Universal Design• What is UD and how is it implemented in education?
What is Universal Design?According to Wikipedia:“Universaldesign refers to broad-spectrum ideas meantto produce buildings,products andenvironments that areinherently accessible toboth people withoutdisabilities and peoplewith disabilities.”
Process of Identify the application: Figure out the product or environment to start aUD: UD. Define Universe: Talk about the entire population and then describe the• Universal diverse characteristics of potential members. Design can Involve consumers: Consider and be used for involve people with diverse characteristics in all phases of the a variety of development, implementation, and applications. evaluation of the application. Adopt guidelines and standards. Apply guidelines and standards. Plan for accommodations: For example: purchase of assistive technology, arrangement for sign language interpreters. Train and support: Instructors, Volunteers. Evaluate: See if it is working.
Implementing Universal Design Teachers use hands on activities to help the student understand better rather than reading the material out of their books. Ex: Showing students sugar molecules instead of reading Chap. 3 in their science book.