Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the ADA Academy
This webinar will look at inclusive design solutions for accessible campuses and classrooms, and will feature architecture and design strategies that go beyond legal requirements to ensure an optimized learning environment for students of all abilities. The presentations will illustrate the role architects have in the important work of allowing students (and teachers) to thrive within a comfortable, safe, and supportive space. The course will discuss the concept of universal design, which allows both able and non-able persons to have comparable experiences within a building. Some of the topic areas that may be covered within the framework of accessibility are equal access within classrooms, ADA-compliant door and wall configurations, architectural signage, window treatments, washroom systems, privacy systems, and elevator interiors.
- Explain the concept of universal design and how school building projects can embrace its tenets in order to foster a better learning environment for students of all abilities.
- Cite several design strategies utilized in the highlighted education projects that support accessibility goals.
- Discuss the role of architectural and design teams in finding accessible solutions to ensure safe and equitable classroom and campus spaces.
- Identify best practices to increase ADA-compliant outcomes during construction and design phases of educational facilities.