Special Projects, Studies and Consultation

SPH offers services related to a variety of specialized projects, studies and consultation initiatives to suit our Client's needs. Examples of our specialized services include:


Design Standards and Guidelines   

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  • Accessible, universal and inclusive design
  • Built environment: sites and facilities
  • Streetscape studies: Complete Streets & Shared Spaces
  • Master Plan reviews                                              


Needs Assessments / Gaps Analysis

  • Accessible Canada Act studies, compliance & implementation
  • AODA / IASR compliance studies
  • Programs and services
  • Policies, practices and procedures                                     


Signage and Wayfinding                  

Example of braille signage (Source: Eyecatch Signs)
  • Analysis of existing conditions & barriers
  • Signage placement & messaging
  • Specifications
  • Input into Master Plans
  • Peer reviews


Research Projects and Literature Reviews


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  • Universal and inclusive design studies
  • Disability, diversity and equal access issues
  • Policy: Housing / Transportation / Recreation etc.
  • Other inclusive planning, design & implementation issues                                                                                     

SPH maintains an extensive library of resources relevant to universal design, equal access and other accessibility initiatives - including local, national and international examples of "best practices".

Our database was built for quick access to information sources around the world. We recognize that although there is a wide range of published information available on-line to assist public and private sector organizations and businesses, finding this information quickly is very difficult. We can help you obtain the necessary information on resources, products and contacts quickly.

Our research library includes resources on:

  • Building codes and standards
  • Product specifications
  • Accessibility design guidelines
  • Policies and legislation
  • Accessible design best practices

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