"Universal Design for Learning"
Presented by Dr. Sherril York, Director
National Center on Accessibility
Wednesday, February 18th
Noon - 1:00 pm
IU Memorial Union - OAK ROOM
On Wednesday, February 18th, IUB’s Disability Roundtable will be presenting another of this semester's Accessible University offerings. This session is entitled, “Universal Design for Learning.” Guest presenter will be Dr. Sherril York, Director of the National Center
Dr. York's talk will illustrate how educators can design instruction/curricula to maximize learning for all students. Unintentional barriers to learning result from inflexible, one-size-fits-all curricula, where learners receive information in identical ways. Learners with disabilities are often the ones affected most in these environments. Universal design concepts applied to education seek to design course instruction, materials and content to meet the needs of the greatest number of learners.
This presentation will explore universal design concepts for education from two primary organizations: the Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University and the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST). The Center for Universal Design developed seven principles for the universal design of products and environments, which are now being used by educators as a foundation for implementing universal design in educational settings. CAST has developed a framework call “Universal Design for Learning” that applies three universal design principles which are multiple means of representation, engagement, and expression. Resources for universal design in education will also be provided.
Accessible University is a monthly series of presentations sponsored by the IUB Disability Roundtable. The purpose of the series is to educate the university community about accessibility issues and methodologies to create a more accessible university environment fully inclusive of students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities.
The Accessible University series is a collaborative activity of IUB’s Disability Roundtable, coordinated by Vicki Pappas of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and Alice Voigt of the National Center on Accessibility. For further information about the Accessible University series or the Roundtable, please feel free to contact Vicki (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alice (email@example.com).
Requests for Accommodations
If you plan to attend this session and require a sign language interpreter, real time captioning, assistive listening system, other auxiliary aid or information in alternate format, please contact Alice Voigt at the National Center on Accessibility, firstname.lastname@example.org, (812) 855-1091 (voice), or (812) 856-4421 (tty).