Science Labs

Making a Makerspace? Guidelines for Accessibility and Universal Design

Many engineering departments, libraries, and universities are launching new initiatives to create makerspaces, physical spaces where students, faculty, and the broader community can gather and share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. In creating these innovative spaces we should apply principles of universal design to ensure the spaces, tools, and community are accessible to as many individuals as possible.

Equal Access: Universal Design of Engineering Labs

A checklist for making engineering labs welcoming, accessible, and usable

As increasing numbers of people with disabilities pursue educational opportunities in engineering, accessibility of engineering teaching and research labs is critical. The ultimate goal is simply equal access. Hands-on learning in lab courses is an important component of an engineering degree. Everyone who needs to use your department's labs should be able to do so comfortably.

AccessEngineering: Promoting the Success of People with Disabilities in Engineering and Incorporating Universal Design in Engineering Curricula

AccessEngineering works with two national leadership teams: engineering faculty from diverse colleges and universities, and students with disabilities in undergraduate and graduate engineering programs

Activities for Students with Disabilities

AccessEngineering encourages students with disabilities to pursue engineering careers.