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

Category: Disability

Course Summary

There are six sections in this course:

  • Section 1:How are we Changing?
  • Section 2:The ADA, 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.

Intended Audience

professional home builders, remodelling contractors, and related building trades

Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Discussthe changing demographics and implications on the built environment, especially for senior and people with disabilities
  • Discussthe specific trends regarding institutional, home, and community based services
  • Reviewexamples of Universal Design and home modification ideas
  • Discusssite conditions
  • Provideproduct and resources information
  • Providefunding and financial information

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

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

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


3 hours

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Kelly Dinges

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

April 11, 2013