ERIC Number: ED485655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Universal Design for Assessment: An E-Mail-Based Soapbox Discussion by IAETE, March 2005. Soapbox Digest. Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer 2005
Universal design is a process that ensures that a newly created product is useful to the broadest possible array of people, particularly those with disabilities. Often, designing for specific disabilities proves beneficial for all. The sloped curb corner, for example, allows wheelchairs, strollers, bicycles, and, indeed, any pedestrian to move more safely from the sidewalk to the street crossing. In March of 2005, the Institute for the Advancement of Emerging Technologies in Education (IAETE) at AEL held an online panel discussion on universal design for technology-based assessment as part of its ongoing Soapbox series. This document summarizes an e-mail-based panel discussion that took place in 2005. It is part of the continuing Soapbox online forum sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of Emerging Technologies in Education (IAETE) at AEL. The mission of the Soapbox forums is to sponsor discussion among educators, education researchers, technology industry leaders, and others interested in technology's role in advancing education.
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled)
IAETE at AEL, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348. Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.iaete.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.