University Courses

Certificate in Accessibility Practices: AODA and Beyond

This certificate combines theory with the development and application of skills for students who wish to make contributions to policy and organizational change in areas impacted by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Potential students include those in occupations that address or that should be addressing accessibility issues in public sector, private and not-for-profit sector organizations with obligations under the AODA.

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SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre

Accessibility and Inclusive Design is a distance-learning programme run by the SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre. Offering three levels of postgraduate award, it is aimed at professionals from a range of backgrounds – including planning, architecture, access auditing, health and social care – and is suitable for studying part-time while employed (anywhere in the world). Modules place an emphasis on ‘live’ problems, using real-world techniques and instruments; enabling students to undertake projects in their own area of expertise, as well as widen their understanding of the needs of others, be they clients, users, planners, designers or health professionals. Many students remain within their field of expertise to facilitate change and improve professional standards; others move into specialist disciplines, such as access consultancy.

Undergraduate Courses:

HNC Construction
BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology
BSc (Hons) Architecture
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
BSc (Hons) Property and Real Estate
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Postgraduate Taught Courses:
MSc BIM and Integrated Design
MSc/LLM Construction Law and Practice
MSc Construction Management
MSc Project Management in Construction
MSc Quantity Surveying
MSc Quantity Surveying (M&E)
MSc Real Estate and Property Management

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Certificate in Universal Design: Technology Integration

Create learning environments in which all students thrive, regardless of their learning preferences and abilities, by earning a Certificate in Universal Design: Technology Integration.

The UD-TI Certificate program is designed for professionals and graduate students in the fields of education, technology and support services. Students in the program:

  • Discover the dynamic role of assistive technology in creating accessible instruction within the context of Universal Design
  • Create materials based on the principles of Universal Design that can be used immediately to enhance educational practices
  • Acquire in-depth understanding of principles and applications of Universal Design in education
  • Learn up-to-date information about neuro-developmental conditions that affect learning, such as dyslexia and other learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD

Courses are taught using a combination of online instruction and real-time face-to-face learning via social platforms such as Skype.

In partnership with Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies, students enrolled in the Landmark College Certificate in Universal Design: Technology Integration program also have the option to apply to receive graduate level credits for their coursework.

A low-residency component (only one weekend on-site for the third course and one week for the Capstone course) together with a blended course format, make this an ideal option for busy educators and graduate students. The program culminates in a Capstone project that is individualized and designed collaboratively by the participant and instructor. With direct application to the participant’s current or future work, the Capstone project offers a unique opportunity for experiential learning from expert faculty at Landmark College, and from Landmark students, who know what it means to be non-traditional learners.

The program offers a variety of flexible options, including the opportunity to take selected courses for professional learning, for credit, or as electives in other graduate programs.

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University of Southern California

Designed for the experienced clinician but accessible to all master’s students, these courses are key building blocks in creating programs of study with specific occupational therapy specialty focus areas, enabling graduate students to both broaden and deepen their knowledge and expertise in cutting-edge practice areas.

Course List:

OT 560 School-based Practice
OT 564 Sensory Integration Theory
OT 571 Assistive Technology
OT 572 Ergonomics
OT 573 Hand Rehabilitation
OT 574 Enhancing Motor Control for Occupation
OT 575 Dysphagia Across the Lifespan: Pediatrics through Geriatrics
OT 576 Universal Design
OT 578 Therapeutic Communication for the Healthcare Practitioner
OT 583 Lifestyle Redesign
OT 584 Clinical Applications of Telehealth Technologies
OT 610 Sensory Integrative Dysfunction

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University of Colorado Boulder

Examines the standards and methods for designing digital material which is not only accessible for persons with disabilities but also effective and usable for all users and all platforms. We will review standards for usability and accessibility, focusing on the concepts of universal design, web standards, and accessibility best practices. Topics to be covered include (x)html standards, structured coding procedures, semantic web design, user-centered design, validation tools, among others. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours for different topics. Prereq., ATLS 2000. Recommended prereq., ATLS 3010. Same as ATLS 5519 and 6519.

Course List:

  • ATLS 3519 Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media: Universal Design for Digital Media
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CATEA (Georgia Tech)

This program provides practical knowledge about the application of current assistive technology and environmental accommodation solutions. The courses will prepare you to provide high quality service to people with disabilities in workplace, home, educational and public environments.

Professionals who require knowledge or practical skills to help individuals with disabilities function more efficiently in work, home, educational, and public environments.

Course List:

  • Professional Education Program on Assistive Technology and Environmental Access.
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Wentworth Institute of Technology

The Interior Design program recalls and reinforces the mission of the Institute by preparing and graduating students with excellent diverse skills qualifying them for the demands of professional life.

INTD 485 Behavioral Aspects of Design

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Virginia Tech

AHRM 4664 – Universal Design at Virginia Tech

Evaluation and design of commercial and residential environments with consideration for accessibility, adaptation, safety, and support of the user(s).

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University of Southern California

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy 576: Universal Design

Examination of the concepts and principles of universal design and the benefits of the approach for people with disabilities and for all individuals. Graded CR/NC.

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University of Michigan

 Universal Design: Design Analytics for Ability

This course will explore the principles, strategies, and application of universal design as an ideology for designing products and environments for the varying physical and psychological abilities and limitation of people. The instructors bring to students an awareness of the social and theoretical context for universal design, accessible design, and the designer’s role both nationally and internationally. The course responds to the need in the College for information and skills relative to a human centered design thinking processes, broadening the student’s awareness of the evolving characteristics, and to address advances in universal design concepts for design.