Universal Design - Module 5: Workplace Modifications

Course Summary

1. Title: Universal Design - Module 5:
Workplace Modifications

2. Keywords/Themes: Able Bodied Workers,
Senior Employees, Employees with Disabilities, General Limitations in the
United States Workforce, American with Disabilities Act, Title III, Reasonable
Accommodation, Scoping Requirements, Building Blocks, Accessible Routes,
General Site and Building Elements, Plumbing Elements and Facilities, Communication
Elements and Features, Special Rooms Spaces and Elements, Built-In Elements,
Recreation Facilities, Specific Employee needs, Tax Credit

Course Description:

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.

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

5. Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, participants
will be able to:

  • Discuss the changing demographics and implications in the
    work environment, especially for seniors and people with disabilities.
  • Discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility
    Guidelines and general compliance.
  • Discuss the workplace modifications for employee specific
  • Discuss the site considerations such as parking,
    accessible routes and restrooms.
  • Provide information regarding tax incentives for
    modifications and compliance.
  • Provide information regarding products, materials, and

Pre-requisites/Learning Level: None

7. Competencies addressed:

Core Competencies for Public Health
Professionals identified:

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning

2A8. Implements policies, programs, and services

2A10. Gathers information for evaluating policies, programs, and services
(e.g., outputs, outcomes, processes, procedures, return on investment)

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

8. CEUs Offered: N/A

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length: 1 hour

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: May 1, 2013