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BDEL has established a Canadian and International reputation for providing professional in-depth accessibility code development, analysis and compliance services, as well as universal design and accessibility assessments. The firm reviews construction drawings for facilities during the design and development phases and conducts accessibility audits of existing facilities in order to provide detailed recommendations to ensure that facilities are in compliance with, and wherever possible, exceed accessibility codes and standards requirements.

With a combination of consumer participation, an international perspective and professional architectural expertise in accessibility and fire and life safety, BDEL provides an exceptional team approach. BDEL offers service in English, French and American Sign Language.

  • Accessibility Code Development, Analysis and Compliance
  • Accessibility Audits – Existing Facilities
  • Accessibility Compliance Review of Architectural Drawings
  • Architectural Consultation (Residential and Public Facilities)
  • Development of Accessibility Guidelines and Standards (Built Environment, Transportation, Information Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction)
  • Development of Accessibility Compliance Strategies
  • Presentations and Training – Universal Design, Accessibility, Fire and Life Safety and Humanitarian Action
  • Research in Universal Design
  • Code and Standards Review and Development
  • Public Education and Training
  • International Development
  • Human Rights Investigations and Expert Witness Assistance


BDEL has worked extensively in Canada as well as in Norway, Bahrain, Thailand, Dubai and the United States. The firm works with governments, human rights commissions, architects, developers, educational, and corporate facilities as well as transportations facilities.

As recipients of the United Nations Dubai Award for our contribution to the living environment, BDEL was recognized for the seminal publication International Best Practices in Universal Design: A Global Review.