Learn the concepts and applications of inclusive design as it applies to Canadian architecture and its built environment. Students will analyze the impacts and conflicts of accessibility in society, built form, and the development industry. In addition to learning the basic terminology and concepts, and having access to the latest resources, they gain practical experience including being able to spot the barriers that surround us as well as apply new skills in real-life applications of accessibility.
Introduction to Successful Accessible Design
Topics: Accessibility/ Design/ Practice
Length: 24 Hours | What's Included: Ten lesson units - 3-hours each, Mid term quiz, Final quiz, certificate of completion.
Course Lesson Units:
1. Introduction to Accessibility
2. Regulation, Legislation and Standards
3. Introduction to Evidence-Based Design
4. Effective Design Consultation
5. Accessibility and the Design Life Cycle
6. Accessible Design Tasks in Schematic Design and Design Development
7. Accessible Design Tasks in Construction Drawings
8. Next Level Accessible Design
9. Facility Specific Accessible Design
10. Usable Accessible Design
At the completion of this course the participants will be able to:
- Skillfully infer the impact of accessibility on society through the design of the built environment
- View all project aspects and work through the lens of accessibility, appreciating how inclusive design impacts the lives of people with disabilities and how inaccessible design barriers limit access, choice and rights
- Establish the necessary vocabulary to discuss accessibility and appropriate language to use when speaking with persons with disabilities
- Identify Canadian and regional regulations, legislations and standards for accessibility that will help to achieve inclusive design for places and buildings
- Identify how accessible design should be integrated into the design process to achieve inclusivity and be compliant with our laws
- Possess capabilities to apply evidence-based design and Universal Design principles to design elements in the real world
- Successfully plan and run accessible public meetings including those for Accessibility Advisory Groups
- Apply accessible design requirements and standards specific to different facilities and design problems.
Student: $325.00 (must be an RAIC student associate member)
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