What are accommodations?
Accommodations are changes to the learning environment that remove barriers and provide equitable opportunities for engagement for all learners.
Accommodations DO NOT:
- Fundamentally alter course requirements
- Create an unfair advantage
- Remove barriers for learning
- Create equitable opportunities for disability inclusion
How Does Universal Design addresses barriers?
For each student, barriers can differ from one course to another. Universal Design principles proactively address academic barriers. You can do that by designing flexible lessons and learning environments rather than trying to “fix” or change a student. The goal of Universal Design is to use a variety of teaching methods to remove any barriers to learning and give all students equal opportunities to succeed. It’s about building in flexibility that can be adjusted for every student’s strengths and needs.