Adapting & Designing for Wheelchair Users
3 CPD hours
Course Category: Core (Foundation) Module
£35 + VAT
This module introduces delegates to essential design principles for wheelchair accessible/adapted housing and advises delegates on how to make recommendations for both individual and generic users. It overviews a wide range of wheelchair standards such as turning circles, door widths, corridors and storage space – and demonstrates ways of assessing individual user requirements.
The course covers
- The Evolution of Accessible Housing from pre-1970 to today
- An overview of key wheelchair design standards, including: doorways, corridors, entrances, turning circles, bedrooms, controls & reach ranges and storage space
- Approaches to auditing a property for its accessibility (initial assessments)
- Suggestions for incorporating design standards into adaptation work
- The National Wheelchair Standard for England (Part M, Volume 1, Category 3) and how this can be referenced in adaptation work
- How to assess individual users for clear opening door widths and relative doorway/corridor widths (anthropometric exercises, via videos, and using wheelchairs)
- Signposting to further resources
- Electronic handouts (PDFs) provided
- Digital Attendance Certificates issued for 3 CPD hours
- Our online courses are interactive and typically include some or all of the following: powerpoint presentations, case studies, desktop exercises using drawings, practical exercises – utilising videos, discussion groups and break-out rooms, Q&As with trainers.