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Disability Resource Services Staff and
Individuals with Disabilities
“You are the Key to Accessibility”
Developed by Utah State University, Project supported by a grant from U.S.
Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education. P33A990006
Concept of universal design originated in architectural planning.
“Universal Design is an approach to design that acknowledges the changes experienced by everyone during his or her lifetime. It considers children, old people, people who are tall or short, and those with various disabilities. It addresses the lifespan of a human being beyond the mythical average person.” --Gordon Mansfield, former Chair, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Making the goals of learning attainable for all students
--regardless of learning style, physical, sensory, organizational, or linguistic abilities.
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Use a Variety of Ways to Assess Knowledge
Difficulties experienced by postsecondary students who are diagnosed with a disability may include:
reading, organization, memory, listening, math, and written language.
Technology Available for Students with Disabilities: diagnosed with a disability may include:
These devices can enhance the individual's abilities
by circumventing deficits.
Purchasing and Training diagnosed with a disability may include:
Continued… diagnosed with a disability may include:
If the technology meets the needs of the individual diagnosed with a disability may include:
in bypassing the deficit,
has the ability to perform necessary functions,
and is appropriate for use across settings,
it should improve the functional capabilities of the individual with disabilities,
providing the equal access to education as stated in
There is for universal design in education. It is to designing and creating materials, processes, spaces, and practices that and needs possible. More than that, it is to
no absolute formula
widest range of abilities
By seeking out materials and approaches that have used a, and by using in day-to-day practice, teachers will help more students they need from the general education curriculum and beyond.
– The Access Center
universal design approach
universal design concepts
access the knowledge and skills
Resources: to designing and creating materials, processes, spaces, and practices that and needs possible. More than that, it is to
Disability Resource Services Web Pages
CAST Universal Design for Learning http://www.cast.org/udl/UniversalDesignforLearning361.cfm
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Educational Technology Review
Universal Design: Making Education Accessible to All Learners
Trace Center http://www.tracecenter.org/
Making our World Wide Web Available for All
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When web sites should be accessible (Jan. 1, 2004) to designing and creating materials, processes, spaces, and practices that and needs possible. More than that, it is to
Each division must be responsible for monitoring and fixing their own web sites
Tool recommended is AccVerify from HiSoftware (campus license available)
Requires compliance with all Section 508 guidelines
Adds one requirement for each page to contain UW-L contact information: full-time staff member or staffed number in unitThe Policy States…