Meet our team of experts
Primary of Atlantic Accessibility, Instructor, and Accessibility Expert
Kristen is the owner of Atlantic Accessibility Consulting, leading the team with passion and expertise. She is a highly-sought accessibility assessor and a lead instructor nationally for the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification. While advocating for inclusion within and beyond Canada, Kristen helps increase meaningful access for diverse clients including Parks Canada, Deloitte, Halifax International Airport, and many others.
Roeland is our architect and project developer at Atlantic Accessibility. Roeland will help capture your vision for your accessible home through customized design plans. After studying architecture at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, and spending years designing commercial buildings, Roeland is well equipped to bring refined design expertise and creative intuition to your project.
Rachel is our technical writer. With a background in communications, Rachel assists in drafting and editing documentation like reports, proposals, or presentations. Rachel also helps to communicate Atlantic Accesibility’s vision through blogs, marketing, and educational material.
RHFAC Professional and Construction Expert
Adam is our RHFAC certified project manager. Adam is equipped to assess the accessibility of built environments and lead the construction of accessible projects, overseeing the careful implementation of each feature of your space. With years of construction and management experience, Adam will ensure that we capture and attend to every detail of your renovation.
Accessibility Project Administrator
Jacob is trained in accessibility by RHFAC. With a background in drafting, Jacob can review your construction plans for accessibility and ensure that your built environment meets the highest standards. Additionally, Jacob can come to your location to assess the meaningful access of your space onsite!
Did you know?
1 in 5 Nova Scotians over the age of 15 identify as having a disability. The accessibility of spaces affects the living, employment, and consumer choices of not only those with disabilities, but their families, friends, and caretakers as well.
Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.
Nova Scotia has set a goal to be accessible by 2030 under the newly established Accessibility Act.
If you’re a business or community organization, the Province’s ACCESS-Ability Grants may help you pay for up to two-thirds of construction & renovation costs to meet accessibility requirements.