Rick Hansen Secondary School
Rick Hansen was at Abbotsford’s Rick Hansen Secondary School to announce they had received his foundation’s first gold rating for accessibility for schools. Rick Hansen Secondary is special because it strives to go above and beyond when serving those with disabilities. The elevators at the school are oversized to accommodate all types of wheelchairs and scooters. Other accessibility features include signage with raised lettering and Braille for the visually impaired, visual alarms in washrooms to indicate an emergency for those with hearing impairments, fully accessible washrooms on both floors and automated double-door entries. All of the Grade 9 students also use the Rick Hansen Foundation school program free tool kits and lesson plans to learn more about how to become leaders and champions for access and inclusion.