Online Accessibility / Universal Design Courses


The AIA California Council has joined forces with aecKnowledge to provide online continuing education for the design and construction industry. This allows design professionals to pursue educational opportunities at their own pace and according to their own schedule. While, legislation in California requires architects to complete a number of CE credits in accessibility, there are other subjects all members of the industry are interested in as well. Choose from a wide range of subjects in design, finance, marketing and management – each one professionally developed and delivered by industry leaders.

Click here to access our Accessibility/Universal Design Courses.

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New 2017 Courses Now Available:

  • Provide guidance on the latest accessibility codes including CBC, ADA and IBC
  • Deliver valuable HSW credits
  • Fulfill state licensing requirements (including California SB1608)
  • Include downloadable diagrams and transcripts as reference material
  • Offer series discounts to individuals and group rates for firms
  1. Accessibility in the Public Realm—Spend a Day in my Wheelchair
    Presented by: Letrice Sherrillo, AIA
    AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.0 Hours
  2. Observations from an Accessibility Inspector
    Presented by: Stephen J. Dolim, AIA, LEED AP, CASp, ICC Accessibility Inspector, Founders’ Circle CASI, ACIA-RCI ADA
    AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.5 Hours
  3. Universal Design in Single-Family Homes
    Presented by: Erick Mikiten, AIA, LEED AP
    AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.0 Hours
  4. Universal Design in Multi-Family Homes
    Presented by: Erick Mikiten, AIA, LEED AP
    AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.5 Hours

2015 Courses still available:

  1. Designing for All-Integrated Universal Design
    Presented by: Bill Leddy, FAIA, designer of the award-winning Ed Roberts Campus, a widely cited example of innovative Universal Design
  2. Architecture Beyond Sight
    Presented by: Chris Downey, AIA, one of the few practicing blind architects
  3. Universal Design is Good Design—Part One
  4. Universal Design is Good Design – Part Two
    This two part course features projects selected for their outstanding commitment to Universal Design principles. Presented by, Stephan Castellanos, FAIA, Executive Director, California Commission on Disability Access, Steve provides commentary and narrative about how and why certain decisions were made that enables the project to be designed “beyond the code”.

Be sure to watch a video preview of the 2014 Accessibility Courses: Designing for All-Integrated Universal Design

Firm package pricing also available. Click here for more information.

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