Integrating Universal Design Content into University Curriculum

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Strategies and resources for increasing Universal Design content in post-secondary curriculum.

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  • 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. Presentation posted at slideshare http://slideshare.net/hkramer99/ UD-in-Curriculum-CSUN 2014.pptx
  • 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. 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. NEA 2-year Grant Promoting the Integration of Universal Design Content into University Curriculum (UDUC)
  • 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. 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. 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. “Capitol Crawl” - U.S. Capitol - 1990
  • 10. Barrier-free movement of 1950s & 60s
  • 11. Devices created for “special need” Text to Speech
  • 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. Universal Design – Key Points  Goes beyond accessibility  Not a separate accommodation  Goes beyond following legal requirements  Provides an improved product to all users
  • 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. Picture from IDeA Center – the Goals of UD http://udeworld.com/dissemination/presentations.html
  • 16. From the IDeA Center – The Goals of UD http://udeworld.com/dissemination/presentations.html
  • 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. 7 Principles of Universal Design
  • 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. 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. 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. Project Activities
  • 23. Examples of UD content
  • 24. Examples of UD content Survey tool adapted by Meredith Banasiak, CU-Boulder
  • 25. Student Projects
  • 26. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment http://digitalwriting101.net/teaching/content/an-example- of-the-power-of-digital-storytelling/
  • 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. 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. Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment Designed for different audiences & needs http://www.colorado.edu/campuswayfinding
  • 30. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
  • 31. Wayfinding Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
  • 32. Wayfinding
  • 33. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
  • 34. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
  • 35. Other Communication & Design Projects Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment  Usability Study of Disability Services Website
  • 36. Beyond CU-Boulder Course Profiles  Human-Computer Interaction undergraduate class  Class-wide public policy projects Jonathan Lazar. PhD Towson University
  • 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. HCI Interaction undergraduate class Course Profiles  Watch video of Dr. Lazar’s talk at: http://uduc.org/show1videosessi on.php?vpropid=1634
  • 39. Standards-Based Web Design Course Course Profiles Terrill Thompson, University of Washington www.uw.edu/accesscomputing/webd2
  • 40. Other Communication & Design Projects  Universal Design for Digital Media
  • 41. Universal Design for Digital Media Course Outline (text version on next slide)
  • 42. Web Standards our strategy for UD for the Web
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Opportunities for Collaboration  Sharing of Resources  E-text book – looking for collaborators  Continuation of grant – replicating model at other campuses
  • 49. Strategies  Strategies for promoting UD in course content on your campus
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Online Resources from UDUC UDUC.org