Arch. D., AIA, RA, Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access - The State University of New York at Buffalo
About the instructor
Dr. Steinfeld is a registered architect and gerontologist with special interests in universal design, accessibility, and design for the lifespan. At SUNY/Buffalo, he is a distinguished SUNY Professor of Architecture and Director of the IDeA (Inclusive Design and Environmental Access) Center. With the research focused on universal design, human factors, and social theory and design, Dr. Steinfeld has written over 100 publications, received numerous awards for excellence, and continued to serve as an expert consultant on accessibility issues, nationally and internationally.
He is Co-Director of a federally funded center of excellence on universal design and the built environment and another on accessible public transportation.Dr. Steinfeld earned his Bachelor's degree in Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University; his Master's degree in Architecture with a certificate in Gerontology at University of Michigan; and his Doctorate degree in Architecture also at the University of Michigan.
In light of numerous lawsuits related to non-compliance with accessibility codes and standards, many universities have had to make modifications and policy changes. Based on our experience conducting university accessibility audits and providing expert witness testimony, this course reviews the most common accessibility problems faced by universities. Inclusive design strategies that can be implemented, along with best practice case studies, are provided to help overcome these problems with an emphasis on improving cost effectiveness by enhancing the campus for all students and staff.
The goal of this course is to educate administrators and designers on the common accessibility issues that many universities encounter on their campuses and inclusive design strategies that can be adopted to help create more usable, safer, and friendlier campuses.
1. Identify common accessibility issues that many universities encounter.
2. Learn about inclusive design strategies that can be adopted to help create more usable, safer, and friendlier campuses.
3. Know the best practices in designing campuses and enhancement strategies that will help improve cost-effectiveness.
General Course Information
Edward H. Steinfeld, Arch. D., AIA, RA, Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access - The State University of New York at Buffalo
|LA CES Approved||Yes|
|States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY||Yes|
|New York |
***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements
|GA, MN, and SD|
**There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.
Canada Provinces and Territories
|British Columbia||Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES|
|Ontario||Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES|