New Course at CATEA — Home Modifications: Processes and Tools

Appropriate home modifications can help a person with a disability perform daily activities.  They can also enable people who are aging into a disability to be able to stay in their homes longer.  But what types of accommodations are possible?  How can you determine what solutions will best fit a particular situation?  What resources exist to help with the process?

The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at Georgia Tech will be offering its course: Home Modifications: Processes and Tools starting September 7, 2011.  It will run as a series of three webcasts on subsequent Wednesdays, from 12:00-2:00 PM (Eastern).

The course provides in-depth discussion about modifications that can be constructed, installed, or implemented to enhance an individual’s safety and function in the home environment. This course provides:

  • Overview of functional barriers commonly experienced in homes;
  • Legal and policy issues that affect provision of services, and accessibility technology;
  • Universal design strategies to improve performance of daily activities;
  • Resources for assessing, identifying and implementing modification needs.

This beginning-to-intermediate-level course is appropriate for people providing rehabilitation services as well as for people designing or building living spaces.  Continuing education credits will be provided. Visit Home Modifications: Processes and Tools for further information about this course.

We will extend the early registration rate of $266 until the end of this week (August 26th).  If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact Monique Waddell ([email protected]) for assistance with registration.

Visit for information about CATEA’s other courses or contact Susan E. Perlman, Project Coordinator at Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at Georgia Institute of Technology by email at [email protected]/ or through the website at