The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is Universal Design?
Universal Design is defined as"the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design"
What are the Principles of Universal Design?is Universal Design? The 7 principles of Universal Design:(1) equitable use, (2) flexibility in use, (3) simple and intuitive use, (4) perceptible information, (5) tolerance for error, (6) low physical effort, (7) size and space for approach and use.
"With a deliberate application of UD principles during the instructional design process, instructors can proactively develop courses that address the needs of diverse learners. UD principles can be taken into consideration when making determinations about various course elements and pedagogical practices for an online course, including decisions about how to use both asynchronous (e.g. course management systems) and synchronous technologies (e.g virtual classrooms via web- conferencing)."