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3/27/20, 9am - 5pm


This course surveys local, federal, and international accessibility standards affecting virtually every habitable structure in daily life.

Society is becoming more inclusive of disabled persons. Accordingly, architecture must move with the times and accommodate the requirements of both able-bodied and those with special needs.  Architects must create space that allows for maximum autonomy for all individuals. Despite the increase in the number of tools and techniques we have today, inclusive design  remains poorly understood by many. We must take a more human approach to architecture starting with a will to understand the term ‘disability’ and the needs of disabled persons in an effort to resolve the mismatches between people and space. An opportunity to revise exists  when there is a mismatch between the person and the space being occupied. Architecture is the art and responsibility of designing for all  persons.

Topics include:
I. Understanding local NYC Building Codes and Federal Law regarding accessibility
II. Understanding the global guidelines regarding accessibility
III. Appraise both domestic and international accessibility standards with existing projects
IV. Accessibility as a “wellness” and “holistic” consideration.

Outcomes and Objectives:
1. Participants learn about accessibility standards
2. Participants disseminate ordinances addressing accessibility
3.Participants apply critical life, safety, health welfare elements to existing case studies in the urban fabric.

This class offers 7.5 hours dedicated to accessibility.”

Price: $435

Organized by: Pratt Institute

3/27/20, 9am - 5pm
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