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ADA to Universal Design: Creating Healthy Communities Through Equitable Design Approaches - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Credits: None available.

Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00


If our goal is to develop a community that is accessible to all, why do we only use the minimum requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act? We will examine the current approach to accessibility and look at simple, intuitive strategies for developing a complete community, with access as an integral component.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Examine compliance with current ADA regulations and deficiencies resulting from designing solutions as an afterthought.
  • Explore options for creating fully accessible and equitable neighborhoods through a paradigm shift in the design approach toward universal design.
  • Discuss the scalability of this approach using methods of determining areas of needed improvements at a city level and applying them at a project level.
  • Discuss how our designs can discriminate against people with disabilities when only looking at minimum requirements as standards.



  • 1.00 - PDH

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8/12/20 9:36 am

I enjoyed listening to this session. ADA is something we all incorporate into our designs, but for me, not always at the nitty gritty level of this discussion. I found this course refreshing and enjoyable to listen to.

8/17/20 1:31 pm

This was a very insightful session. i appreciated the level of in-depth evaluation prior to planning that was used to guide projects.