CATEA (Georgia Tech)


This program provides practical knowledge about the application of current assistive technology and environmental accommodation solutions. The courses will prepare you to provide high quality service to people with disabilities in workplace, home, educational and public environments.

Professionals who require knowledge or practical skills to help individuals with disabilities function more efficiently in work, home, educational, and public environments.

Course List:

  • ID 4210 / Arch 4843 – Intro to Universal Design in the Built Environment
  • ID 6800/Arch 8843 – Advanced Universal Design: Investigations in the Built Environment
  • ID 8900 – Special Problems: Universal Design Investigation and Applications
  • ID 8900 – Special Problems: Design for Public Health

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.