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Physical Therapist

Universal Design 101

The Functionality of Form: The Link Between Design and Rehabilitation


  • Explore and review various social construction models
  • Compare and contrast key components of the the environmental press model, the PEO, the enabling–disabling process model, and the ICF models
  • Outline the classification system of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health model and explain its rating system for identifying a facilitator or barrier to function
  • Examine and explain the theoretical implications for universal design as a rehabilitation strategy
  • Explain why all of the models fail to provide a mechanism to quantify environmental demands that impact functionality, and what is necessary from a design perspective

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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