities or mobility issues live in inaccessible and unsafe environments, placing them at high risk for physical injury, social isolation, and homelessness.
Residential Accessible Design (RAD) Renovations is a preventative program helping Calgarians with limited mobility live safely in their homes and communities, with their families and support systems.
The RAD Renovations team applies their architectural and barrier-free design expertise to work with clients to:
- assess client and built environment needs
- prepare accessible design drawings & construction specifications
Recognizing the challenges involved in translating accessible design to reality, RAD Renovations also:
- facilitates applications for the Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) funding
- organizes donations of labour and building materials
- manages construction
- supports homeowners and landlords throughout the renovation process
The RAD Renovations program is free to applicants who qualify for the Government of Alberta’s Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP), which specifies that participants are lower income and wheelchair users. Please see the RAMP program website for complete qualification guidelines. Applicants who do not qualify for RAMP funding may still be eligible to participate in RAD Renovations depending on circumstances and available resources.
RAD Renovations also offers a fee for service option to applicants who do not qualify for RAMP funding due to their higher income levels. In this instance RAD will provide accessible design for a fee which will be used to further support the free service.
Apply Now RAD Renovations is full for 2016. We are currently taking waitlist applications that will be evaluated in June 2016 for any potential openings this year. Applications will otherwise be placed in the queue for 2017. Spaces are limited so apply now.
Click the Apply Now button at the top of this page to apply online or download the printable form here: RAD Renovations 2016
Questions? Please contact the RAD Renovations program anytime at: email@example.com or 403.735.2434 between 10am and 4pm, Mondays to Fridays.
Free Plan Assessments As part of promoting a culture of barrier-free design everywhere, in 2016 we will assess building plans with regards to accessibility for free. Private individuals, developers, and builders can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.735.2434.