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Universal Design

Universally designed curriculum provides multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement to students with a wide range of abilities, disabilities, ethnic backgrounds, language skills, and learning styles.

Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Faculty Moodle Resources site (AugNet login required, and you will be prompted to “self-enroll”). This site has links to Moodle “how-to” tip-sheets, video tutorials, and strategies for teaching with Moodle

Ways that Faculty Can Help Student with Disabilities: Possible Teaching Accommodations

Universal Design of Instruction at the University of Washington’s DO-IT site is devoted to the principles and the rationale behind Universal Design of Instruction. This page also lists other resources for further reading.

AccessIT (another part of the University of Washington’s DO-IT site) “The National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education.” Of particular interest is their Accessible University Companion Guide which has a series of mock “inaccessible” websites followed by examples of how to makes these sites more accessible to everyone.

The BBC’s Accessibility Policy: “The BBC will ensure that its media is accessible to people who have visual, hearing, motor or cognitive impairments.” The site includes Accessibility Standards we can all aspire to in designing websites.

CAST: Universal Design for Learning

FacultyWare: Tools for the Universal Design of Instruction