by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center
Universal instructional design (UID) is a pedagogical framework used to help design courses that are accessible for all students, including students with disabilities. We have described this approach to course design in previous blogs [LINK] and considered ways to apply it to different teaching contexts and situations (e.g., online learning [LINK]). Here are three additional online resources to help you think about the important role of accessibility in your courses:
- Features of an Inclusive Syllabus (blog post [LINK])
- Universal Instructional Design for Inclusive Syllabi (before [LINK] and after [LINK])
- Creating Inclusive Course Assignments (resource guide [LINK])
Because we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as values rooted in Ignatian spirituality, we believe UID is an important pedagogical framework to re-consider in and through this year’s theme of “Teaching and Justice.”
If you would like to discuss ways to apply the principles of UID to your courses, you can request a confidential consultation with someone from the Reinert Center by submitting our online form [LINK].