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Universal Design

Universal design refers to the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Universal design in higher education involves creating environments and using instructional strategies that meet the needs of students with a wide variety of characteristics.

Sheryl Burgstahler, Director of the DO-IT Center of the University of Washington, is one of the nation’s leading authorities on universal design in postsecondary education. Here is information on two of her publications on the subject:

1) “Universal Design in Postsecondary Education: Process, Principles, & Applications.” This article provides an overview of the meaning of universal design, its principles, the process of universal design, and examples of applications. Available at:

“Universal Design in Postsecondary Education: Process, Principles, & Applications.”

2) “Equal access: Universal Design of Instruction.” This article contains a checklist to maximize the learning of all students. Available at:

“Equal access: Universal Design of Instruction.”

DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology

DO-IT

University of Washington

Box 354842

Seattle, WA 98195-4842

doit@uw.edu

http://www.washington.edu/doit/

206-685-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)

888-972-DOIT (3648) (toll free voice/TTY)

206-221-4171 (FAX)

509-382-9331 (voice/TTY) Spokane

Located at the University of Washington, DO-IT is a special service center whose mission is to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment. The web address for DO-IT is: http://www.washington.edu/doit/

The following DVDs produced by the DO-IT Center are now available in the TCNJ library:

DO-IT PROGRAMS 1

DO-IT PROGRAMS 2

SELF-DETERMINATION 1

DO STEM 1

CAREERS 1

TECHNOLOGY 1

TRANSITION 1

COLLEGE 1

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