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 October, 2018.
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 unit culminates with 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.
To learn more about the certificate, including options for enrollment, click the following link: http://provalenslearning.com/certificate-programs/foundations-of-accessibility-certificate-program
The price for this certificate is $350.
The cohort will begin on October 15th, 2018.
Unit 1: Foundations of Accessibility Micro-learning Series
Assignment due: November 2nd, 2018
Student will receive grade: November 9th, 2018
Unit 2: Foundations of Accessible Recreation: Program Access
Assignment due: November 16th, 2018
Student will receive grade: November 23rd, 2018
Unit 3: Universal Design in Park and Recreation Environments
Assignment due: December 7th, 2018
Student will receive grade: December 14th, 2018
Unit 4: Navigating the Standards for Accessible Design
Assignment due: January 4th, 2019
Student will receive grade: January 11th, 2019
Assignment due: January 18th, 2019
Student will receive grade: January 25th, 2019
Certificates issued by: February 1st, 2019
If you have questions about the Foundations of Accessibility Certificate Program Cohort, please contact Michelle Monroe-Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.