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AIACC Accessibility Course #aeck-A302: Accessibility 2015: Architecture Beyond Sight

Presented by: Chris Downey, AIA

AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.5 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.

Taught by an architect who lost his sight in 2008, this 90-minute video course provides an overview of the range and types of visual impairments that affect users of the built environment. The course explores the significant role design plays in access for those with visual impairments, reviews the limits of ADA standards for architectural guidelines and CBC requirements for those with visual impairments, describes strategies beyond code requirements to increase visual and non-visual accessibility, and discusses sustainability principles for those with visual impairments.

Viewers will develop a better appreciation for why protruding objects, leaning walls, muted colors and hazardous transitions pose strong challenges to the visually impaired, and why “head smack” is part of the daily lexicon for those with visually impairments.

This course is presented in high definition video and is available on computers and most smart phones, tablets and mobile devices. (Video streaming might not be available on some Android devices.) Viewers can also download a course transcript and valuable resource material.

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

Course Prices: $45 AIA members, $75 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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