Access For All Resources

This is an archived program and therefore, may not contain current information.

 

 

AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) CAST is a nonprofit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.

The University of Northern Colorado: EQUIP project
This project provides faculty with the tools and support necessary to create instruction consistent with the principles of UD enhancing the quality of education for all students. 

Santa Barbara City College
By clicking on the "explore" link, you can access a number of links to other Web sites that offer articles on Universal Design.

Learning and Learning Disabilities Web Site
This Web site provides links to teaching and learning ideas, class and strategies, learning resources, people, and Web connections. See the link "What are a few ideas, models and methods for teaching students with learning disabilities?"

National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media and Materials (NCIP)
They have gathered, synthesized, and disseminated information about technology, disabilities, practice, and implementation through a broad range of resources located in the NCIP Library. 

Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning
This book is divided into two sections. The first addresses the concept of Universal Design for Learning; the second addresses the practical application of UDL in the classroom. To read this book online, please visit.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Reaching All, Teaching All
This article's contents include what UDL is, its link to brain research, benefits of UDL, lessons learned, implications for teachers, implementation of UDL, and UDL resources. 

Tools for Teaching
This Web site includes tips for general strategies, physical access, lecture and laboratory course, class participation, written materials and exams, and assistive instructional technology. 

Center for Teaching Effectiveness: Teaching College Students with Disabilities
This Web site provides an overview of regulations in addition to many useful resources for teaching college students with disabilities. .

Teaching College Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Professors
This is a manual called Teaching College Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Professors.

Differentiated Instruction
This site provides information on strategies for differentiating and lesson plans, as well as use an online tutorial on Differentiated Instruction.

Universal Design for Learning: CAST
This Web site provides links for currently available resources, including supported learning tools and instructional software with some Universal Design for Learning (UDL) features. 

The Universal Design for Learning in New York State
This Web site provides links for sample lesson plans, a UDL training guide, resources for UDL, and presentations on UDL. 

OVEC: Exceptional Children Services
This Web site has a link for "UDL Training and Implementation Resources" as well as a link to see a bibliography list of 62 articles on universal design, including annotations of 22 selected articles. Click on the "Interesting UDL Articles (PDF) link.

GFLS Accessibility Initiative
This site provides resources that you need to understand the process of inclusive design and promote and foster accessibility.

SMEALSearch: A framework for teaching inclusive design within built environment courses in the UK
This document is aimed at encouraging the integration of an inclusive design approach into built environment courses. This document also aims to create a framework for teaching inclusive design rather than a curriculum. Click the link for "PDF".

Teaching for Learning
This Web site provides resources for Inclusive Curriculum Design.

The Access Center
The mission of the Access Center is to provide technical assistance that strengthens state and local capacity to help students with disabilities effectively learn in the general education curriculum.

The Ivy Access Initiative
The objective of the Initiative is to educate faculty at selective institutions to become effective teachers of students with non-visible disabilities.

The University of Minnesota: Disability Services
The University of Minnesota's Disability Services has put together some principles to get you thinking about ways to incorporate Universal Instructional Design in your courses . 

"Class Act" from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf
This site contains a large amount of information intended to improve existing teaching practice regarding "access" to learning for students in postsecondary classrooms who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Project PACE: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
This Web site includes tips for applying the principles of Universal Design, as well as a list of products, publications and resources to help implementation of UID teaching strategies. To access information from this Web site, please visit.

The National Disability Team
This Web site contains information on Universal Instructional Design (UID) principles, teaching strategies, and a description of grants available to initiate enhancements to courses consistent with UID principles.

The University of Washington's DO-IT program
This Web site includes DO-IT publications and videos that apply universal design principles to a wide variety of products and environments; including instruction, Web sites, distance learning courses, software, multimedia, libraries, computer labs, career centers, advising offices, tutoring and learning centers, and conference exhibits. 

FacultyWare: University of Connecticut
This site is the product of the Universal Design for Instruction project at the University of Connecticut and it is designed to provide you with a broad range of information and tools to enhance the design and delivery of instruction for diverse college students. 

The University of Guelph
This Web site offers a couple of PDF documents related to ways to apply UID: a checklist and an implementation guide. 

Mohawk College: UID faculty workbook (PDF)
This is a PDF formatted workbook intended for faculty and instructional developers who are in the process of planning or revising a predominantly "face-to-face" course and are interested in making it more consistent with UID principles.

The Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy (CRDEUL): University of Minnesota
This Web site has a link "Publications" to access one of CRDEUL's books titled " Curriculum Transformation and Disability (CTAD): Implementing Universal Design in Higher Education." 

Universal Design: Education Online
This Web site provides links that contain descriptions of teaching content that other educators have created and used. They are presented here as models to give other people ideas of how they may create their own quality educational experiences in universal design.