DO-IT opens The Center for Universal Design in Education

Date
Monday, September 10, 2007

DO-IT has enhanced its AccessCollege resources for postsecondary faculty, staff and students with The Center for Universal Design. Combined with previous areas, all funded by the U.S. Department of Education, AccessCollege is now organized into four resource centers:

  • The Faculty Room - a space for faculty and academic administrators at postsecondary institutions to learn about how to create classroom environments and academic activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities.
  • The Conference Room - a space for staff and administrators at postsecondary institutions to learn about how to create facilities, services, and resources that are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.
  • The Board Room - a space for high-level administrators at postsecondary institutions to learn about how to create and facilitate the development of programs and services that are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.
  • The Student Lounge - resources to help students with disabilities prepare for and succeed in college.
  • The Center for Universal Design in Education - comprehensive website on principles, processes, guidelines, checklists, and promising practices for applying universal design to instruction, student services, information technology, and physical spaces.

As reported in NCSET News published by the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, The Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE) develops and collects Web-based resources to help educators apply universal design to all aspects of the educational experience: instruction, student services, information technology, and physical spaces. Its Web site includes information on universal design in general and at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels; links to projects, exhibits, and conferences on universal design; information on resources and training; and more. CUDE is a project of DO-IT Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) at the University of Washington.

The Center for Universal Design in Education 

http://www.washington.edu/doit/CUDE/