presented by Ingrid M. Kanics
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Ingrid M. Kanics, MOT, OTR/L, FAOTA
Ingrid is an occupational therapist who strives to help communities create and run amazing places where people of all abilities can play together. This journey began when she acquired a spinal cord injury while in the U.S. Army, resulting in spinal surgery and 18 months of rehab. Despite her recovery, Ingrid still experiences deficits from…Read full bio
1. Defining the Need for Universal Design
In this chapter, participants will explore the assorted definitions of disability, learn about current national disability statistics, and identify local agencies where they can gather local disability statistics for their community.
2. Accessible Design History
In this chapter, participants will explore history of the Disabilities Acts in the United States including the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the evolution of Universal Design and how these compare when it comes to space design.
3. Universal Design Goals 1-4
In this chapter, participants will explore the first four goals of Universal Design. These are often referred to as the Universal Design Goals that address the needs of the individuals in the community.
4. Universal Design Goals 6-8
In this chapter, participants will explore the last three goals of Universal Design. These are often referred to as the Universal Design Goals that address the needs of the community as a whole.
5. Universal Design Goal 5: Wellness
In this chapter, participants will explore the fifth goal of Universal Design, Wellness. This goal connects the individual and the community in its application as both the individual and community strive for wellness as an overall goal.