Ronny Wiskin is recognized by LAT (Licence Appeal Tribunal) as an expert witness. He provides comprehensive accessibility consulting and reporting services to rehab providers and legal professionals representing clients who are severely injured in motor vehicle accidents. He has over 25 years experience in delivering exceptional accessibility products, residential and commercial renovation services and home modification solutions.
In addition to providing expert consulting and reporting services to the motor vehicle accident (MVA) sector, Ronny Wiskin leads the accessibility division at MED+ Medical Equipment Distribution and is responsible for the operations and growth of the accessibility business. MED+ Medical Equipment Distribution has been an established mobility and rehab products provider since 1989. Ronny Wiskin manages the division with his core values of listening to the customer and enhancing their quality of life with integrity and honesty. His vision is to continually strengthen the social fabric by keeping families together. He is recognized as an industry leader who is dedicated to helping people live, work and play comfortably and independently in fully accessible homes and workplaces.
Ronny Wiskin has been featured as a home modification and accessibility expert within many media outlets. Some include CTV News, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement Magazine, Greater Toronto Area Construction Report, Vision TV and several publications representing various communities of people with access needs.
Environmental Access is the process of adapting the workplace, residence and/or general environment to promote the independence and functional ability of physically challenged individuals and those who are aging-in-place. Adaptations may include physically changing portions of an environment to create functional access according to an individual’s specific needs. Terms often associated with environmental access include independent living solutions, universal design, barrier-free design, architectural access, assistive technology, accessibility, retrofitting, accessible home modifications and medical remodeling.
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Ronny Wiskin, CEAC.
The Certified Environmental Access Consultant (C.E.A.C.) credential bring professionalism and diversity to the rehab industry. Individuals who are catastrophically injured are often in great need of independent living solutions, products and services that will help them to live more independently and support their choice of aging-in-place. Accessible home modifications, accessibility products and barrier-free design can greatly promote the independence and functional ability of physically challenged and aging individuals.
The C.E.A.C. is a recognized certification for professionals such as: Independent Living Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Remodeling Contractors and Builders, Interior Designers, Engineers, Rehabilitation Specialists, Case Managers, Public Health Nurses, Assistive Technology Specialists, Life Care Planners and other professionals creating accessibility or working in the environmental access field.
The C.E.A.C. credential is recognized by payers (i.e. claims adjusters, grant administrators, case managers, risk managers, health care professionals, federal and state social service directors, professional organizations, consumers) and others who continually seek qualified specialists in accessible home modifications and independent living solutions to complete design specifications, building, remodeling, code compliance consulting, ADL assessments, and aging-in-place needs.
These individuals view the Certified Environmental Access Consultant certification as a symbol of competence that separates the environmental access and accessible home modifications industry from a para-professional trade. Professionals possessing the C.E.A.C. have further been approved by various legal systems as expert witnesses.
Mission of the C.E.A.C.
The C.E.A.C. certification was created to reduce the disparity in training and practice found among professionals who evaluate the environmental access needs of the aging-in-place and physically challenged, and to promote independence and empowerment among the physically challenged and elderly. The Certified Environmental Access Consultant credential was launched to answer the distinct need for formal education, validation and credibility in this rapidly exploding field.