Become an Accessibility Consultant - PT39

Become an Accessibility Consultant

Blending Legislation and Therapy Services

by Shoshana Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA
(4.0 / 660 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 provides a framework for therapy practitioners to develop accessibility consultation services, with training and knowledge of how the law can be applied to facilitate therapeutic services and accessible environments for clients with disabilities at varying levels of physical, mental, and psychological ability. By understanding the ADA, the practitioner can help individuals with disabilities live as independently as possible in the community, by promoting environments and attitudes to facilitate networking support systems, as well as supporting client and caregiver goals.


This accessibility consultation services continuing education program will introduce the practitioner to the parameters of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its practical application for advocacy and independent living services to enable people with disabilities to integrate into home, work, school, and community. The client-centered approach, based on the independent living model, provides a framework for developing these important services and for understanding the role of the healthcare practitioner in supporting the client’s goals. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic titles of the ADA and its applications
  • Discuss the consumer demographics and client populations who would benefit from accessibility consultations
  • Explain the client services related to the ADA

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physical therapists and occupational therapists.
Physical Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 18S7433 for 6/1/18 to 6/17/19).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539594 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-180 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/19 to 07/31/21.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 6/11/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/22/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/22/2021


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Joan F - Hatboro, PA  ·  Apr 07, 2020
Very interesting information. Helpful to review the legislation that brought us to this place where those with disabilities can be as independent as possible in their own home, the community and work place.
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John A - Arlington, TX  ·  Apr 05, 2020
good course, enjoyed the information, a lot.
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Lisa W - Austin, TX  ·  Mar 30, 2020
Wow. This class was hard but informative and eye-opening. I appreciate the knowledge and it will help with pt education for community advocacy.
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Karla L - Aurora, CO  ·  Mar 02, 2020
There is a lot to know!
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linda b - San Juan Capistrano, CA  ·  Feb 23, 2020
Needed further clarification regarding the various government agencies.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50