Universal Design Resources


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office; Disability Resources; & Office of the General Counsel. (2006) Disability in the academe. University of Arizona. http://fp.arizona.edu/affirm/Doc/Disability%20in%20Academe.pdf

Downs, S.; Queller, S.; & Thornton, M. (2007) Reframing Disability: Creating Paradigm Shift from Medical Model to Social Model. University of Arkansas, Little Rock. http://www.ualr.edu/pace/shift/

Loewen, G. (2007) Why should I care about reframing disability? NEADS. Newsletter #59. http://www.neads.ca/en/about/newsletter/article.php?id=111

Loewen, G. & Pollard, B. (2009) Reframing disability: Social justice perspective. AHEAD ALERT, January. http://www.ahead.org/membersarea/currentalert.php

Southampton Center for Independent Living. (n.d.) Social model of disability explained. Southampton, England. http://www.southamptoncil.co.uk/social_model.htm

Taylor, A. (2006) Framing and reframing: The building blocks of effective debate. http://www.abbeytaylor.com/Microsoft%20Word%20%20Framing%20and%20Reframing%20_Revision_.pdf

Temple University. Disability studies blog. Philadelphia, PA. http://disstud.blogspot.com/

Thornton, Melanie. (2007) Reframing Disability through Strategic Planning. CADSPPE Preconference session. http://www.uottawa.ca/cacuss/UID/reframing.htm

University of Arkansas (Little Rock), Postsecondary Education and Disability, PACE. http://ualr.edu/pace/index.php/home/hot-topics/reframing/


Clarkson, J; Coleman, R; Keates, S; & Lebbon, C. (eds.) (2003). Inclusive design: Design for the whole population. Springer – Verlag, London.

Clarkson, J. & Keates, S. (2003) Countering design exclusion: An introduction to inclusive design. Springer - Verlag. London.

Dion, B. (2006).International best practices in universal design: A global review. Canadian Human Rights Commission. Ottawa; Government of Canada. http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/pdf/bestpractices_en.pdf or http://www.gaates.org/009BestPract.shtml

Knecht, B. (2002).Accessibility regulations and a universal design philosophy inspire the design process. Institute for Human Centered Design, Boston, MA. http://www.adaptiveenvironments.org/index.php?option=Resource&articleid=356&topicid=all

Ohio State University (n.d.). Universal design: Housing solutions for all ages and abilities. http://digitalunion.osu.edu/r2rsummer04/whitman.37/Project%20Overview.htm

Ostroff, E; Limont, M. & Hunter, D. (2004). Building a world fit for people: Designers with disabilities at work. Adaptive Environments, Boston, MA.

Ostsroff, E. & Hunter, D. (2003). Social justice in architecture: Promoting universal design and human diversity in architecture education and practice through the accreditation process. Position paper for National Architectural Accrediting Board Validation conference. Adaptive Environments, Boston, MA. http://www.nea.gov/resources/accessibility/ud/Adap_Env.pdf

Tauke, B. (2008). Universal Design – The Time is Now .UGarden.net http://www.uigarden.net/english/universal-design-the-time-is-now

Trace Research and Development Centre

Vanderheiden, G. (2001) Fundamental principles and priority setting for universal usability. Trace Research & Development Center, Madison, WI. http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/fundamental_princ_and_priority_acmcuu2000/index.htm

Zeisel, J. (2005). Inquiry by design: Environments/behaviour/neuroscience in architecture: Interiors, landscape, and planning. W.W. Norton, NY.


Access Technologists Higher Education Network. (2006) Making knowledge accessible in the digital age. http://athenpro.blogspot.com/2006/04/report-making-knowledge-accessible-in.html

Barile, M; Fichten, C. & Asuncion, J. Role of information and communication technologies in reframing disability: A question of human rights. Association on Higher Education and Disability. ALERT, September, 2007.

Baron, S. (2003) Teaching with technology: Mary Brady incorporates universal design concepts. The University Reporter, University of Massachusetts, Boston.http://www.umb.edu/news/2003news/reporter/january/brady.html

Barstow, C. & Rothberg, M. (2002). IMS guidelines for developing accessible learning applications. (White Paper) The CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media, Boston MA. http://www.imsproject.org/accessibility/accessiblevers/index.html

Hitchcock, C, & Stahl, S. (2003). Assistive technology, universal design for learning: Improved learning opportunities. Journal of Special Education Technology 18 (4). http://jset.unlv.edu/18.4/hitchcock/first.html

Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education.http://www.catea.org/grade/

Lazarro, J. (2001). Adaptive technologies for learning and work environments (ch. 7, 9). Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Loewen, G. Reframing disability: Using technology to enhance instruction. Association on Higher Education and Disability. ALERT, April 2007.

National Centre for Accessible Media (NCAM). http://ncam.wgbh.org/

O’Connor, B. (2000). E-Learning and Students with Disabilities: From the outer edge to leading edge. Institute of Disability Studies, Deakin University, Australia.http://nw2000.flexiblelearning.net.au/main/key04.htm#accomm

Schmetzke, A. (2001). Online Distance Education Anytime, anywhere” but not for everyone. Information Technology and Disabilities (7). http://people.rit.edu/easi/itd/itdv07n2/axel.htm

Thompson, T; Burgstahler, S. & Comden, D. (2003). Research on web accessibility in higher education. Information Technology and Disabilities Journal 9 (2). http://people.rit.edu/easi/itd/itdv09n2/thompson.htm

Tobias, Jim. (2003). Universal design: Is it really about design? Information Technology and Disabilities Journal 9 (2). http://people.rit.edu/easi/itd/itdv09n2/tobias.htm

University of Washington: AccessIT. http://www.washington.edu/accessit/index.php

University of Wisconsin, Madison. Web Accessibility for all; Failure is not an option. http://www.cew.wisc.edu/accessibility/

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. (2009). Accessible Webpage Design: Resources. http://library.uwsp.edu/aschmetz/Accessible/pub_resources.htm

Web Accessibility Initiative, World Wide Web Consortium. http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Web AIM, Utah State University.http://www.webaim.org/


Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing: What is universal design? http://www.rit.edu/ntid/drt/classact/side/universaldesign.html

Concrete Change: Every New Home Visitable. http://www.concretechange.org/

Designing for the 21st Century III: Keynote addresses, Proceedings. http://www.designfor21st.org/

Center for Universal Design. (2008). About UD. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/about_ud/about_ud.htm

Center for Accessible Environments (CAE). www.cae.org.uk

Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA). www.ap.buffalo.edu/~idea/

Canadian Association of the Deaf. Position on universal design. http://www.cad.ca/en/issues/universal_design.asp

Classroom Accommodation Network. (2008). Universal design. Kent State University. http://www.classaccommodation.org/Universal%20Design.htm

Cornucopia of Disability Information. (n.d.) Universal design. Buffalo, NY. http://codi.buffalo.edu/universal.html

Do-it. (2008). Universal design in higher education: From principles to practice. Harvard Education Press, WA.

Independent Living Research Utilization. (2006). IT toolbox on universal design. Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers, Houston TX. http://www.dlrp.org/html/IT/toolbox.html

International Association for Universal Design. www.iaud.net

Institute for Human Centered Design. http://www.adaptenv.org/



Kanes Weisman, L. Creating justice, sustaining life: The role of universal design in the 21 century. Adaptive Environments Center 20th Anniversary Celebration. The Computer Museum, Boston, April 10, 1999.

Preiser, W & Ostroff, E. (eds). (2000). Universal design handbook. McGraw Hill.

Sandhu, J. (Ed). 2004). Designing for the 21st century; An international conference on universal design. Inclusive Design research Associates, Ltd., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. http://www.designfor21st.org/proceedings/index.html

Universal Design Education Online (electronic newsletter). http://www.udeducation.org/


AccessAbility Services and Teaching and Learning Services. (n.d.) Universal instructional design: Creating an accessible curriculum. University of Toronto at Scarborough. http://ctl.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/ (The document can be found under Faculty Resources  - Publications)

Bank Street College of Education & San Jose State University. A Matrix of Universal Design Principles as Applied to Higher Education. www.sjsu.edu/cfd/docs/UDL_classactivities_mar20/Classroomactrubric1.doc

Bissonnette, L. Meeting the evolving education needs of faculty in providing access for university students with disabilities. http://www.profetic.org/spip.php?article8126

Bowe, F. (2000). Universal design in education: Teaching nontraditional students. Westport, CN Bergin & Garvey. http://www.udeducation.org/teach/teaching_techniques/bowe.asp

Bruch, P.L. (2003) Interpreting and implementing universal instructional design in basic writing. In J. L. Higbee (ed.), Curriculum transformation and disability: implementing
universal design in higher education. (pp. 93 -104). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.

CAST. (2008). Universal design for learning guidelines version 1.0. Wakefield, MA.

Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability. (2006) Facultyware: Tools for universal design for instruction. University of Connecticut. http://www.facultyware.uconn.edu/home.cfm

Christophersen, J. (ed.) (2002). Universal design: 17 ways of thinking and teaching. Norway: Husbanken.

Dyjur, P. (2004).Inclusive practices in instructional design. University of Saskatchewan. http://www.usask.ca/education/coursework/802papers/dyjur/index.htm

Edinboro University. (2008). What is universal design? Access and Diversity 1 (2). PA. http://cms.edinboro.edu/dotAsset/132275.pdf

Garguilo, R. & Metcalf, D. (in press) Teaching in today's inclusive classrooms: A universal design for learning approach.

Gordon, D. T. (2002). Curriculum access in the digital age. Harvard Education Letter 18(1):1-5.

Gregory, G.H. & Chapman, C. (2002). Differentiated instructional strategies: One size doesn't fit all. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.

Johnson, J. (2004). A best practice approach to flexible and inclusive teaching: Applying the universal design framework. Australian National University. http://www.anu.edu.au/disabilities/DEAN/UDArticle.htm

Harrison, E. (2006). Working with faculty toward universally designed instruction: The process of dynamic course design. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 19 (2).

Johnston, N. & Doyle, T. (2011). Inclusive Teaching: Perspective of Students with Disabilities. Open Words: Access and English Studies Journal. http://www.pearsoncomppro.com/open_words_journal/index.php  Sprint 2011 Edition

Johnstone, C. J; Altman, J; & Thurlow, M. (2006). A
state guide to the development of universally designed assessments
. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, National Center on Educational Outcomes.

Ketterlin-Geller, L. & Johnstone, C. (2006). Accommodations and universal design: supporting access to assessments in higher education. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 19 (2).

Kingren, K. (2008). “Invisible” learning disabilities in higher education: Teaching universal design principles and strategies through web-based learning modules. In K. McFerrin et al. (eds.) Proceedings of society for information technology
and teacher education international conference (pp. 1452-1454). Chesapeake, VA. http://www.editlib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Reader.NoAccess&paper_id=27396&CFID=9295265&CFTOKEN=66434360

McGuire, J. & Scott, S. (2006). An approach to inclusive college teaching: Universal design for instruction. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal 14 (1) 21-31.

McGuire, J. M. & Scott, S. S. (2007). Universal design for instruction: Extending the universal design paradigm to college instruction. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 19 (2), 124-134.

McGuire, J.M; Scott, S. & Shaw, S.F. Universal design for instruction: the paradigm, its principles, and products for enhancing instructional access. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 17 (1), 10-20.

National Universal Design for Learning Task Force. (2008). Universal design for learning. http://www.advocacyinstitute.org/UDL/index.shtml

Ofiesh, N; Rojas, C & Ward, R. (2006). Universal design and the assessment of student learning in higher education. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 19 (2).

Ohio State University (n.d.). Universal design for learning: Elements of good teaching. Columbus, OH. http://ada.osu.edu/resources/fastfacts/Universal-Design-FF.pdf

Palmer, J. & Caputo, A. (2003). The universal instructional design implementation guide. University of Guelph, Ontario. http://www.tss.uoguelph.ca/uid/uid-implementation-guide-v6.pdf

Rankin, J. & Zabielski, V. (2000). Teaching to variation in learning: Universal instructional design. The Teaching Exchange 5 (1). Brown University. http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Sheridan_Center/pubs/teachingExchange/sept2000/universal_instr_design.pdf

Rose, D; Harbour, W; Johnston, CS; Daley, S & Abarbanell, L. (2006). Universal design for learning in postsecondary education: Reflections on principles and the application. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 19 (2).

Rose, D. & Meyers, A. (eds). (2006). A practical reader in universal design for learning. Harvard Education Press, Boston. MA.

Rose, D. & Meyer, A. (2002). Teaching every student in the digital age: Universal design for learning. Alexandria, VA. ACSD. http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/tes/

Rose, D; Meyer, A; & Hitchcock, H. (eds.) (2005). The universally designed classroom: Accessible curriculum and digital technologies. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

San Jose State University. (n.d.). Accessibility in learning and teaching. Center for Faculty Development. San Jose, CA. http://www.sjsu.edu/cfd/resources/instructional/accessibility.shtml

Scott, Sally; Loewen, Gladys; Funckes, Carol; & Kroeger, S. (2003). Implementing universal design in higher education: Moving beyond the built environment. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 16, (2), 78 – 89.

Scott, S., Shaw, S., & McGuire, J. (2003) Universal design for instruction: A new paradigm for adult instruction in postsecondary education. Remedial and Special Education 24 (6), 369-379.

Scott, S, McGuire, J.M. & Foley, T.E. (2003). Universal Design for Instruction: a framework for anticipating and responding to disability and other diverse needs in the college classroom. Equity and Excellence in Education 36(1) 40-49.

Springfield Technical College (n.d.). Universal design for access into science, technology, engineering and math. Springfield. MA. http://www.stcc.edu/ods/NSF%20Site/active.htm

University of Arkansas (Little Rock) – Project PACE. Universal design.

University of Connecticut, FacultyWare. Universal design for instruction.

University of Guelph. Universal Instructional Design

University of Minnesota. (2004). Workshop facilitators guide. Curriculum Transformation and Disability. http://www.gen.umn.edu/research/ctad/

University of New Hampshire. Institute on disability. Equity and Excellence in Higher Education

University of Northern Colorado. Educational quality through universal instruction principles.

University of Washington: DO-IT. Universal design of instruction (UDI): Definition, principles, and examples. http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/instruction.html


ARCH.(2004).: Higher expectations for higher education: A discussion paper. Submission to the Post-Secondary Education Review.

Block, L; Loewen, G; & Kroeger, S. (2006). Acknowledging and transforming disabling environments in higher education: AHEAD’s role. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 19 (2)

Burgstahler, S. & Cory, R. (eds). (2008) Universal design in higher education: From principles to practice. Boston: Harvard Education Publishing Group.

Duncan, R. (2002). Universal design education at the college of design. North Carolina State University. http://www.udeducation.org/teach/program_overview/program_infused/duncan.asp

Higbee, J. & Goff, E. (eds). (2008) Pedagogy and student services for institutional transformation: Implementing universal design in higher education. Minnesota: University of Minnesota. http://cehd.umn.edu/passit/docs/PASS-IT-BOOK.pdf

Izzo, M; Murray, A; & Novak, J. (2008). The Faculty Perspective on Universal Design for Learning. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. 21 (2), 60 – 72.

Johnson, K; Amtmann, D; & Brown, S. (2003). Universal design and access to information in higher education. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Simon Fraser University. (2001). Report of the think tank on universal design. Simon Fraser University’s Rehabilitation Management Conference 2001: Accommodation ~ The Right Fit.

Staeger-Wilson, K. (2008). Commitment to universal design (White Paper). Missouri State University. http://www.missouristate.edu/disability/51703.htm

Strehorn, K.C. (2001). The application of universal instructional design to ESL teaching. The Internet TESL Journal 7 (3). http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Strehorn-UID.html

University of Massachusetts. (2008). Equity and excellence in higher education; Universal course design. Institute for Community Inclusion: Boston. http://www.eeonline.org/

Universal Design Consultants, inc. (2008). When ud is in the ‘fabric’ of the university.
Pennsylvania School Designs for All, MD.