Continuing & Professional Education

Rick Hansen Foundation Inclusion & Accessibility Training

Ignite pos­i­tive change with this inter­ac­tive one-hour online course from the Rick Hansen Foun­da­tion, fea­tur­ing lead­ers in inclu­sion and acces­si­bil­i­ty, and peo­ple with lived experience.

Avail­able any­time, any­where, this self-direct­ed on-demand course offered in part­ner­ship with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta fea­tures a per­son-cen­tered approach to cre­at­ing wel­com­ing spaces for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties so they live, work and play inde­pen­dent­ly, safe­ly and with dignity.

Upon com­ple­tion, par­tic­i­pants will receive a cer­tifi­cate from the Rick Hansen Foun­da­tion and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta, Online Learn­ing and Con­tin­u­ing Education.

Join us on this trans­for­ma­tive jour­ney and make inclu­siv­i­ty a cor­ner­stone of your organization’s culture.

This course is intend­ed for any­one who is inter­est­ed in rais­ing their aware­ness and knowl­edge of inclu­sion and acces­si­bil­i­ty for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. It will help indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions advance their acces­si­bil­i­ty jour­ney and break down atti­tu­di­nal barriers.

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Course Goals


Understand the scope of disability in the community.

Demonstrate confidence in communicating and interacting with people with disabilities.

Implement effective strategies to create inclusive spaces, both physically and virtually.

Apply an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) lens by including people with disabilities.

Earn a Microcredential
in Rick Hansen Foundation Inclusion & Accessibility Training
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  • Fully online, asynchronous course from the Rick Hansen Foundation, in partnership with the University of Alberta.
  • Self-directed, online, on-demand.
  • The course will be graded based on a final quiz.
  • This course will be available for 6 months to access.
  • Participants upon completion will receive a certificate from the Rick Hansen Foundation and the University of Alberta.
  • This one-hour course is composed of three modules; each module has video content from those with lived experience in inclusion and access.
  • Module 1
    Understanding Disability and Building Inclusion
  • Module 2
    Inclusive Communication and Interactions
  • Module 3
    Creating Inclusive Spaces


There are no pre­req­ui­sites or pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence required.

Cost: $99.00 + Applic­a­ble Taxes

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Note: This pro­gram is offered as a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alberta’s depart­ment of Online Learn­ing and Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion and the Rick Hansen Foundation.

This pro­gram is non-cred­it and does not count towards a Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta diplo­ma or cer­tifi­cate pro­gram. It will not impact your GPA and you will not see it on your tran­script. Upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion, you will receive a co-brand­ed dig­i­tal badge and cer­tifi­cate from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta and The Rick Hansen Foundation.

If you want to pur­chase mul­ti­ple seats for your staff, enter the seats you require and con­tin­ue with your pur­chase. Con­tact cpe@​ualberta.​ca for any questions.

Acces­si­bil­i­ty & Sys­tem Requirements

This course is deliv­ered on Bright­space by D2L. For more infor­ma­tion about sys­tem require­ments for opti­mal per­for­mance, go to Bright­space Brows­er Sup­port. To learn more about acces­si­bil­i­ty with­in the learn­ing envi­ron­ment, please vis­it Bright­space Acces­si­bil­i­ty Stan­dards.

The course con­tent has been devel­oped in Artic­u­late Rise. To learn more about acces­si­bil­i­ty with this tool, please vis­it Rise 360 Acces­si­bil­i­ty Con­for­mance Report, and to learn more about Key­board Nav­i­ga­tion, vis­it Rise 360: Key­board-Acces­si­ble Nav­i­ga­tion. We strive to make our cours­es as acces­si­ble as pos­si­ble, but if you have any con­cerns or ques­tions, please con­tact cpe@​ualberta.​ca.

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