Three CSU faculty have published their research on more inclusive learning environments in a new book chapter in the highly respected Universal Design in Higher Education, 2nd edition.
Universal design for learning is a set of principles that help instructors create inclusive learning environments accessible to students with disabilities and others with diverse learning needs.
Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.