UNIVERSAL DESIGNIN HEALTHLIBRARIESAndrea Miller-NesbittLife Sciences LibraryMcGill Universityandrea.miller-nesbitt@mcgill.ca
Overview•  Introduce the concept of Universal Design•  Provide some background•  Emerging clientele•  Principles of Univer...
http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Accessible+learning+students+with+disabilities/7778105/story.html
Universal Design       “The design of products and       environments to be usable by all       people, to the greatest ex...
Brief History                                                                                       2008 – UN             ...
Percentage of undergraduate students       who self-identify as having a disability              11              10       ...
Disability at McGill                                                            ?*+9%&*12%*-1"#$                          ...
Universal Design for Instruction      •  Equitable use      •  Flexibility in use      •  Simple and intuitive      •  Per...
Universal Design for Learning     Recognition network:                     Strategic network:      Affective network:     ...
Some Examples…Physical            Collections        InstructionSpaces•  Adjustable       •  CNIB HUB plan   •  Online tut...
Questions?                              Andrea Miller-Nesbitt                       andrea.miller-nesbitt@mcgill.ca       ...
Selected SourcesBringolf, Jane. (2008). Universal Design: Is it Accessible? Multi: The RIT Journal of Plurality & Diversit...
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Universal Design in Health Libraries

  1. 1. UNIVERSAL DESIGNIN HEALTHLIBRARIESAndrea Miller-NesbittLife Sciences LibraryMcGill Universityandrea.miller-nesbitt@mcgill.ca
  2. 2. Overview•  Introduce the concept of Universal Design•  Provide some background•  Emerging clientele•  Principles of Universal Design•  Applications to libraries
  3. 3. http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Accessible+learning+students+with+disabilities/7778105/story.html
  4. 4. Universal Design “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.” (Connell et al, 1997)“Signpost” symbol by The Noun Project taken from the Noun Project collection (blog.thenounproject.com/)
  5. 5. Brief History 2008 – UN convention on 2001 – the Rights of Ontarians with Persons with Disabilities Act 1990 – The Disabilities Americans with mid 1980’s – Disabilities Act Emergence of Disability Studies as 1960’s an academic and 70’s – discipline Disability Rights Movement Medical Model Social ModelCenter for Universal Design, 2011
  6. 6. Percentage of undergraduate students who self-identify as having a disability 11 10 9 8 % 7 6 5 4 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 yearBased on reports from the Canadian University Survey Consortium
  7. 7. Disability at McGill ?*+9%&*12%*-1"#$ ;<"#:,#=">0*$ !"#$%&("%&$( =*+,-)"- )*+,-)"- !9&:2&" *12%*-1"#$+ .-/%#*0 *12%*-1"#$ !,$,-*12%*-1"#$ 5"%-#*#/)*+%6*&*$7 3"-4%+*4" )"4"&,21"#$%& 8"%-*#/ )*+,-)"- *12%*-1"#$Based on OSD registration at McGill for 2011-2012 academic year
  8. 8. Universal Design for Instruction •  Equitable use •  Flexibility in use •  Simple and intuitive •  Perceptible information •  Tolerance for error •  Low physical effort •  Size and space for approach and use •  Community of learners •  Instructional climate“Health Education” symbol by Jack Biesek et al. taken from the Noun Project collection (blog.thenounproject.com/)
  9. 9. Universal Design for Learning Recognition network: Strategic network: Affective network: How we gather facts How we organize How we are and categorize the our ideas, plan tasks motivated, challenged information we are and solve problems and interested by receiving what we are learning Provide multiple, Provide multiple, Provide multiple, flexible methods of flexible methods of flexible options for presentation expression engagementCentre for Applied Special Technology, 2012
  10. 10. Some Examples…Physical Collections InstructionSpaces•  Adjustable •  CNIB HUB plan •  Online tutorials furniture •  HathiTrust •  Webinars•  Adjustable •  Assistive •  Making lighting technologies resources•  Private spaces available before•  Clear signage/ session floor plans •  Assistive technologies
  11. 11. Questions? Andrea Miller-Nesbitt andrea.miller-nesbitt@mcgill.ca (514) 398-1663“Mental Health” symbol by Jack Biesek et al. taken from the Noun Project collection (blog.thenounproject.com/)
  12. 12. Selected SourcesBringolf, Jane. (2008). Universal Design: Is it Accessible? Multi: The RIT Journal of Plurality & Diversity in Design, 1(2), 45-52.Burgstahler, S. (2012). Universal design of instruction (UDI): definition, principles, guidelines, and examples. DO-IT. University ofWashington. Retrieved from http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/instruction.htmlCanadian University Survey Consortium. (2011). CUSC 2011 undergraduate univiersity student survey: master report. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cusc-ccreu.ca/publications.htmCenter for Applied Special Technology. (2012). About UDL Retrieved May 2, 2012, 2012, fromhttp://www.cast.org/udl/index.htmlCenter for Universal Design. July 9, 2011). History of Universal Design. Retrieved January 9, 2013, fromhttp://www.ncsu.edu/project/design-projects/udi/center-for-universal-design/history-of-universal-design/Chodock, T., & Dolinger, E. (2009). Applying Universal Design to Information Literacy: Teaching Students Who Learn Differently at LandmarkCollege. [Feature Article]. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 49(1), 24-32.Connell, B., R., Jones, M., et al. (1997). The principles of universal design. Retrieved June 1st, 2011, fromhttp://www.ncsu.edu/www/ncsu/design/sod5/cud/about_ud/udprinciplestext.htmCreamer, D. (2007). Universal Instructional Design for Libraries. [Article]. Colorado Libraries, 33(4), 12-15.Neumann, H. (2003). What Teacher-Librarians Should Know about Universal Design. [Article]. Teacher Librarian, 31(2), 17-20.Rose, D. H., & Meyer, A. (2006). A practical reader in universal design for learning. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Education Press.
  13. 13. “Between the Lines” by/par Alex Masket/0#(12(3#)/(## !"#$#!%#&()#!*"+41#-035,6#7## &(,-#!").#$#!%).#!*"+#/0#81).594#31#854&)(12(3502## https://sites.google.com/site/35):545.;#7## unregardsurlehandicap/#854&#81).594

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