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Principles of Accessible Kitchen Design - 7th February 2017

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Centre of Excellence for Telehealth and Assisted Living (CETAL)
Date of Event
7th February 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
3rd February 2017

This one-day course examines the principles of accessible design for kitchens, with special emphasis on unique features developed for clients with visual impairments and wheelchair users. Delivered by award-winning accessible kitchen designer, Adam Thomas, the course covers essential elements for accessibility, common errors in accessible design, problem solving, and a practical case study examining the ideal scenario for a client with complex access issues. The day includes a demonstration of the new wheelchair accessible kitchen at CETAL Bucks, fitted with state-of-the-art features and a range of innovative door openers.

This course is designed for private OTs and people working in the public sector with responsibility for home adaptations, such as local authority OTs, OT students, health and social care students, grant officers and environmental health officers. In addition, delegates should have a good working knowledge of the impairments that make kitchen adaptations a necessity.

This training day is intensive, and designed to meet the needs of occupational therapists, grant officers and environmental health officers with responsibility for kitchen adaptations.

Learning Outcomes:
Basic principles of accessible design
Essential elements for accessibility
Common errors in accessible design
Problem solving
Ideal scenario for wheelchair-user

Course Outline:
Basic Principles:
- Layout
- Specific points for wheelchair users
- Doors, drawers and wirework
- Rise and fall mechanisms
- Multi-use designs
Demonstration of wheelchair accessible kitchen at CETAL Bucks
Case Study:
- Common Errors
- Practical Exercise
- Problem Solving
Open Q & A Session


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