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IDeA Universal Design E-World Online Training Course - UD and Public Transportation (09/27/2019 - 10/25/2019)

Sep 27 - Oct 25, 2019   |   Organized by: Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)


Date/Time: Start Date: September 27, 2019 | End Date: October 25, 2019

Location: Online Course

Description: Public transportation plays an important role in creating an inclusive society. This course examines strategies for introducing universal design in public transportation systems from terminals to vehicle design. It teaches best practices in providing information, boarding, fare payment, and all other elements of any transit system. Case studies highlight the benefits of a universal design approach to transit.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to…

  1. List strategies for improving the effectiveness of existing transportation resources citing examples from case studies.

  2. Identify safety hazards at transit platforms for all types of people, including those with disabilities, and learn strategies for mitigating and eliminating these hazards.

  3. Identify the most common barriers to use of transit terminals and vehicles to people with disabilities and identify current research and practices that aim at eliminating those barriers.

  4. Discuss the ways in which the internet and smart phones have changed the way transit information can be provided using examples related to ticketing, wayfinding, and system-wide information.


For information on student responsibilities, grading, and credits, see the course syllabus.

Registration Information

  • Dates/Times: Students will be responsible for completing 15 hours of work during a 4-week window (September 27 – October 25, 2019). There are no required sign in times; however, there are established due dates by which work must be completed.

  • Textbook: Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (Sold separately at: Wiley | Amazon)

  • CEUs: U.S. Architects will receive 15 HSW CEUs.