Meet Our Speaker

Julie Sawchuk
Julie Sawchuk

Accessibility Strategist, Author
Rick Hansen Ambassador
Sawchuk Accessible Solutions

Build Your Space

For those who build, renovate and design new buildings using universal design, published author Julie Sawchuk will guide you through the process. Drawing on her own personal experience and using her home, along with knowledge from experts, Build Your Space highlights barrier-free design ideas that you didn’t know your clients needed! Listen to Julie’s challenges on how difficult it was building her trade team and discover ways to sell accessibility to your clients. 

Julie’s home in Ontario is a showcase of how accessibility is not just functional, but also beautiful.

Julie Sawchuk is a best selling author, accessibility strategist and a professional speaker. She helps her audiences learn from her first hand experience of living life with a disability in a world where the idea of “barrier free” is coming out into the light. Julie exposes the myths that access can’t be done and costs too much. She will help you see that building, renovating and training for and about accessibility makes sense. As a Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Professional, Julie has worked with organizations big and small to help them create spaces that are accessible to all their clientele. From international airports to small town schools and restaurants, Julie opens people’s eyes to the economic and cultural benefits of building or renovating with accessibility top of mind.


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