This 3-hour interactive online course consists of one of the most in-depth studies of the built environment as related to 'The Americans with Disabilities Act'. This course uses multidiciplinary research: architecture, medicine, physics, engineering, ergonomics, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and others, to discuss the impact of the built environment elements on the human body, especially on the physically disabled, the elderly, and the pregnant. This course includes many charts and graphics to inform and guide design professionals into a new understanding of the ADA Accessibility Standards and to open their minds to the creation of a better barrier-free design.
Accessibility / ADA
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
•Understand the reasons behind the ADA Accessibility Standards and state requirements.
•Be able to design not only in accordance with the accessibility standards but beyond.
•Be able to take a role as a specialist in barrier-free design.
•Have the knowledge to select and specify the appropriate products.
•Be motivated to do further investigations and/or needed research on numerous products and measuring tools.
•Be able to prevent tripping and falling accidents