Thursday, March 4, 2010
2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Location: Online


Archived Webinar: Building and Updating Your Home for Accessibility

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Topical Call:  Building and Updating Your Home for Accessibility
Speaker:  Catherine Leigh Graham
Date:  March 4, 2010
Time: 2pm-3:30pm EST

Speaker Bio:Catherine Leigh Graham has worked in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology field for over 20 years.  She is a Rehabilitation Engineer with the University of South Carolina's Interagency Office of Disability and Health working to improve the health of people with disabilities.  Her main focuses include accessibility to health care, fitness, recreation and emergency preparedness.  She works closely with many state and local agencies to improve the accessibility of communities/parks including teaching classes to building code officials on the ADA and its relationship to buildings and public rights of way.  She instructs medical students in family and internal medicine as well as students in physical education.

Ms. Graham has had her own private ADA consulting group for over 15 years working with public and private facilities on ADA compliance.  She consults with the University of South Carolina Assistive Technology Project's assistive technology device exchange website and reutilization program to put equipment not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit (www.scatpexchange.net) and is the Senior ADA Compliance Consultant for PeopleTect Design Group, a company working with commercial property owners, architects and construction firms to meet not only ADA requirements but also the functional needs of people with various disabilities (www.PeopleTect.com). 

Webinar Topic: 

The objective of this seminar is to detail out room-by-room home features and products that are currently available that do not sacrifice aesthetics and style. Listed below are a few of the topics that will be discussed:

  •       Exterior features for accessibility and curb appeal
  •       Kitchen design
  •       Electrical items for safety and comfort
  •       Bath and shower products
  •       Flooring that works
  •       Funding options