Universal Design - Module 5: Workplace Modifications


This course is designed for individual employees and employers interested in accessible work environments.

The goals for this course include:

  • Increase awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Increase awareness of possible accommodations for specific employee needs.
  • Increase awareness of appropriate products and resources.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course will include employees, human resource professionals and rehabilitation professionals


The length of time for participants to take this course is estimated to be one hour.

Course Content

There are six sections in this course:

Section 1: Today's Workforce and Beyond
Section 2: ADA Accessibility Information
Section 3: Master Planning for Accessibility

Section 4: Accommodating Specific Employee Needs
Section 5: Tax Provisions for Improving Accessibility
Section 6: Products and Resources

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.


The following organizations collaborate on the development of this course: Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Living Well Iowa at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa Program for Assistive Technology, Midwest Accessibility Initiative, the Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC), and the Institute for Public Health Practice (IPHP) UI College of Public Health.

Funding for this project has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.