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universal design

n.
A style of architecture and design whose object is to make buildings and facilities easy to access and use by all people, including the young, the old, and the disabled.
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CAST used additional publication outlets to describe their ideas about how universal design could be applied within education (Meyer & Rose, 2000; Rose & Meyer, 2000).
"Because they don't have requirements to meet certain standards, this means the university's disability service office is being pre-emptive as opposed to waiting for a problem," points out Sean Vance, director of The Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
Universal design features, such as those identified in the development of the Universal eLearner, are intended to increase access to educational materials for students with disabilities (Engstrom & Stricklin, 1992; Lewis & Jackson, 2001; Packer, 1995).
Universal Design (also known as Inclusive Design or "Aging in Place" when referring to housing) is the design of homes, products, and systems that work for people of all ages and abilities, a concept that was invented over 20 years ago by Mr.
For this special issue, we review the historical background regarding the movement toward greater access for students with special learning needs, the development of Universal Design for Learning as a method for providing access, and discuss supporting the implementation of UDL within school sites and institutions of higher education.
While most of these writers have focused on differentiated instruction, some authors recently have also addressed the use of inclusive pedagogical practices that are based on Universal Design for Learning principles.
She and Jim found plans for a Universal Design home on the Internet.
Universal Design is an approach advocating for the design of products and services so that they are suited to a broad range of users.
"Universal design is the idea of 'How do we design one building feature that meets the needs of a broader population?'" said Korydon Smith, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas School of Architecture in Fayetteville.
It has been shortlisted for the Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design, which will be presented in tandem with the Civic Trust awards at a finals ceremony on March 1.
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