Universal Design

    EXRI 3499 is offered this fall:

Learn the prin­ci­ples of Uni­ver­sal Design or inclu­sive design.” You will come to think of design in new ways by becom­ing aware of the impact uni­ver­sal design has had on the past, present, and future of res­i­den­tial hous­ing design. We will focus on max­i­miz­ing util­i­ty with the ulti­mate goal of look­ing at design projects that accom­mo­date peo­ple’s needs regard­less of age, abil­i­ty, or circumstance.


Sep 14, 2021Dec 7, 2021


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MT






Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Lara PinchbeckID: lara-pinchbeck

Lara Pinchbeck is an industry expert who guides interior design processes to create social and physical environments that include, rather than exclude, people—particularly those with disabilities. With over 20 years of experience working with marginalized people, Lara excels in her approach to understanding the lived experience of a diversity of users through a multi-method research program that includes published evidence, recorded observations, and personal accounts. Through her doctoral research, Lara works with industry leaders, avant-garde thinkers, collaborators and those moved to make our society as inclusive as possible. She believes that everyone deserves a maximum quality of life achievable by removing barriers that inhibit functionality, comfort, and joy.

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 14, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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EXRI 3499 is offered this fall: