Have you ever wondered about how accessibility impacts the visitor experience and public perceptions of an agency? Do you struggle to understand the technical language of the ADA and other accessibility laws, guidelines, and design standards? Are you curious what your role is in achieving and maintaining accessibility compliance? The Eppley Institute is recruiting students to participate in a cohort program that will begin in June, 2019.
To learn more about the certificate, including options for enrollment, click here.
The Foundations of Accessibility Certificate Program is intended for professionals and students in the parks and recreation industry who wish to establish a strong foundation in the physical and programmatic components of accessibility compliance. This certificate program explores disability and accessibility as a social construct, and provides knowledge in disability awareness concepts, program access, universal design, and guidelines and standards for accessible design.
The certificate program is entirely web-based and consists of four course units, each one culminating in an applied assignment that relates to your community, organization, or agency. A final capstone assignment is due after completing the online coursework. The certificate is comprised of the following online courses:
- Foundations of Accessibility Micro-Learning Series
- Historical Perceptions of Disability
- Disability Etiquette and Interaction Guidelines
- Accessibility vs. Usability
- Regulations for Service Animals and Mobility Devices
- Foundations of Accessible Recreation: Program Access
- Universal Design in Park and Recreation Environments
- Navigating the Standards for Accessible Design
Each student in the cohort will be paired with a mentor (an experienced professional who has extensive experience in the topic areas within this certificate). This course of study provides students with the opportunity to receive individualized feedback from knowledgeable instructors who review the elements of your portfolio in addition to interacting with fellow students in the cohort.
The price for this certificate is $350.
The cohort will begin on June 3rd, 2019.
Unit 1: Foundations of Accessibility Micro-learning Series
June 21st, 2019
Student will receive grade: June 28th, 2019
Unit 2: Foundations of Accessible Recreation: Program Access
July 12th, 2019
Student will receive grade: July 19th, 2019
Unit 3: Universal Design in Park and Recreation Environments
July 26th, 2019
Student will receive grade: August 2nd, 2019
Unit 4: Navigating the Standards for Accessible Design
August 16th, 2019
Student will receive grade: August 23rd, 2019
August 30th, 2019
Student will receive grade: September 6th, 2019
Certificates issued by: September 20th, 2019
If you have questions about the Foundations of Accessibility Certificate Program cohort, please contact Eppley Project Manager Michelle Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cohort enrollments will be accepted through Friday, May 31st, 2019.
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