This course is designed to provide landscape architects with continuing education credits for occupational license renewal. The definition of terminology, laws, rules, regulations, and standards associated with accessibility ensure the knowledge and importance of implementing barrier-free or universal design.
Discrimination against handicapped individuals is mandated by federal, state, and local laws then implemented by rules, regulations, and standards. Through analytical, universal design we can achieve equal mobility for all people, which affects the public health, safety, and welfare.
Accessibility / ADA
Health, Safety and Welfare
* Explain the history and evolution of accessibility laws.
* Knowledge of terminology applicable to accessibility.
* Acknowledge that accessibility affects mobility, employment, housing, and
* Realize the emotional and psychological needs of the public for universal design.
* Knowledge of minimum clearances for mobility and safe use of public facilities.
* Recognize applicable regulations for use in the design process.
* Identify possible obstructions, maximum slopes and handrail requirements.
* Illustrate examples of clear space, reach limits, signage, and minimum dimensions.
* Evaluate municipal barriers that affect people with disabilities.
* Realize the importance of establishing a municipal accessibility policy.
* Recognize some common physical barriers that may be encountered in a municipality.
* Explain how universal access, visual orientation, appropriate signage, adequate
clearance and available public housing are issues related to accessibility.