BLYTH, Ont. — Cowbell Brewing Co. in Blyth, Ont., has become the first brewery in Canada and the first restaurant in Ontario to receive an “Accessibility Certified Gold” rating from the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program.
Cowbell Brewing Co. features a brewery, restaurant, event space and retail store, which, in addition to being fully accessible, is also a closed loop operation and carbon neutral.
The facility’s accessibility features include a wide entrance, heated sidewalks, automated doors, two universal washrooms (one featuring an adult-size change table) and tactile warning strips (at entrance and stairs) and elevator symbols.
The RHFAC is a rating system that evaluates the meaningful access of commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential buildings and sites, certifying sites at two levels — RHF Accessibility Certified and RHF Accessibility Certified Gold.