Universal Design

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Universal Design

  1. 1. Universal Design• What is UD and how is it implemented in education?
  2. 2. 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.”
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Principles
  5. 5. 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.

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