Using Universal Design to Meet the Needs of a Diverse University Community workshop

The University's Office for Equity and Diversity and Disability Services are sponsoring a workshop, entitled "Using Universal Design to Meet the Needs of a Diverse University Community," on June 4, 2009, 1:30-3:00 p.m., in 101 Walter Library.

"'Universal design' is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without need for adaptation or specialized design. In this session, participants will learn how the concept of universal design addresses issues of access and equity on campus. Presenters will share definitions of universal design, how the concept supports the needs of diverse learners, employees and guests on campus, and practical strategies for designing services, instruction, and physical spaces with a variety of users in mind."

The workshop will be facilitated by Barb Blacklock, Donna Johnson, and Roberta Juarez from the Disability Services office. More information and registration is available on the Education and Workshops section of the Office for Equity and Diversity Web site.

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