Universal Design in Education

This section provides information for educators and students on Universal Design. It contains information on academic and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses and other learning opportunities that provide students and professionals with the wide range of skills required to incorporate the Principles of UD into the development of products, services, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) or buildings. These are mixture of programmes with a specific UD focus and where UD is integrated throughout the course content.

We work with a wide range of educational institutions and professional associations to support the teaching of Universal Design and its examination in professional courses.  Follow the link in this section to find out about our work in the areas of:

  • Third level education - including our curriculum materials for educators and our annual Universal design Grand Challenge student competition
  • Second level education
  • Continuous Professional Development - including work in progress with both the RIAI and the Irish Computer Society
  • Resources for educators

Some examples of UD curriculum may be found by following the links in each of these sections.

The Resources section contains information on a wide range of books and journal articles on learning and teaching Universal Design for students, educators and researchers.

Courses under each of these disciplines are split into two broad categories: Academic Courses that lead to a graduate or post graduate qualification and Continuous Professional Development courses which comprise of training seminars.

The CEUD does not accredit or specifically recommend any of the following courses. These details are provided only to assist those seeking to locate courses. All details known at the time of writing have been included.

The information on academic and continuous development courses and other learning opportunities is periodically reviewed to ensure it is up-to-date. Please contact us should you find this not to be the case.

Course title: BDes (Hons) Inclusive Design
Institution: University of Wolverhampton
Course descriptor:

This course has a broad-based content and has been specifically designed to encourage you to explore how design affects the way we live, work and relax and the relationship between human responses, technology and design. The course encourages you to use your design skills to improve the lives of less able groups, such as the elderly, disabled and the disadvantaged around the world, with the users being at the heart of the design process. The course integrates our understanding of ergonomics and human and social factors, and utilises a multi-disciplinary design approach, which spans architecture and public spaces, interiors, products and interface design.

Courses at University of Wolverhampton