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Principles of Accessible Kitchen Design

DLF Training is CPD-accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

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 for wheelchair users. 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 is intensive, and designed to meet the needs of occupational therapists, architects, facilities management professionals and others with a responsibility for access to kitchen areas. This is a full day course which includes all course handouts and materials for the practical exercise.

“Trainer clearly has a lot of expertise and insight that he was able to share throughout.”
“I am actually looking forward to designing a kitchen and putting it into practise!”
“We are re-visiting our wheelchair kitchen design brief following this training.”
“Excellent. Thorough knowledge of problems and how to overcome them.”

Delegate groups who would benefit from this course

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Architects
  • Personal Injury Solicitors
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Grant Officers
  • Community and housing staff involved with independent living
  • Newly qualified OT’s
  • Reablement Team staff responsible for housing older people
  • Those seeking solutions to allow clients to live as safely and independently as possible
  • Professionals with responsibility for kitchen adaptations

Level of skills/knowledge

    It is expected that course participants will have some understanding of the effects of spinal injury, DFGs and community-based independent living solutions.

Delegate employment area

  • Social Services
  • OTs in Private Practice
  • Reablement Team
  • Housing
  • Community Employment
  • Case Management
  • Architecture
  • Personal Injury Solicitors
  • Private Care Sector for the Elderly

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to apply the basic principles of accessible design and essential elements for accessibility to a kitchen design
  • Be able to identify common errors in accessible kitchen design
  • Be able to assess and measure a wheelchair-user for critical dimensions and wheelchair suitability
  • Be able to explain best practice in accessible kitchen adaptations
  • Know what safety issues to consider when planning an accessible kitchen
Code/Date/Duration Price per person Book online
9th December 2014
One day
£195 + VAT (£234) Book now

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