Universal Design in Higher Education

Universal Design in Higher Education From Principles to Practice

Edited by Sheryl E. Burgstahler and Rebecca C. Cory
paper, 300 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1-891792-90-8
Price: $34.00

Add to Cart

Look Inside the Book

A new edition of Universal Design in Higher Education is now available. Learn more.

Universal Design in Higher Education looks at the design of physical and technological environments at institutions of higher education; at issues pertaining to curriculum and instruction; and at the full array of student services.


Inclusion has come to higher education! More than explaining what the law requires, Burgstahler and Cory have given us a primer on how universal design in education can improve university and college life for everyone. — Douglas Biklen, Dean of the School of Education, Syracuse University

Burgstahler and Corey have put together a groundbreaking, comprehensive text that brings together all the best information about the theory and practice of Universal Design (UD) and its potential in higher education. As a paradigm of inclusion, UD offers a modelfor addressing issues of equality, accessibility, and social and intellectual integration.Demonstrating the breadth and depth of this powerful model in higher education, thistext covers the application of UD in campus design, student services, faculty development, instructional technology, academic administration, and classroom instruction, from first-year courses to advanced study. — Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Professor of English & Disability Studies, The Ohio State University

It is wonderful to have one book that explains and gives illustrations of Universal Design in one fell swoop! I’ve read and re-read descriptions of what UDL is, but am always left wondering how to put it into action. This books answers that question. — Judy Elimelech, Coordinator of Disability Services, Missouri Southern State University

More Less

About the Editors

Sheryl E. Burgstahler, PhD and affiliate professor in education, founded the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) and Access Technology Centers at the University of Washington, as well as the Center on Universal Design in Education. Dr. Burgstahler has delivered over two hundred presentations worldwide; is author or coauthor of nine books and more than one hundred articles and book chapters; is editor of five peer-reviewed books and journal issues; and serves on the editorial review panel for the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. Dr. Burgstahler and her projects have received numerous awards, including those from the Association of Higher Education and Disability, the Trace Center, the California State University, Northridge Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, the National Information and Infrastructure Association, and the president of the United States.

Rebecca C. Cory, PhD, is associate dean of instruction at Bellevue College. She has dedicated her professional career to the inclusion of students on the margins in higher education. She served as disability services director at three institutions and has coedited two books on accessible pedagogy, Building Pedagogical Curb Cuts: Incorporating Disability in the University Classroom and Curriculum (Syracuse University Press) and Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice, first edition (Harvard Education Press). Currently, she directs graduate programs in adult learning and higher education leadership.

Table of Contents (PDF)

Accessible Format Available on Bookshare

Other books in Universal Design for Learning

A Research Reader in Universal Design for Learning

Edited by Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann, Samantha G. Daley, and L. Todd Rose, foreword by Chris Dede

Other books in Universal Design for Learning

A Policy Reader in Universal Design for Learning

Edited by David T. Gordon, Jenna W. Gravel, and Laura A. Schifter, foreword by Martha L. Minow

Other books in Universal Design for Learning

A Practical Reader in Universal Design for Learning

Edited by David H. Rose and Anne Meyer