SCoPE Seminar: Accessibility of eLearning: December 4 - 17, 2006

Universal Design

Universal Design

by Deirdre Bonnycastle -
Number of replies: 1

There are a couple of good resources people might want to look at http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Programs/ud.html

There is also a variation on Universal Design called Universal Instructional Design that covers the non-technology aspect. http://www.tss.uoguelph.ca/uid/

 

In reply to Deirdre Bonnycastle

Re: Universal Design

by Klaus Reich -
Dear Deirdre,

thanks a lot for these resources:  Skimmed through the pages at http://www.tss.uoguelph.ca/uid/ and found them very interesting.

"...by anticipating and planning for the diverse needs of potential users during the design process, the resulting product or outcome will better suit the needs of all users." (http://www.tss.uoguelph.ca/uid/uid-workbook-FTF.pdf p 1).
I am not really convinced that this is true for all pedagogical settings, nevertheless the approaches and methods outlined later in detail are worth having a look at (some technical aspects would probably need an update).

Thanks!
Klaus