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AIACC Accessibility Course #aeck-A503: Accessibility 2019: Accessibility for Persons with Visual Impairments - The New San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind

Presented by: Gilda Puente-Peters, CASp

AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.25 Hours

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This course complies with California licensure requirements for accessibility (SB 1608 and California Business and Professions Code Section 5600.05), the Texas BOE requirement related to barrier-free design, and provides essential information about accessibility requirements applicable in most states.

In this 75-minute course, Gilda Puente-Peters, CASp sheds light on designing accessible spaces for persons with vision impairments. After illustrating how visually-impaired people experience environments and demonstrating how people with canes avoid objects, Gilda presents a case study of the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates with consultation from blind architect Chris Downey.

Viewers will gain a better understanding of how to incorporate wayfinding tools within buildings, including color, contrast, acoustic treatment, lighting and visual and tactile/Braille signage.

This course is presented in high definition video and is available on computers and most smart phones, tablets and mobile devices. Viewers can also download a course transcript.

For technical questions or questions about reporting your AIA credits, please email support@aecKnowledge.com or call 415.755.3058.

To inquire about Group Rates for 5 or more people, please email Michael@aecKnowledge.com or call 415.383.7011.

Course Prices: $40 AIA members, $60 non-members
Series Prices: SAVE $35 – $45 when purchasing the four-course series ($125 AIA members, $195 non-members)

Please note. This continuing education course is licensed for viewing to a single individual. The California Architects Board (CAB) conducts audits to ensure that individuals have viewed this course in its entirety and successfully passed the quiz. aecKnowledge cooperates with CAB’s auditing procedures and verifies whether individuals have purchased the course, successfully passed the quiz, and obtained a Certificate of Completion from aecKnowledge.

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