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: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Advanced, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Context And Environment; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-620092; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Advanced, Rehabilitation; RESNA/0.2 Advanced
- 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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American Occupational Therapy Association
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