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
UD – term coined by Ron Mace. Referred more toward physical environment.
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
Ud in curriculum csun 2013
Universal Design in CurriculumPromoting Universal Design Content in University Curriculum Howard Kramer University of Colorado-Boulder firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-492-8672 CSUN 2013
Presentation posted at slidesharehttp://slideshare.com/hkramer99/ UD in Curriculum – CSUN 2013.pptx
Today’s Outline “This session will talk about integrating Universal Design into Web design, Environmental design and other curriculum at the University of Colorado- Boulder.” 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/plans of UDUC project Your input & feedback
Today’s Objective(s) Acquire an inventory of examples of UD in curriculum that you may replicate or build on
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
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
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).
“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.
Universal Design – What do I mean? Universal Design for the digital environment Universal Design in Education (UDE) Universal Design for Universal Instruction (UDI) Instructional Universal Design for Design (UID) Learning (UDL)
Universal Design Universal Design Universal Design for the built UDE environment Universal Design for UD UDE UD Universal Design Learnin Universal Design UDE Universal Design for UDWA Education UDE Content in University Universal Designv Universal Design for Curriculum Learning UDL Universal DeUDLUniversal Design sign for Universal Design forInstruction Instruction
Universal Design What does Universal Design mean in the context of today’s talk?
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”.
Arts & HumanitiesBeyond the Sciences & Built Environment
WayfindingBeyond the Sciences & Built Environment
WayfindingBeyond the Sciences & Built Environment
Other Communication & Design Projects Beyond the Sciences & Built Environment Usability Study of Disability Services Website
Other Communication & Design Projects Planned for Future Analyzing the D2L according to UD principles
Universal Design for Course Outline Digital Media (text version on next slide)
Course Outline Week 1 (Introduction to Week 7 (Structure, Universal Design: for whom xhtml...) are we designing and why?) Week 8 (Presentation w a Week 2 (Learning the dash of Behavior, CSS) language of design...) Week 9 (Presentation Week 3 (General design continued…, behavior) principles, introduction to web design) Week 10 (Accessibility) Week 4 (Interaction Design Week 11 - Break & Information architecture) Week 12 (The Mobile Web Week 5 (The Case for Web & Accessibility) Standards) Week 13 (Rich Internet Week 6 (Structure & Applications) Semantics: Document Week 14 (HTML 5) Object Model )-
Universal Design vs. WebStandards vs. Accessibility
Curriculum Chisholm, Wendy; May, Matt.Materials Universal Design for Web Applications Zeldman, Jeffrey. Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition) Anderson, Featherstone, Sims, et al. Interact with Web Standards Norman, David A. The Design of Everyday Things (2002). Cooper, Alan; Reimann Robert M. About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design (2003)
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
Universal Design in University Curriculum Sharing of Resources E-text book – looking for collaborators Your feedback Tomorrow (Saturday), 9:00 a.m. in Harbor Lobby area
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 AHEAD Conference – Baltimore (July 8-13) Accessing Higher Ground Conference (Nov. 4 – 13) Videos from AHG 2012 – http://accessinghigherground.org/recordedAHG2012. html
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
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
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
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