Introduction to Accessible Design
The Fair Housing Act is a federal civil rights law intended to protect qualified
persons with disabilities from discriminatory housing practice. It covers a wide range of legal and regulatory issues with regard to Americans
with disabilities. This course is designed to help designers and builders in understanding the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Students will get familiar with the definitions of various terms associated with barrier free design and the applicability of the Fair Housing Act. In addition, a list of common violations of the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements is provided.
This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
In this course you need to study the following documents:
The Fair Housing Act Design Manual provides guidelines and specifications for accessibility to mutilfamily dwellings by individuals with disabilities. These guidelines are to be applied by engineers and architects during the design, construction, and alteration of such buildings and facilities to the extent required by regulations issued by Federal agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.