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    Applying Universal Design to Address the Needs of Postsecondary Students on the Autism Spectrum

    By comparing instructional strategies that benefit students with ASD to UD strategies reported in the literature, the authors illustrate how a teaching method that benefits a student with a specific disability such as ASD can inspire the development of a UD strategy designed to benefit all students. Potential benefits of the UD approach for students with ASD are revealed and recommendations are made for future research as well as professional development and support for faculty that can be delivered and/or promoted by disability support personnel.  (Sheryl Burgstahler  and (Rose) Rosalie J. Russo-Gleicher. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 28(2), 199 - 212) 

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    Book: Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice

    This second edition of Universal Design in Higher Education is a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guide for creating fully accessible college and university programs. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, and it addresses major recent changes in universities and colleges, the law, and technology.

    As larger numbers of people with disabilities attend postsecondary educational institutions, there have been comparable greater efforts to make the full array of classes, services, and programs accessible to all students. This revised edition provides both a full survey of those measures and practical guidance for schools as they work to turn the goal of universal accessibility into a reality. As such, it makes an indispensable contribution to the growing body of literature on special education and universal design. This book will be of particular value to university and college administrators, and to special education researchers, teachers, and activists. (by Sheryl E. Burgstahler and Michael K. Young)

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    CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology - US

    CAST works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.

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    CAST UDL Book Builder

    Use this site to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills.

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    Equal Access: Computer Labs - US

    This is a 9-minute captioned video looking at how a university improved the accessibility of its computer labs.

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    Independent Living Centres Australia

    The Independent Living Centres Australia (ILCA) is a collective organisation with members in each Australian states and the ACT.The ILCA’s role is to advance a federal agenda on issues and needs at a national level.

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    Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability - JPED (Fall 2013) - US

    The Fall edition (Volume 26, Issue 3) contains articles on: Measuring the Effectiveness of Universal Design for Learning Intervention; University Faculty Attitudes Toward Disability and Inclusive Instruction; College Success of Students with Psychiatric Disabilities; Barriers of Access and Distraction; An Italian Experience of Inclusion; The Effect of Extended Test Time for Students with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Student-Driven Accessibility Planning Committee.

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    Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability - JPED (Summer 2014) - US

    Volume 27 (2), Summer 2014

    • Monitoring for Accessibility and University Websites: Meeting the Needs of People with Disabilities
    • A Virtual Commitment: Disability Services Information on Public Community College Websites
    • Self-Advocacy and Perceptions of College Readiness Among Students with ADHD
    • Vocabulary Knowledge of Deaf and Hearing Postsecondary Students
    • Effects of an Intensive Disability-Focused Training Experience on University Faculty Self-Efficacy
    • Personal Factors that Influence the Voluntary Withdrawal of  Undergraduates with Disabilities
    • Applying Universal Design to Disability Service Provision: Outcome Analysis of a Universal Design (UD) Audit.
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    Media Access Australia: Accessible media for diverse learners

    Access to media and technology in education is a necessity for all students, to ensure that they can learn and interact with the curriculum, and to assist in the meeting of age appropriate learning outcomes. This access empowers students to be more independent learners, gain knowledge, and to become active members of our society.

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    Pathways 13: Keynote - Marnie Hughes-Warrington

    Keynote address: Universal Design Education. (Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Pro-Vice Chancellor, ANU)

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