Implementing Universal Design for Assessment Planning and Accommodations of Students With Disabilities at a Postsecondary LevelBy Dickman, Daneil; Gromand, Fred; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Paper provides a theoretical discussion of universal design accommodations that can be developed, implemented, and utilized in post-secondary settings in order to improve the opportunities of people with disabilities in their educational, personal, and professional lives. The authors discuss three main applications of universal design: (1) teacher accommodations for students should be implemented for all students, not just students with disabilities; (2) assessment and service recommendations should utilize universal design methodologies when used with prospective employees or employers; and (3) academic materials should include digital and online resources, rather than focusing on a single textbook. The authors contend that universal design does not necessarily point to one solution for everyone, but that it reflects an awareness of the unique characteristics of each individual learner in order to maximize the potential for progress.
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/297.htm