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Integrating Universal Design Content into University Curriculum

  1. 1. Integrating Universal Design Content in University Curriculum Howard Kramer University of Colorado-Boulder hkramer@colorado.edu, 303-492-8672 AHEAD hkramer@ahead.org CSUN 2014
  2. 2. Presentation posted at slideshare http://slideshare.net/hkramer99/ UD-in-Curriculum-CSUN 2014.pptx
  3. 3. Introduction  Conference:  Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web & Technology  Class:  Universal Design for Digital Media - 14 week class  Grant Project:  Promoting the Integration of Universal Design in University Curriculum (UDUC) Howard Kramer University of Colorado-Boulder hkramer@colorado.edu, 303-492-8672
  4. 4. Today’s Objective(s)  Acquire a sampling of examples of UD in curriculum that you may replicate or build upon  Provide you with ideas and strategies for promoting UD curriculum at your own institutions  Inspire you to become involved with this project by using our resources or sharing your resources with us
  5. 5. NEA 2-year Grant Promoting the Integration of Universal Design Content into University Curriculum (UDUC)
  6. 6. Promoting the Integration of UD into University Curriculum  Determining current inclusion of UD content on campus  Increasing the amount of classes that address UD (content) on campus (and beyond)  Determining resource needs for teaching UD  Developing resources for teaching UD – syllabi, curriculum, teaching resources, etc.  Developing a network of interested faculty – sharing resources
  7. 7. Campus & Faculty Conceptions of Universal Design  “[F]ew postsecondary administrators, faculty, and staff are even marginally acquainted with Universal Design or Universal Instructional Design” (Higbee & Goff, eds. 2008)  Faculty at CU – may not have the definitive definition or understanding of UD  Confusion on the distinction of “UD content”.
  8. 8. Universal Design - Beginnings  What is Universal Design?  Universal design is 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. – Ron Mace, Architect, Product Designer, Educator
  9. 9. “Capitol Crawl” - U.S. Capitol - 1990
  10. 10. Barrier-free movement of 1950s & 60s
  11. 11. Devices created for “special need” Text to Speech
  12. 12. UD Defined – variations on a theme  …[T]he practice of designing products or environments that can be effectively and efficiently used by people with a wide range of abilities operating in a wide range of situations  (Vanderheiden, 1997, p. 2014).  A framework for the design of buildings, products and information technology to be useable by the widest range of users.  (Valerie Fletcher, The Institute for Human Centered Design)
  13. 13. Universal Design – Key Points  Goes beyond accessibility  Not a separate accommodation  Goes beyond following legal requirements  Provides an improved product to all users
  14. 14. Universal Design – Audiences  Persons with disabilities  Older individuals  Speakers of English as a second language  Literacy deficits  Lower socio-economic scale (poor access to latest technology)  Globalized audience
  15. 15. Picture from IDeA Center – the Goals of UD http://udeworld.com/dissemination/presentations.html
  16. 16. From the IDeA Center – The Goals of UD http://udeworld.com/dissemination/presentations.html
  17. 17. National Council on Disability  Design for Inclusion: Creating a New Marketplace – 2004 Report on ICT  Key findings  A market for universally designed products and services exists.  UD principles can be easily incorporated into current design practices.  Designing with access in mind can significantly increase the size of targeted markets for electronic and information technology (E&IT).
  18. 18. 7 Principles of Universal Design
  19. 19. 7 Principles of Universal Design  Equitable Use  Flexibility in Use  Simple and Intuitive Use  Perceptible Information  Tolerance for Error  Low Physical Effort  Size and Space for Approach and Use Copyright © 1997 NC State University, The Center for Universal Design.
  20. 20. Universal Design – What do we mean?  Universal Design for the digital environment  Universal Design in Education (UDE)  Universal Design for Instruction (UDI)  Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  Universal Instructional Design (UID)
  21. 21. Universal Designv Universal Design for Education UDLUniversal DeUDL sign UD UDE Universal Design UDE UDE UDE Universal Design for the built environment UD Universal Design for Learnin Universal Design for Instruction Universal Design Universal Design for Instruction Universal Design for Learning UDWA Universal Design Universal Design Content in University Curriculum
  22. 22. Project Activities
  23. 23. Examples of UD content
  24. 24. Examples of UD content Survey tool adapted by Meredith Banasiak, CU-Boulder
  25. 25. Student Projects
  26. 26. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment http://digitalwriting101.net/teaching/content/an-example- of-the-power-of-digital-storytelling/
  27. 27. ATLAS Alliance for Technology, Learning & Society  Accessibility through WordPress (spring, 2014 – Joe Dolson)  UD for Digital Media (online)  UD for Digital Media (classroom)
  28. 28. Arts & Humanities Wayfinding – Multidisciplinary UD Project http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/students-create-new-cu-boulder-maps- %E2%80%98universal-design%E2%80%99-expand-access
  29. 29. Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment Designed for different audiences & needs http://www.colorado.edu/campuswayfinding
  30. 30. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
  31. 31. Wayfinding Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
  32. 32. Wayfinding
  33. 33. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
  34. 34. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
  35. 35. Other Communication & Design Projects Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment  Usability Study of Disability Services Website
  36. 36. Beyond CU-Boulder Course Profiles  Human-Computer Interaction undergraduate class  Class-wide public policy projects Jonathan Lazar. PhD Towson University
  37. 37. HCI Interaction undergraduate class Course Profiles  Students learn:  1. international guidelines related to web accessibility  2. how to evaluate web sites for accessibility  3. specific details of federal and state laws related to web accessibility  The students then perform a series of accessibility inspections on a group of web sites that are required under law to be accessible
  38. 38. HCI Interaction undergraduate class Course Profiles  Watch video of Dr. Lazar’s talk at: http://uduc.org/show1videosessi on.php?vpropid=1634
  39. 39. Standards-Based Web Design Course Course Profiles Terrill Thompson, University of Washington www.uw.edu/accesscomputing/webd2
  40. 40. Other Communication & Design Projects  Universal Design for Digital Media
  41. 41. Universal Design for Digital Media Course Outline (text version on next slide)
  42. 42. Web Standards our strategy for UD for the Web
  43. 43. User-Centered Design Tools for building awareness  Demographics – of disability, of ageing of population  User profiles - http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/people-use- web/
  44. 44. Aspects of course particularly effective at promoting UD  Emphasis on multi-faceted benefits – mobile, SEO, etc.  AT User Interview  Use of screen reader and other evaluation tools  Opportunity for them to redesign a site of their choice
  45. 45. Books & Curriculum Material  InterACT with Web Standards: A holistic approach to web design, Anderson, et. al.  Zeldman, Jeffrey. Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition)  Chisholm & May. UD for Web Applications  Norman, David A. The Design of Everyday Things (2002).  Cooper, Alan; Reimann Robert M. About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design (2003)
  46. 46. Books & Curriculum Material  Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design, Shawn Henry (2007) (free online edition)  A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences, Sarah Horton & Whitney Quesenbery (2014)
  47. 47. Other Developments  Self-paced version of ATLAS 3518  Debut of Universal Design for Content Management Systems – focus on & WordPress (spring 2014)  Planned development of a graduate certificate program  Website Project Resources – uduc.org
  48. 48. Opportunities for Collaboration  Sharing of Resources  E-text book – looking for collaborators  Continuation of grant – replicating model at other campuses
  49. 49. Strategies  Strategies for promoting UD in course content on your campus
  50. 50. Projects/Resources at CU, AHEAD, ATHEN  3-credit class: Universal Design for Digital Media  http://accessinghigherground.org/wp/udclass/  ATHEN – Access Tech. Higher Ed. Network  Athenpro.org  Universal Design in Curriculum Track and them at Accessing Higher Ground Conference 2014 (Nov. 17 – 21)  Accessinghigherground.org  Videos from AHG 2013 –  http://accessinghigherground.org/
  51. 51. Other Curriculum Resources  A List Apart - Link-Rodrigue, The Inclusion Principle,  http://www.alistapart.com/articles/the-inclusion- principle/  Dev.opera.com  http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/1-introduction- to-the-web-standards-cur/  Usability.gov  http://usability.gov/methods/test_refine/heuristic.h tml  Sitepoint.com  http://articles.sitepoint.com/article/information- architecture
  52. 52. Other Curriculum Resources  First Principles of Interaction Design”  (http://www.asktog.com/basics/firstPrinciples.html );  “Personas”  http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Personas  WebAIM.org – The Legend of the Typical …  http://webaim.org/presentations/2010/csun/screen readersurvey.pdf  W3C Web Standards Cirruculim  http://www.w3.org/community/webed/wiki/Main_P age
  53. 53. Other Resources  Web Design Awards & Training at CU  http://www.colorado.edu/ODECE/UDAC/webcomp 2012.html  WAVE - WebAIM.org  http://wave.webaim.org/  W3C Web Standards Curriculum  http://www.w3.org/community/webed/wiki/Main_P age  Physics Example page  http://www.colorado.edu/ODECE/UDAC/physics%2 0page-2.htm
  54. 54. Accessing Higher Ground Conference Accessible Media, Web & Technology  November 17 – 21, 2014  Universal Design in Curriculum Track  Westin Hotel - between Boulder & Denver  www.accessinghigherground.org
  55. 55. Online Resources from UDUC UDUC.org

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