IC7 Half Day Afternoon: Measurement Approaches and Tools for the Accessibility of the Built Environment

Tuesday, June 27, 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Member: Early Bird $215
Non-Member: Early Bird $285
Student: Early Bird $210
Primary Subject Area: JEA
Content Level: OTH
Numerous assessments exist to measure accessibility of built environments, both residential and public. Comprehensive assessment is a complex process integrating how space is used along with design elements for optimal function. This instructional course provides a history of accessibility assessment, a review of current and developing assessments, and hands-on opportunities to trial current tools and preview state-of-the-science products designed for mobile devices. A group of experts in accessibility and universal design assessment will lead discussions around practical implications of inter-professional teams and collaborations with different stakeholders. Take home materials specifically designed for this course will be provided.


Magazine, 3rd Floor

How to Register

This course is being offered during the pre-conference session of RESNA 2017. A separate fee is required for all pre-conference sessions. To register, click on the "Registration" and choose one of the following options:
  • Full Conference with Pre-Conference Option - if you wish to register for this course as well as the full, three-day conference
  • Canadian Two-Day (Wed. and Thurs.) with Pre-Conference Option - if you wish to register for this course and are approved for this special, two-day conference
  • One-Day Conference (Wed., Thurs., or Fri.) with Pre-Conference Option - if you wish to register for this course as well as one day of the conference
  • Pre-Conference Only - if you wish to only register for this course
Please note that this course may be cancelled if registration numbers are low.


Registration Deadline : Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
Learning Outcomes: 

Job & Environmental Accommodation – Including Ergonomics: Access to employment, education, or built environments, ergonomics, farming and other rural interventions, EADL systems, universal design of products, places & systems, home accessibility, liability and legal issues associated with home access and workplace modifications.

Other: Assessment and Measurement

  1. Articulate factors that contribute to the need of home assessments.
  2. Identify and review assessments for application in home settings.
  3. Discuss future directions and implications of home assessments to support evidence-based practice.
  4. Experience features of web and mobile based environmental assessments for application

Course Sections: 
  1. Multiple speaker lecture with discussion period
  2. Hands-on/Demonstrations

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