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  • The university community is more diverse in age and ability than ever. We need to design built environments that acknowledge and celebrate that reality. Universal design goes well beyond barrier removal, making it an ideal framework for nurturing social and economic benefits through an inclusive built environment. We will describe the tenets of universal design, show examples of how it is used on campuses, help you avoid mistakes commonly made when incorporating universal design, and outline universal design maintenance requirements.

    Learning Outcome 1: Identify and apply the new American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) principles of universal design.

    Learning Outcome 2: Explain and show the difference and relationship between accessible design and universal design.

    Learning Outcome 3: Evaluate a standard Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design and demonstrate what changes through universal design.

    Learning Outcome 4: Describe the best universal design practices and precedents and identify some common misconceptions that can lead to mistakes.

    Continuing Education Credits: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPN20C397) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

    Presented By: Charles Samiotes, Director of Marketing, Samiotes Consultants, Inc. | Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director, Institue for Human Centered Design | Catherine Offenberg, Principal, CRJA-IBI Group