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An Introduction to Universal Design in Higher Education

This presentation by Roger O. Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA, to a group of faculty at University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse includes an overview of Universal Design in Higher Education (UDE). This is the first video in a series of 4 and coverse the current system of individual accommodations and the A3 Model, a theoretical model of how campuses serve the needs of students with disabilities. The question, “Why universal design in education?” is answered with historical context and perspectives from current research.

R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee

1 of 4 (captioned) An Introduction to UD in Higher Education  (YouTube Video)

1 of 4 (video described) Introduction to UD in Higher Education  (YouTube Video)

2 of 4 (captioned) Introduction to UD in Higher Education  (YouTube Video)

2 of 4 (video described) Introduction to UD in Higher Education  (YouTube Video)

3 of 4 (captioned) Introduction to UD in Higher Education  (YouTube Video)

3 of 4 (video described) Introduction to UD in Higher Education  (YouTube Video)

4 of 4 (captioned) Introduction to UD in Higher Education  (YouTube Video)

4 of 4 (vid. described) Introduction to UD in Higher Education  (YouTube Video)

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Posted by: MNVRSAT on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 11:47 a.m.

A great presentation covering what we have learned in Design and Disability at UWM.

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