Incorporating universal design and accessibility is integral to good design...... as it ensures the usability of the built and landscape environment for all users, including persons with disabilities.

Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
                                                                                                                                    -- Ron Mace


Betty Dion Enterprises Ltd. is an Ottawa based Canadian firm that offers unique and comprehensive services related to universal design and accessibility.  The exceptional value BDEL brings to projects, lies in our ability to bring a universal design approach considering design considerations for all people, including those with disabilities. Through our extensive work in the accessibility field we understand the legislative framework and the broad range of technical specifications from the provincial, national and international building codes and standards. 

Marnie Peters

Marnie Peters has over 15 years of experience in universal and accessible design and is an integral associate to the BDEL firm.

Betty Dion

Betty Dion has over 35 years of experience and expertise in universal and accessible design, enabling her to apply a comprehensive understanding of design and human functioning to ensuring codes, standards and regulations are developed which will benefit the greatest number of users. 


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