This presentation will describe an interdisciplinary approach taken by researchers from the fields of human factors, audiology/hearing science, and occupational therapy/science to examine the applicability of the Universal Design (UD) principles to hearing accessibility and usability. A refined list of UD for hearing (UDH) guidelines, their potential relevance to different environments and contextual situations, and their implications for examining hearing demands and developing hearing friendly workplaces will be presented and discussed.
- Upon completing this course learners will be able to describe the key differences between Barrier Free Design and Universal Design ideologies.
- Upon completing this course learners will be able to identify and describe how an Occupational Approach can inform how hearing health care professionals examine participation and participation restrictions for persons with hearing loss in the workplace.
- Upon completing this course learners will be able to identify and describe the 3 work contexts that impact on work productivity.
- Upon completing this course learners will be able to identify and describe the 7 Principles of Universal Design.
- Upon completing this course learners will be able to identify and describe the 5 Universal Design for Hearing Principles.
|0-5 Minutes||Welcome, background and purpose of presentation|
|5-20 Minutes||Background: Interprofessional Team; Overview of problem; Existing approaches to support workplace accessibility - barrier-free design ideology & universal design ideology|
|20-25 Minutes||An Occupational Perspective to Support Workplace Changes|
|25-50 Minutes||Using an Occupational Perspective to Promote Universal Design Principles for Hearing (UDH)|
|50-60 Minutes||Summary, Implications for Future and Discussion|
Mary Beth Jennings
Assistant Professor, National Centre for Audiology and Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. Mary Beth Jennings worked clinically at The Canadian Hearing Society for 12 years where she developed and implemented individual and group aural rehabilitation (AR) programs (the Hearing Help Class curriculum) for adults. She began her academic career in 2004 and teaches courses and seminars on Counseling and AR and supervises students who facilitate group AR programs. Her areas of research include the assessment of group AR outcomes, the use of Goal Attainment Scaling, the impact of self-efficacy on rehabilitation outcomes, barriers and facilitators to the use of hearing assistive technologies for older adults, stigma of hearing loss, assessing workplace accessibility for older workers with hearing loss, and Universal Design for Hearing. Past projects have included program development and outcome measurement in homes-for-the-aged and in community-based settings, as well as a hearing accessibility audit of university classrooms.
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