When you think of home accessibility, what is your first thought? Is it significant renovations at a huge cost? As we get older, many of us, with and without disabilities, will choose to simply "age in place." Based on my experience as an assistive technology consultant, I'll reveal twelve savvy home hacks to improve accessibility within the home. Through this workshop, you will identify various barriers and come away with reliable, low-cost solutions centered around access.
- Identify two accessibility barriers located within and around a residence.
- Identify two potential solutions to address accessibility barriers within and around a residence.
- Describe three assistive technology devices or modifications used in a residential setting.
Primary & Secondary Strand
AT for Physical Access and Participation
- Accessibility Professional
- ADA Coordinator
- AT Specialists
- Consumers/Individuals with Disabilities
- Disability Services
- Family Members
- Government/Non-Profit Agencies
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Rehab Therapists
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Vocational Rehabilitation
Primary Life Cycle Addressed
Session Delivery Format
In-person presentation with recording
This course was given at the ATIA 2023 Conference on Friday, February 3 from 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (EST)
Continuing Education Credits
For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Learning Center CEUs
This session recording is offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
ACVREP; AOTA; CRC; IACET
For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.
End date of CRC CEUs offering: January 30, 2024
As this course was included in the ATIA 2023 Virtual Event series, please refer to the ATIA Learning Center CEUs page for further information on how to submit your CRC CEUs for this course to CRCC.
Pace Assistive Technology Services, Rehabilitation Engineer
Ms. Kimberly Pace is a rehabilitation engineer serving Southeast Louisiana. She has a Bachelor's degree in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University and a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. Prior to becoming a business owner of Pace Assistive Technology Services LLC in 2016, she worked for 18 years with the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology, Louisiana Tech University as a Rehabilitation Technology Specialist. Ms. Pace is a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Consulting fee from independent contractor work with Louisiana Workforce Commission/Louisiana Rehabilitation Services. Consulting fee from independent contractor work with Office of Aging and Adult Services, Medicaid Waiver Program. Consulting fee from private independent contractor work.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: No