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Resource TitleTypeDescriptionSource/Author
Universal Design for Digital MediasyllabusThe attached syllabus is for a 3500 level undergraduate class taught online. The focus of the class is on designing websites using Universal Design and accessibility principles. Howard Kramer, University of Colorado Boulder
Inclusive Housing Design: Graduate Architecture StudiosyllabusThis syllabus outlines the course and learning objectives for a graduate architecture studio on inclusive housing design. Korydon Smith,
WebD2: Web Design & Development IsyllabusWebD2 is an introduction to web design, created primarily for use in secondary schools, grades 9-12. It emphasizes standards-based, accessible design, is cross-platform and vendor-neutral, and is free. Includes student and instructor versions. Terrill Thompson,
Introduction to Design for all in Information & Computer TechnologycurriculaThis module develops a critical understanding of Design for All principles and the latest practices with respect to a range of current and novel ICT solutions. Design for All for eInclusion - DfA@eInclusion” , European Design for All e-accessibility Network
A web resource for the pre-conference session "Integrating Universal Design into the University Curriculum" at AHGwebsiteThis page is provided as a record of the pre-conference session Integrating Universal Design into the University Curriculum, which took place at the Accessing Higher Ground conference on November 5, 2013 (Guy Fawkes Day). You will find the powerpoints for the workshop and many useful resources. Terrill Thompson, University of Washington
Implementing Accessibility in WordPress (syllabus)syllabusSyllabus for 4500 level course at CU-Boulder. This course introduces students to the core principles of Web Accessibility and teaches them how to best implement these principles when developing a web site using the content management system WordPress. Joe Dolson, Accessible Web Design
Integrating UD into University CurriculumvideoThis pre-conference programme introduced attendees to a series of courses that have been run by the speakers over recent years and in each case highlight the way Universal Design and AT have been introduced to their intended audiences, the way the authors gained 'by-in' with their institutions. Howard Kramer, University of Colorado Boulder
Teaching Accessibility & Universal Design Concepts Through the Use of Public Policy ProjectsvideoThis presentation focuses on the use of class-wide public policy projects, in which students learn about both the technical and policy details of web accessibility, evaluate web sites that are required to be compliant under the law, and then write up the results. Jonathan Lazar, Universal Usability Laboratory, Towson University
How (Not) to Teach Web Design and DevelopmentvideoThis session explored strategies for integrating accessibility into trainings and courses, including one example of a web design course that emphasizes standards and accessibility. Terrill Thompson, University of Washington
Teaching Universal Design - the Dundee ApproachvideoThe University of Dundee's School of Computing has for a long time championed the integration of universal design into its teaching and research. This talk tells the story of how the speaker came to focus on Universal Design. David Sloan, The Paciello Group
Research Based Impacts of Universal Design Strategies in Postsecondary Educational InstructionvideoThe presentation provides research findings on the use of 3 universally designed instructional strategies as implemented in postsecondary classrooms. Kelly Roberts, Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii
Panel: Teaching Universal Design – Benefits, Challenges, Resources, Surprises videoThis panel discusses the challenges, benefits and experiences introducing and teaching Universal Design into curriculum and into the higher education environment. Howard Kramer, University of Colorado Boulder
Before and After Demonstration: Improving a Web site using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0website

The Before and After Demonstration is a multi-page resource that shows an inaccessible website and a retrofitted version of this same website. Each web page includes inline annotations that can be activated to highlight some of the key accessibility barriers or repairs. Each web page is also accompanied by an evaluation report to inform the developers on the level of conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

(Excellent resource for use in hands-on class exercises on web accessibility).
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), W3C
Topics for Web Accessibility Presentations and TrainingworkshopThis page provides material for web accessibility topics that you can use as building blocks to create presentations and training sessions. These are examples that you can adapt and combine for your specific audience and goals. Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), W3C
Designing an Accessible SyllabusguideThis PDF Posterette provides a guide for insuring that your syllabi are accessible through universal design. R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee
Plan UD & LCE WorkshopsworkshopThese files will provide the information you need to lead Universal Design & Learner Centered Workshops. Please note that the ppt file is labeled "Draft" because some of the graphics do not have EqTDs written yet. R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee
Universal Design & Learning Centered Education (DRAFT) (PPT)workshopPowerPoint on Universal Design and the Learning Centered Campus R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee
A Faculty Kit for Universal Design in EducationguideThis Faculty Kit (composed of a number of resources and documents) is offered as a start-up tool for anyone wanting to initiate training of faculty or Instructors. The Kit includes an FAQ sheet on UDE and a flier about the ACCESS-ed Website, which includes one side that discusses the 7 Principles of Universal Design, as applied to education. (Some of the resource making up this kit are listed below. Visit url above for full kit.) R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee
Accessible Documents PosteretteguideGuide for Accessible Word Documents: Good Design for Everyone R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee
Top Ten Classroom Accessibility TipsguideTop 10 Tips for Universal Design in the Classroom R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee
Access Main Street ("Learn About Universal Design")other_resourceThis section of the website serves as an introductory window into information about universal design. The concept originated through the work of architect Ronald L. Mace, who was the founder and director of The Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University. (although these materials are not curriculum materials per se they are resources that could be incorporated into coursework and provide an excellent introductory overview of the field) Access Main Street
Access-Ed: Promoting Universal Design in Higher Educationother_resourceThe ACCESS-ed Website presents products and resources for universal design on post-secondary campuses. In addition to our own products, the website includes universal design resources from other available sources to provide you with a comprehensive array of information and resources. An emphasis of the website is dissemination of universal design information on campuses, particularly through unique campus networks of DARCs (Departmental Accessibility Resource Coordinators). A how-to manual is available on the ACCESS-ed Website for campuses to replicate the DARC system and adapt it to their unique circumstances. Access-Ed