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  • To give you more of an understanding of my involvement with universal design and accessibility …Work on a grant to promote the inclusion of universal design content in university curriculum – I’ll talk more about that later if there’s time.Coordinate a conference called Accessing Higher Ground (under AHEAD) – focuses on accessible media.Teach a course on the topic of today’s workshop – it’s called …, which is really focused on UD for the Web.Usually, I teach this subject over the course of 14 weeks – can’t do that here. But will try to cover some of the key concepts that we cover in that class.
  • “This session will talk about integrating Universal Design into Web design, Environmental design and other curriculum at the University of Colorado-Boulder.”“And we’ll also talk about our effort to provide and developresources to promote the inclusion of UD content at other institutions”Lot’s of areas of UD – which area do am I talking about – what areas of UD is our project interested in?Talking to faculty & others(How this can intersect/promote accessibility & UD on campus - in the systems & physical environment on campus)UDE example – from U. of Hawaii – for those whose focus is UDE, not on contentInitiatives/plans of CU-Boulder projectConferencesResourcesMeetingsAudience feedback – this is a work in progress. We want to develop resources that individuals will use and find useful.
  • Want you to also know more about our project and perhaps provide feedback or collaborate
  • So, as I mentioned in the outline, I want to begin by reviewing the history, origins and definition of UD – to make sure we’re all on the same page.UD – term coined by Ron Mace in the 1980s – it grew out of the civil rights, disability rights and accessibility movements (source: . Referred more toward physical environment. It also stemed somewhat from the recognition or the philosophy that accessibility provides not only benefits to persons with disabilities but to many populations across the demographic spectrum. The ubiquitous and most used example of this is the curb cut – not only providing access and egress to persons in wheelchairs but to persons with babystrollers, wheeled luggage, delivery persons or anyone with a wheeled device.In contrast to an accessibility focus, it advocated for the inclusion of accessible environments and products from the beginning of a design project, not after the fact. Above definition – developed by Ron Mace and the Center for Universal Design - is the most common according the Steinfeld and Roger O. Smith from Universal Design for Quality ofLife Technologies, Vol. 100, 0018-9219/$31.00 2012 IEEE No. 8, August 2012 | Proceedings of the IEEE, pg 2539.
  • Going beyond code – thus focusing on user-centered design.
  • In 1997, North Carolina State University's Center for Universal Design documented and published seven Principles of Universal Design (1997):Equitable Use: The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.Flexibility in Use: The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.Simple and Intuitive Use: Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user's experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level.Perceptible Information: The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities.Tolerance for Error: The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.Low Physical Effort: The design can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue.Size and Space for Approach and Use: Appropriate size and space are provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use, regardless of the user's body size, posture, or mobility.
  • Has also been work done on Universal Design for services.
  • How does our grant regard UD?How does faculty regard UD?
  • The heart of what I’ll be talking about is the promotion of Universal Design Content. The grant focuses on this area. But I’ll be talking a bit about UDE and it will be our strategy to evangelize about UDE as part of our project activities.But the heart of this presentation are examples of the uses of content that involves Universal Design. Sometimes I may cheat a bit and talk about that content that is focused more on disability or accessibility.
  • Although faculty may not be able to provide the classic Ron Mace definition or one of it’s derivatives, they usually associate it with accessibility.Faculty like Karin relate it to the specific techniques they use – separating content from presentation.
  • Chart adapted by Meredith
  • Projects not only teach UD but CU-Boulder directed projects improve campus accessibility
  • Good segue to my class – also cover aria
  • Not only about accessibility Although class starts out talking about disability populations, aging demographics and other populations that should be considered when designing with UD principles. And we have 2 weeks of focus on Accessibility
  • Html 4.0 – first web standard for htmlXhtml 1.0Why do I say Web Standards brings you 90% of the way to accessibility?Web Standards have been very good for accessibility – why?Because web standards emphasize semantic markup – including alt text for images and other non-text elements.Because semantic markup - Before Web Standards(perhaps show or have them look at csszen-garden – to demonstrate the power of external style sheets. Remind them to look at high contrast view via style sheet found in web accessibility toolbar in firefox).
  • All the areas we’ll at least try to cover today(Following up on how the other 2 categories correspond to particular features).(Maybe print this as a handout)
  • Table/text version of last slide
  • Show handouts page – mention can buy audio
  • Ud in curriculum ahead 2013

    1. 1. Integrating Universal Design into University Curriculum Howard Kramer University of Colorado-Boulder hkramer@colorado.edu, 303-492-8672 AHEAD 2013
    2. 2. Presentation posted at slideshare http://slideshare.net/hkramer99/ UD in Curriculum – AHEAD 2013.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 Outline  What do we/I mean by Universal Design  UDUC project info | some preliminary findings  Examples & models for including UD content in curriculum  How this can intersect/promote accessibility & UD on campus  UDE example / model  Initiatives, accomplishments & future plans of UDUC project  Your input & feedback
    5. 5. Today’s Objective(s)  Acquire a sampling of examples of UD in curriculum that you may replicate or build upon  Provide you with ideas 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
    6. 6. NEA 2-year Grant Promoting the Integration of Universal Design Content into University Curriculum (UDUC)
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. Universal Design – What do I mean?  Universal Design (Origins)  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 Universal Design for the built environment
    9. 9. 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).  …[B]uilding products that are robust and accommodating. Universal designs take account of differences in sight, hearing, mobility, speech, and cognition. Universal design helps not only people with disabilities, but also any of us when we’re tired, busy, or juggling many tasks (Francik, 1996).
    10. 10.  “Universal design implies a process that goes beyond minimum access codes and standards, to design environments that are comfortably usable by people from childhood into their oldest years.” - Nasar & Evans-Cowley, eds. 2007. Universal Design & Visitability.
    11. 11. 7 Principles of Universal Design
    12. 12. 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.
    13. 13. Universal Design – What do I 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)
    14. 14. 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
    15. 15. Universal Design  What does Universal Design mean in the context of today’s talk?
    16. 16. 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”.
    17. 17. Examples of UD content
    18. 18. Examples of UD content Survey tool adapted by Meredith Banasiak, CU-Boulder
    19. 19. Student Projects
    20. 20. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment http://digitalwriting101.net/teaching/content/an-example- of-the-power-of-digital-storytelling/
    21. 21. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
    22. 22. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
    23. 23. 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
    24. 24. Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment Designed for different audiences & needs http://www.colorado.edu/campuswayfinding
    25. 25. Arts & Humanities Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
    26. 26. Wayfinding Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
    27. 27. Wayfinding Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment
    28. 28. Other Communication & Design Projects Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment  Usability Study of Disability Services Website
    29. 29. Other Communication & Design Projects Planned for Future  Analyzing the D2L according to UD principles
    30. 30. Universal Design for Digital Media Course Outline (text version on next slide)
    31. 31.  Week 1 (Introduction to Universal Design: for whom are we designing and why?)  Week 2 (Learning the language of design...)  Week 3 (General design principles, introduction to web design)  Week 4 (Interaction Design & Information architecture)  Week 5 (The Case for Web Standards)  Week 6 (Structure & Semantics: Document Object Model )-  Week 7 (Structure, xhtml...)  Week 8 (Presentation w a dash of Behavior, CSS)  Week 9 (Presentation continued…, behavior)  Week 10 (Accessibility)  Week 11 - Break  Week 12 (The Mobile Web & Accessibility)  Week 13 (Rich Internet Applications)  Week 14 (HTML 5) Course Outline
    32. 32. Universal Design vs. Web Standards vs. Accessibility
    33. 33. Web Standards our strategy for UD for the Web
    34. 34. Web Standards  Using Web Standards as a Universal Design foundation  Web Standards –  semantic (x)HTML markup  CSS layout, the separating of content from layout & formatting  Standard coding
    35. 35. Universal Design – pyramid comprised of Web Standards Foundation, followed above with Usability / Design Best Practices with Accessibility at the top of the pyramid Universal Design Accessibility Keyboard Access Alternate Text Usability / Design Best Practices Consistent & Clear Navigation Visibility Feedback Visual Alignment Typography User control Web Standards Semantic Markup Separation of style from content Standard coding
    36. 36. 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)
    37. 37. Aspects of Course that 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
    38. 38. Other Developments  Self-paced version of ATLAS 3518  Development of Universal Design for Content Management Systems – focus on Drupal & WordPress (fall 2013)  UD in curriculum track at COLTT – June 6 & 7, 2013  UD in curriculum track at AHG 2013  AHEAD 2014  Website – uduc.org
    39. 39. Opportunities for Collaboration  Sharing of Resources  E-text book – looking for collaborators  Continuation of grant – replicating model at other campuses
    40. 40. 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 2013 (Nov. 4 – 8)  Accessinghigherground.org  Videos from AHG 2012 –  http://accessinghigherground.org/recordedAHG2012. html
    41. 41. 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
    42. 42. 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
    43. 43. 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 Cirruculim  http://www.w3.org/community/webed/wiki/Main_P age  Physics Example page  http://www.colorado.edu/ODECE/UDAC/physics%2 0page-2.htm
    44. 44. Accessing Higher Ground Conference Accessible Media, Web & Technology  November 4 – 8, 2013  Universal Design in Curriculum Track & Keynote  David Sloan  Jonathan Lazar  Upcoming teleconferences  Westin Hotel - between Boulder & Denver  Accessinghigherground.org
    45. 45. Online Resources from UDUC UDUC.org