Develops and collects Web-based resources to help educators apply universal design to all aspects of the educational experience: (1) instruction; (2) student services; (3) information technology; and (4) physical spaces.
This project aims to provide resources ensuring that students with disabilities receive a quality postsecondary education. Links to UDL resources, accessibility resources, an online training module, a library of faculty examples, and much more.
Teacher As Designer by David Scott (Editor); Jennifer Lock (Editor)This book offers insights into how design-based processes, principles, and mindsets can be productively employed in diverse P-16 educational spaces by a myriad of educational actors including teachers, instructional leaders, and students. It addresses concerns about the theoretical and practical implications of the still emergent emphasis of design in education.;The book begins by examining a number of prominent design processes being used by educators including human-centred design, designing for authentic inquiries, and Universal Design for Learning. It then delves into how teachers, system leaders, and students can engage in educational design within the complex spaces of K-12 contexts. Finally, the book takes up design in education within a maker and making context. Each chapter includes a vignette, a series of guiding questions, along with specific design principles that can help address common challenges and issues educators encounter in their practice. This book provides both theoretical and practical elements involved in educational design and is beneficial to scholars, graduate students, educators, and pre-service teachers.
Publication Date: 2021-02-21
The Role of Assistive Technology in Fostering Inclusive Education by Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf (Editor); Katerina Mavrou (Editor); Ivan Traina (Editor)The Role of Assistive Technology in Fostering Inclusive Education uses evidence-based research to explore issues related to ICT based Assistive Technology (ICT-AT) in education. It focuses on programs and activities that aim at the empowerment of the learners with disabilities, as well as the empowerment of the entire educational ecosystem. The book provides a synthesis of political and theoretical discussions as well as practical experiences on the implementation of ICT-AT in education. Analyzing international policy frameworks in relation to inclusive education and technology, it discusses examples of school self-assessment and action plan methodologies for digital inclusive education, as well as case studies of innovative ICT and AT solutions in educational environments. Authors elaborate on digital empowerment as a wider societal challenge through reflection on the barriers that people with disabilities meet in education and beyond. This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of inclusive education and assistive technology, as well as those interested in education research and policy development.
Publication Date: 2020-07-01
TEDxWarsaw – Tom Bieling – Design for the disabled
Tom Bieling is a design researcher and visiting professor in Applied Sciences and Art at the German University of Cairo. View his TED Talk about Design for the Disabled.