Conference Schedule

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A.  Housing and Accessibility Requirements – an introduction to the basic requirements for various kinds of housing, ranging from single family, to multifamily and including publicly funded projects as well as private condominium complexes.  This will be a nuts and bolts review of Fair Housing Accessibility requirements, ADA requirements for public areas and for student housing, ADA as applied to affordable housing, and current common building code requirements.  The session will also include discussion of current inclusive design concepts for housing and how those practices intersect with regulatory minimums.

B.   ADA and the Community – an introduction to the ADA in public accommodations particularly spaces that are central to community access.  These include buildings for shopping, community events, voting, religious services, social services, medical services and sports venues.  The emphasis will be on access to community.  Outdoor spaces and recreation areas will be included.   The discussion will include access to public sidewalks and parks, and access to transportation.

Evening – Speakers Reception

Universal Design SUMMIT 6 Workshop Schedule as of 07-23-2017

Monday, November 13, 2017   

7:00 am Registration
 8:00 am – 9:15 am Breakfast Keynote: Judy Heumann
9:30 am – 10:45 am Sessions 1

  • A: Shining a Light on Home Modifications (Doug Walter and Jeni Finnigan)
  • B: Universal Design Strategies for Research and Program Development (Brittany Perez)
  • C: Aging & Community Participation (AARP)
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Session 2

  • A: Living in Place – Housing for All Ages & Abilities (Louie Delaware & Erik Listou)
  • B: Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education (Richard Lehner & Armando Tobias)
  • C: Supporting Older Adults in Public Places (Adam Fromme)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Keynote: Inclusive Design in a Global Context (Valerie Fletcher, Institute of Human Centered Design)
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Session 3

  • A: Universal Design: Principles and Application (Amanda Primm)
  • B: Beyond ADA in Public Accommodations (Matt Lescher)
  • C: Universal Design in Parks (Craig Eichelman, Anne Marie Kinerk, Jim Holley, Teresa Kelly)
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Session 4

  • A: Affordable Housing: Types and Strategies (Gina Hilberry)
  • B: SiteWise Super Suggestions for a Vision Friendly Community (Mary Ellen Daniel)
  • C: A Case Study for Community Engagement & Universal Design (Zully Alvarado)


Tuesday, November 14, 2017    

8:00 am – 9:30 am Breakfast Keynote: Integration of Inclusive Design into the Gateway Arch Project (Anna Leavey, Arch Park Foundation, and Vern Remiger, Remiger Design)
9:45 am – 11:00 am Session 5

  • A: Center for Enriched Living (Richard Lehner & Armando Tobias)
  • B: Missouri History Museum and Inclusive Design (Sharon Smith)
  • C: Interprofessional Collaboration: The Creation of Healthy, Inclusive Communities (Debra Young)
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Session 6

  • A: Home is Where the Access Is: Including the MLS (Ken Jernberg and Tonya Deniz)
  • B: Design and the Five Dimensions of Human Ability (Marcus Adrian)
  • C: Parks, Recreation and Inclusive Design (Clarence Olsen)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Keynote: Gallaudet University:  Science Labs and the Sixth Street Development & DeafSpace Principles in Practice (Hansel Bauman)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Session 7

  • A: Universal Design: A Living History (Amy Barnes & Mia Maksimowicz)
  • B: DeafSpace Principles in Practice (Hansel Bauman)
  • C: Not Your Grandmother’s Bus Stop (Kari Turner)


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