Universal Design in Higher Education looks at the design of physical and technological environments at institutions of higher education; at issues pertaining to curriculum and instruction; and at the full array of student services.
Universal Design in Higher Education is a comprehensive guide for researchers and practitioners on creating fully accessible college and university programs. It is founded upon, and contributes to, theories of universal design in education that have been gaining increasingly wide attention in recent years. As greater numbers of students with disabilities attend postsecondary educational institutions, administrators have expressed increased interest in making their programs accessible to all students. This book provides both theoretical and practical guidance for schools as they work to turn this admirable goal into a reality. It addresses a comprehensive range of topics on universal design for higher education institutions, thus making a crucial contribution to the growing body of literature on special education and universal design. This book will be of unique value to university and college administrators, and to special education researchers, practitioners, and activists.
Inclusion has come to higher education! More than explaining what the law requires, Burgstahler and Cory have given us a primer on how universal design in education can improve university and college life for everyone. — Douglas Biklen, Dean of the School of Education, Syracuse University
Burgstahler and Corey have put together a groundbreaking, comprehensive text that brings together all the best information about the theory and practice of Universal Design (UD) and its potential in higher education. As a paradigm of inclusion, UD offers a modelfor addressing issues of equality, accessibility, and social and intellectual integration.Demonstrating the breadth and depth of this powerful model in higher education, thistext covers the application of UD in campus design, student services, faculty development, instructional technology, academic administration, and classroom instruction, from first-year courses to advanced study. — Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Professor of English & Disability Studies, The Ohio State University
It is wonderful to have one book that explains and gives illustrations of Universal Design in one fell swoop! I’ve read and re-read descriptions of what UDL is, but am always left wondering how to put it into action. This books answers that question. — Judy Elimelech, Coordinator of Disability Services, Missouri Southern State University