Universal Design - Module 2: Aging and Disability - Implications for Home Modifications and Independence

Course Summary

1. Title: Universal Design - Module 2: Aging
and Disability - Implications for Home Modifications

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

3. Course Description:

There are six sections in this course:

Section 1: How Are We Changing?

Section 2: The ADA and Building Codes

Section 3: Home Modification Ideas

Section 4: Determining a Strategy for Implementation

Section 5: Additional Resources

Section 6: Funding/Financial Information

There are review questions at the end of
section 1 to 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" page.

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

5. Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, participants
will be able to:

  • Discuss the
    changing demographics and implications on the built environment,
    especially for senior and people with disabilities.
  • Discuss the
    specific trends regarding institutional, home, and community based
  • Review examples
    of Universal Design and home modification ideas.
  • Discuss site
  • Provide product
    and resources information.
  • Provide funding
    and financial information.

6. Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No

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

13. Technical requirements:


Adobe Acrobat Reader 


Flash Player 



14. Registration requirements: Register a free

15. Creation and/or update: April 11, 2013