The IDeA Center online courses are for everyone: advocates, builders and contractors, planners, architects, occupational and physical therapists, and policymakers. Our expert staff will give anyone interested in the universal design of places, products, and systems the foundation needed to recognize, understand, appreciate, apply, and advocate for universal design in their homes, offices, and communities. The courses address the principles and knowledge bases relevant to solving many design problems using case studies to demonstrate the value of universal design.
Current Course List:
- Universal Design and Products
- Universal Design and Interior Environments
- Defining Universal Design
- Universal Design and Housing 1: Policy and Trends
- Practicing Universal Design
- Universal Design and Housing 2: Design Applications
- Universal Design and Public Accommodations
- Universal Design and Public Transportation
- Design for Human Performance
- Design for Health, Wellness, and Social Participation
- Universal Design and Home Modifications
Accessibility and Inclusive Design is a distance-learning programme run by the SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre. Offering three levels of postgraduate award, it is aimed at professionals from a range of backgrounds – including planning, architecture, access auditing, health and social care – and is suitable for studying part-time while employed (anywhere in the world). Modules place an emphasis on ‘live’ problems, using real-world techniques and instruments; enabling students to undertake projects in their own area of expertise, as well as widen their understanding of the needs of others, be they clients, users, planners, designers or health professionals. Many students remain within their field of expertise to facilitate change and improve professional standards; others move into specialist disciplines, such as access consultancy.
BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology
BSc (Hons) Architecture
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
BSc (Hons) Property and Real Estate
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Postgraduate Taught Courses:
MSc BIM and Integrated Design
MSc/LLM Construction Law and Practice
MSc Construction Management
MSc Project Management in Construction
MSc Quantity Surveying
MSc Quantity Surveying (M&E)
MSc Real Estate and Property Management
New CES Course for Healthcare Architects
Pressalit Care North America has received approval from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to provide CES Continuing Education Support credits to healthcare architects. The topic of the approved course is Relocatable Bathroom Fixtures = Universal Design. One LU/HSW hour is awarded upon completion of the course.
The new PRESSALIT Care course is designed to provide architects a fundamental understanding of a newly emerging class of bathroom mounting systems that enable sinks and other fixtures to be quickly and easily “relocated” while remaining on the wall. In turn, this enables architects to more easily meet universal design objectives which are intended to ensure that facilities can satisfy the requirements of a wide range of disabled individuals.
Architects attending the course will achieve a basic understanding of both the technical functioning and the design benefits of relocatable fixtures and accessories. Among the topics covered are:
- How emerging new fixture mounting technology can result in overall project savings within a smaller footprint than conventional technologies.
- Turning radii and room dimensions required to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs, mobile lifts, or related equipment.
- Back-wall structural requirements to meet the needs of conventional as well as bariatric patients.
- Safety and performance improvements and the resulting impact on physically challenged individuals and their caregivers.
This class will allow delegates to gain an understanding of the overarching legislation and supporting guidance that can assist designers, builders and those responsible for managing buildings, with particular attention to the Equality Act.
It will also identify those covered by the legislation and the range of disabilities and the impact these will have on potential users of the built environment.
Designed for the experienced clinician but accessible to all master’s students, these courses are key building blocks in creating programs of study with specific occupational therapy specialty focus areas, enabling graduate students to both broaden and deepen their knowledge and expertise in cutting-edge practice areas.
OT 560 School-based Practice
OT 564 Sensory Integration Theory
OT 571 Assistive Technology
OT 572 Ergonomics
OT 573 Hand Rehabilitation
OT 574 Enhancing Motor Control for Occupation
OT 575 Dysphagia Across the Lifespan: Pediatrics through Geriatrics
OT 576 Universal Design
OT 578 Therapeutic Communication for the Healthcare Practitioner
OT 583 Lifestyle Redesign
OT 584 Clinical Applications of Telehealth Technologies
OT 610 Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
Examines the standards and methods for designing digital material which is not only accessible for persons with disabilities but also effective and usable for all users and all platforms. We will review standards for usability and accessibility, focusing on the concepts of universal design, web standards, and accessibility best practices. Topics to be covered include (x)html standards, structured coding procedures, semantic web design, user-centered design, validation tools, among others. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours for different topics. Prereq., ATLS 2000. Recommended prereq., ATLS 3010. Same as ATLS 5519 and 6519.
- ATLS 3519 Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media: Universal Design for Digital Media