Universal Design for Learning in Postsecondary Education: Reflections on Principles and their Application

by: Dr. David Rose

“Universal design, although well established in architecture and other domains, is relatively new to K-12 education and even newer to higher education. Universal design involves designing products, buildings, or environments so they can be used readily by the widest possible range of users. Although, this concept of universal design is now familiar to many educators, its application in education lags far behind its application in the built environment. We believe this lag reflects an important reality: The idea of universal design transfers readily from the built environment to the learning environment, but…” Read more

Rose, D. H. (2006). Universal design for learning in postsecondary education: Reflections on principles and their application. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 19(2), 135-151.


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