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About This Course:
Cafés and restaurants are important locations for establishing and maintaining social connections, enhancing feelings of wellbeing and sense of belonging within the community. Cafés and restaurants have been significantly impacted during COVID-19 with social distancing becoming a major driver for redesigning how we use the space these establishments provide. Rethinking the café and restaurant environment for COVID-19 also provides the opportunity to offer greater accessibility. Creating an environment that can be used by all, regardless of their age or ability, is essential to providing people safe and enjoyable experiences. In this learning program, attendees will learn about the best practices in achieving universal design in cafés and restaurants. Universal design is not just about good intentions, it is also good business, as cafes and restaurants that consider the needs of all users and provide good access will attract more customers to their establishment.
Learning Objective 1
Attendees will learn about the key design elements of accessible routes and factors for consideration of safety, to ensure that the cafés and restaurants are accessible to all, such as provision of ramps, slip resistant floors, and markings.
Learning Objective 2
Attendees will understand proper designs of the fixtures and furniture enables people, particularly those who are blind or have low vision, older adults and caregivers with prams, the ability to shoreline using the buildings edge for both wayfinding and sense of safety away from vehicle traffic.
Learning Objective 3
This learning program will discuss how proper design of the dining environment can enhance the acoustic and visual environments for communication. And attendees will understand the importance of material selections for achieving the predetermined goals.
Learning Objective 4
Real-life examples will be discussed to reinforce the attendees’ understanding of the universal design concepts.
|Course Title||Universal Design in Cafés and Restaurants|
|Speaker||Henry Yu, PE, P.Eng. (Canada), PMP, WELL AP, LEED GA, CTS|
|Course Codes||AIA 2302RST-R|
|Accreditation||3.0 AIA LU-HSW / 3.0 PDH|