Learning Outcomes

Principles of Accessible Kitchen Design
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, and others with a responsibility for access to kitchen areas.
All course handouts and materials for the practical exercise will be supplied.
Trainer: Adam Thomas, of Design Matters KBB Ltd (www.dmkbb.co.uk)
Duration: One day (approximately 10.00 to 4/4.30pm)
Learning Outcomes:
•  Basic principles of accessible design
•  Essential elements for accessibility
•  Common errors in accessible design
•  Problem solving
•  Ideal scenario for wheelchair-user
Course Outline:
•  Introduction
•  Basic Principles:
– Layout
– Specific points for wheelchair users
– Doors, drawers and wirework
– Rise and fall mechanisms
– Multi-use designs
– Furniture
•  Case History I: Common Errors
•  Case History II: Practical Exercise
•  Case History III: Problem Solving
•  Summary
•  Open Q & A Session
Timed Programme:  Session timings are the same if time is altered to 09.30 start.
1000h Introduction
Accessible Design in the UK
1015h Basic Principles:
Get to know your client
Specific points for wheelchair users
Layout 1, 2, 3
1115h Tea/Coffee
1130h Basic Principles:
Hob & Oven area
Sink area
Doors drawers and wirework
Appliances
Rise and fall mechanisms
Furniture and wall-hung systems
1300h Lunch
1400h Common Errors
1430h Case History Intro and Client Brief
1500h Tea/Coffee
1515h Case History Part I: Practical Exercise
Case History II: Problem Solving
Ideal scenario for wheelchair-user
1600h Open Q & A Session

Principles of Accessible Kitchen Design

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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, and others with a responsibility for access to kitchen areas.

All course handouts and materials for the practical exercise will be supplied.

Trainer:      Adam Thomas, of Design Matters KBB Ltd (www.dmkbb.co.uk)

Duration:   One day (approximately 10.00 to 4/4.30pm)

Learning Outcomes:

•  Basic principles of accessible design

•  Essential elements for accessibility

•  Common errors in accessible design

•  Problem solving

•  Ideal scenario for wheelchair-user

Course Outline:

•  Introduction

•  Basic Principles:

– Layout

– Specific points for wheelchair users

– Doors, drawers and wirework

– Rise and fall mechanisms

– Multi-use designs

– Furniture

•  Case History I: Common Errors

•  Case History II: Practical Exercise

•  Case History III: Problem Solving

•  Summary

•  Open Q & A Session

Timed Programme

1000h Introduction

Accessible Design in the UK

1015h Basic Principles:

Get to know your client

Specific points for wheelchair users

Layout 1, 2, 3

1115h Tea/Coffee

1130h Basic Principles:

Hob & Oven area

Sink area

Doors drawers and wirework

Appliances

Rise and fall mechanisms

Furniture and wall-hung systems

1300h Lunch

1400h Common Errors

1430h Case History Intro and Client Brief

1500h Tea/Coffee

1515h Case History Part I: Practical Exercise

Case History II: Problem Solving

Ideal scenario for wheelchair-user

1600h Open Q & A Session