Thursday, January 31, 2008

Universal Design principles in the post-secondary setting

An Inside Look: Creating Inclusive Environments with Universal Design
Teleclass held January 23, 2008
Transcripts and workshop handouts are available at:

"This one and a half hour TeleTraining was designed to provide an overview of Universal Design principles in the post-secondary setting. Panelist addressed universal design with deaf and hard of hearing students in the postsecondary setting. Panel members have a plethora of experience and expertise with presenting and implementing universal design and their varied background and experience provided a unique discussion on accommodation and service provision."

"Some of the issues that were discussed in this TeleTraining included:

  • Universal Design and its underlying core principles
  • Dispelling common misconceptions about Universal Design
  • How can online classes be made accessible
  • How are the changes in student population effecting the accommodations being requested"


Carol Funckes
Associate Director,
Disability Resource Center, University of Arizona
President of AHEAD

Susan Foster, Ph.D.
Department of Research and Teacher Education
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Melanie Thornton, M.A., CRC, LPC
Director, Project PACE
University of Arkansas at Little Rock