Universal Design - Module 1: Universal Design and Home Modifications

Course Summary

1. Title: Universal Design - Module 1:
Universal Design and Home Modifications

2. Keywords/Themes: New Marketplace, Long-Term
Care, Disability, American with Disabilities Act, Building Codes, Modifications,
Independence, Universal Nine, Strategy for Implementation

Course Description:

There are eight
sections in this course:

Section 1: How Are We Changing?

Section 2: The ADA and Building Codes 

Section 3: Universal Design and Home Modifications

Section 4: Determining a Strategy for Implementation 

Section 5: Additional Resources

Section 6: Funding/Financial Information 

Section 7: Project Opportunities

Section 8: Design Scenarios

There are review
questions at the end of Sections 1 through 4. These review questions will
provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in
these sections. There is a post-test at the end of the course.

For a full
description of requirements for receiving a Certificate of Completion, please
go to the "Certificate of Completion Information" page.

Intended Audience:  professional home builders, remodelling contractors,
and related building trades

Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, participants will be able to:


Discuss the changing demographics and implications on the built


Discuss the ADA standards that might be applicable in the design
and construction of a residential setting.


Review examples of Universal Design concepts in a residential
setting .


Review site consideration.


Provide product, materials, design solutions and resources.


Provide information regarding funding opportunities.


Provide information of possible sources of project work and
referral opportunities.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No Pre-requisites

7. Competencies addressed:

Core Competencies for Public Health
Professionals identified:

Domain 4: Cultural Competency Skills

4A3. Describes the ways diversity may influence policies,
programs, services, and the health of a community

4A5. Addresses the diversity of individuals and populations when implementing
policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community 

8. CEUs Offered: none

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length: 3 hours

12. Presenter(s) and/or Content
Experts: Kelly Dinges

13. Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

14. Registration requirements: Register a free account

15. Creation and/or update: March 29, 2013