Promoting a campus-wide Universal Design framework


Presented at 1:45pm in Exhibitor Room 1 on Monday, November 16, 2020.



  • Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 30 minutes
  • Type of session: Exhibitor Presentation


Universal Design in Higher Education (UDHE) has emerged as a paradigm to address diversity and equity issues on our campuses. As a pandemic impacts all that we do, we are given a unique opportunity to encourage our campuses to embrace a UDHE Framework in order to increase the overall quality of online offerings and reduce the need for accommodations. Learn how an institution can flesh out each aspect of the UDHE Framework to make it their own?including scope, definition, principles, guidelines, exemplary practices, process. Learn how the UDHE Framework can underpin an Inclusive Campus Model which includes embracing a vision; identifying campus values; embracing the UDHE Framework to create a toolkit; identifying relevant current practices; modifying existing practices or creating new ones; and analyzing impacts. The presenter will share useful resources, including a new book published by Harvard Education Press, Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education: A Universal Design Toolkit