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(U5) Universal Design for Quality Learning

Presenter: Korny Marina Momen

Abstract: The term Universal Design was coined by Ronald Mace, architect and product designer. Universal Design “proactively builds in features to accommodate the range of human diversity”.¬† The practice of universal design in health services allowed the diverse people to have the accessible equal health services and the practice of universal design in education considers all people.

Application of Universal Design in our life:

  • In Education: UD has been applied to many educational product and environments
  • UD of Physical Spaces: When UD is applied, individuals with and without disabilities can use the same entrances and of travel routes.
  • In Information Technology: Design guidelines to assist computer manufacturers and software developers in creating products usable by a broad audience
  • In Instruction: Accessible instruction is most often referred to as Universal Design for Learning (UDL). There are three key principles of universal design learning: 1. Multiple Means of Representation, 2. Multiple Means of Expression and 3. Provide Multiple Means of Engagement.
  • In Student Services: These services include computer labs, libraries, admissions, registration, financial aid, advising, career services, housing, tutoring and learning centers, and student organizations.

Audience: Faculty and Tutors, Course and Instructional Designers   IT Specialists and Programmers, Policy Administrators, Procurement Staff

Learning Objectives:

  • To know about Universal Design
  • Principles of UDL
  • Use of Universal Design

Biography: Korny Marina Momen is rehabilitation professional. She had worked as Rehabilitation Physiotherapist in the Centre for the Rehabilitation of Paralysed (CRP) in Bangladesh for more than 8 years. Besides her clinical job she was the supervisor and lecturer for the undergraduate Physiotherapy students of the academic institute of CRP- Bangladesh Health professions Institute (BHPI), Bangladesh. She used to work as the Country Coordinator of a 5-year project of the International Centre for the Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR), Queen’s University, Canada. The project entitled Access to Health and Education for all Children and Youth with Disabilities (AHEAD) in Bangladesh and the project was funded by the Government of Canada.

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Updated December 16, 2015 by Student & Academic Services