Universal Design in Higher Education edited by Sheryl E. Burgstahler and Rebecca C. Cory

If you’re looking for a manual on how to apply universal design in your college/university classes, don’t bother reading Universal Design in Higher Education (Cambridge, MA:  Harvard Education Press, 2008).  Chapter authors do a good job of explaining what universal design is, but the book is theoretical rather than practical despite the subtitle:  From Principles to Practice. The principles predominate, and there is little on actual practice.

It also focuses more on meeting the needs of students with disabilities over those with varied learning styles, which faculty members are more likely to have in class.

The book has chapters on implementing universal design in instruction, services, information technology, and physical spaces in higher education.  There is also a chapter on institutionalizing universal design.

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