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Universal Design

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Credit / 1 CEPH & 1 CEU

In recent years, Universal Design has become more important as the definition has been broadened to wider issues of social inclusion. A more relevant and necessary way to include all citizens without ignoring people with disabilities. This course discusses the specifics of Universal Design in the kitchen and the methods to enable and empower a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation. The goal of this course is to review the concept of Universal Design, then deep dive into how kitchen appliances and layout can play a major role in promoting a healthier and suitable life at home. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Review the principles of Universal Design and its application in real life circumstances in promoting a healthier life. 2. Understand the opportunities and benefits Universal Design can offer to a kitchen design and to the adoption of Aging in Place. 3. Kitchen appliances should be designed to meet Universal Design guidelines. Learn about the attributes that promote the health and safety of its users. 4. Review installation options that meet the tenets of Universal Design and how it plays a major role in the safety of its users.

Kennith Miller is an Employee of the General Electric Appliance Company and has been with GEA for 23 years.  He has held many different roles and positions and moved four times with the company.  In his latest role with the Luxury line of Appliances for GEA, he manages a four-state region working with the trade industry which includes resellers, builder distributors, Custom Builders, and designers.  Kennith is also married to his wife Desiree and has two girls, Brooklin and Carmen.  "My passion is helping others and love seeing the end result of a beautiful kitchen".

Kennith Miller
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