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Universal design is the process of designing products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. If your learning environment, including all information technology, is accessible, then this will have the effect of minimizing the need for individual accommodations.
However, in the event that individuals with disabilities do need accommodations, they should know whom to contact and how to initiate that request.
The following is a sample statement:
"Our goal is to make all materials and services accessible to all students. Please inform staff of accessibility barriers you encounter, and request accommodations that will make activities and information resources accessible to you."
The following AccessIT Knowledge Base article may also be of interest:
For additional information, contact your region's ADA & IT Center at 1-800-949-4232.