The Principles of Universal Design
The Principles of Universal Design were conceived and developed by The Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University. Several programs have taken these principles and adapted them for the educational setting. One project that has taken this approach is the Universal Instructional Design Project at the University of Guelph. They have re-stated the principles to relate to educational environments as follows.
Instructional materials and activities should
Source: Jaellayna Palmer, © University of Guelph 2002.UID Principles (PDF)
To view other examples of how the principles of Universal Design have been adapted for educational settings, visit the links below.
Frank Bowe: Universal Design in Education: Teaching Non-Traditional Students
Center of Applied Special Technologies (CAST): Universal Design for Learning