November 6, 2017 at 4:21 PM #3254
IDL Guidelines: (modified from the National Center on UDL) multiple means of representation: (recognition) presents information and content in many different ways, the “what” of learning multiple means of engagement: (affective) supports a variety of ways for challenging, and motivating students, the “why” of learning multiple means of action & expression: (strategic) allows many different ways of organizing, planning, performing, or expressing, the “how” of learning adaptable accommodation strategies: design can be adapted to changing needs of specific contexts or individual learners, recognizes that some learners will not be fully included by design, builds in comprehensive awareness of and plans for accommodation strategies, materials and technology IDL Principles equitable use: design is equally useful and appealing to all, providing the same means of use for all (identical when possible, equivalent when not) flexibility in use: design is adaptable to a wide range of contexts, individual preferences and abilities perceptible information: design communicates necessary information effectively for a wide range of perceptual abilities and ambient conditions simple & intuitive: design is easily understandable for a wide range of backgrounds, language skills, and concentration levels tolerance for error: design minimizes adverse consequences of unintended actions, allows multiple attempts, or provides room for improvement optional physical effort: design can be used efficiently and comfortably, allowing for a range of physical abilities size and space for approach & use: appropriate size and space is provided for reach, manipulation, or use for a wide range of mobility class climate: design is positive, promotes interaction and supports learning on a variety of levels community of learners: design promotes purposeful collaboration and fosters meaningful learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Berkeley – Essentials of UDL
Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age
Center for Applied Special Tech (CAST) – UDL
National Center on UDL
Disability, Opportunity, Inter-networking & Tech (DO-IT)
The National Center on Disability – UDL Cheat Sheets
Making files accessible:
Adaptive Tools & Tech
American Printing House for the Blind
Tactile Graphics – How to Guide
Sensational Blackboard (Tactile Sketches)
November 27, 2017 at 10:46 AM #3358
Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D., Director of Accessible Technology Services and founder of DO-IT, offers a lecture to faculty in which she offers 20 tips for how faculty can make their courses more accessible to students with disabilities.
November 27, 2017 at 10:50 AM #3360
This video looks at the contributions that people with disabilities can make to engineering fields and how learning about universal design and accessibility can help engineers to design better projects.
November 27, 2017 at 10:57 AM #3363
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