Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education

Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education A Universal Design Toolkit

Sheryl E. Burgstahler, Foreword by Ana Mari Cauce
paper, 248 Pages
Pub. Date: December 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-540-0
Price: $33.00

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cloth, 248 Pages
Pub. Date: December 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-541-7
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In Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education, Sheryl Burgstahler provides a practical, step-by-step guide for putting the principles of universal design into action. The book offers multiple ways to access, engage with, and transform the higher education environment: making physical spaces welcoming to students of all abilities; creating digital learning and assistive technology programs that meet the needs of all users; developing universal design in higher education (UDHE) syllabi, assessments and teaching practices that minimize the need for academic accommodations; and institutionalizing universal design supports and services.

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Sheryl Burgstahler offers a practical, step-by-step guide to put the principles of universal design to work in higher education. Foregrounding her discussion in the need for systemic change in order to dismantle institutional inequities, Burgstahler shares strategies instructors can offer all students in their classes to avoid access barriers and build a more inclusive campus. — Amanda Irvin, director of Faculty Programs and Services, Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning

Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education provides a compelling rationale for the importance of introducing students to universal design, provides actionable insights on how to teach accessibly, and explores how to create atmospheres for inclusion within our campus environments. A must-read for those in higher education. — Julian Brinkley, assistant professor, Human-Centered Computing, Clemson University

Sheryl Burgstahler’s passion for inclusion is grounded in personal, academic, and professional experiences. She provides an opportunity for the reader to ‘Take Action’ by reflecting, learning, and applying new concepts. This book is an excellent mixture of practical examples and useful strategies for administrators and faculty who strive to make their college campus more inclusive, diverse and universally designed! — Margo Izzo, professor emeritus, The Ohio State University

While this excellent book focuses on practical steps to provide inclusive environments in higher education, Burgstahler’s recommendations are relevant and applicable to the broader community as well. — Valerie Taylor, chief executive officer and president, Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT

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About the Author

Sheryl E. Burgstahler is the founder and director of the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center and the Access Technology Center (ATC), and an affiliate professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington in Seattle.


Table of Contents

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