Teaching Universal Design

The pages listed below contain descriptions of teaching content that other educators have created and used. They are presented here as models to give other people ideas of how they may create their own quality educational experiences in universal design. Some of these materials are from programs that no longer exist; but they represent teaching approaches we hope will be useful to you.

Program Overviews – These are graduate programs, undergraduate majors, and certificate programs.

Course or Studio Outlines – These include both stand-alone courses devoted to the topic of universal design, and courses whose content integrates universal design issues and values into the overall course content.

Course Projects, Units or Lectures – These are independent units that may be incorporated into a number of courses. They vary widely in length. A unit can be a single lecture, a week-long sketch problem, or a several-week project.

Student Research or Thesis Projects – These are examples of outstanding student projects (submitted with the recommendation of the faculty member).

Short Events – These include workshops, seminars, and institutes; design charettes; design competitions; and exhibits. They are characterized by their time-limited quality; they are not ongoing activities.

Teaching Techniques – These include teaching techniques that accommodate teachers with disabilities and/or unique styles, or that accommodate students with disabilities and/or unique learning styles. They also include processes educators have used to engage the end user, and methods by which educators have evaluated programs, projects, events, or the attitudes of participants.

Architecture for Social Justice Awards

Information and Technology for Developing Accessible Online Teaching