Accessibility consultation is a growing specialty for medical and design/build professionals. This training program provides a common language and understanding of the specialized knowledge and skills needed to implement a team approach to service delivery. Crucial knowledge includes UD design principles, legislative compliance, design/build problems/solutions, and specialized products to promote safety, independence and quality of life for both caregivers and consumers. Using case studies and a multi-media format, practical applications and problem solving strategies using a team bulding approach will be presented to help eliminate environmental barriers using universal design principles.
Course created on August 24, 2017
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RESNA/0.2; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize issues of compliance with accessibility guidelines and program practices related to the rights of people with disabilities.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify accessible design guidelines and building codes and their impact on public policies and the private sector.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the types of assistive technology, adaptive equipment, and specialized/common architectural products used to maximize independence, accessibility, and safety.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize how to conduct a comprehensive environmental and functional assessment to determine the impact of environmental barriers on a person's ability to perform daily activities and recognize potential solutions from low tech to high tech to provide options.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the basic principles of universal design of residential, long-term care, and public settings.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the effects of functional decline and limitations due to aging and disability on safety, independence, and use of the environment.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize collaborative relationships, interdisciplinary team building, and the benefits of including an accessibility consultant on a design/build team.
|5-35 Minutes||Framework for Accessibility Consultation|
|35-65 Minutes||Maximizing Function and Minimizing Intervention|
|65-95 Minutes||Functional And Environmental Assessments|
|95-115 Minutes||Case Study Videos, Universal Design, and Problem Solving Session|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
Shoshana Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA
Mrs. Shamberg has 25 years experience in program management and providing consultation services to educational institutions, businesses, community-service organizations, government agencies, senior centers, and as an expert witness in litigation cases. Mrs. Shamberg is president of Abilities OT Services, Inc. a consulting firm specializing in accessibility issues. She is the AOTA representative to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 117.2 Accessible Design Committee.
Mrs. Shamberg has worked as a clinical therapist working in schools, rehabilitation centers, work hardening programs, and homecare agencies. In addition to hundreds of international presentations on accessibility, Mrs. Shamberg presently teaches the only internet-based mentoring program on accessibility for medical and design/build professionals.
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