Universal Design Resources


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


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.

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. 

Trace Research and Development Centre

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

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

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.

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

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

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/


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

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

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

IInternational 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.

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)

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

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

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).

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.

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

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

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.

University of Connecticut, FacultyWare. Universal design for instruction.

University of Guelph. Universal Instructional Design

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


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.

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.

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

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/