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Thursday, January 10 • 11:35am - 12:35pm
Educational Session #2: Applying Universal Design to Enhance Accessibility for the Entire Mason Nation

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Disability Services actively serves over 5% of the Mason student population at any given time and that number continues to grow.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 26% of the US adult population currently lives with a disability.  As Mason targets total student enrollment to exceed 40,000+ students within the next 5 years—coupled with a greater focus to increase access for all students through initiatives like ADVANCE—it will become increasingly important for all members of the Mason community to deliver programming, educational opportunities, and campus-wide events that adhere to principles of Universal Design (UD). While examples of UD are more readily evident and present in our everyday lives as physical elements (e.g., automatic/sliding doors, curb cuts), there are practices that we can all incorporate into our services, policies, procedures, outreach, and instruction that enhance accessibility.  

Come learn about Disability Services and disability-related trends at Mason and across the nation more broadly.  Participants will be provided with information about Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning.  Participants will be asked to apply UD and UDL principles to their own specific services, offices, or programs with a chance to report back to the larger group.

Speakers
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Jason Northrup

Associate Director, Disability Services


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm EST
Johnson Center, Room G

Attendees (5)