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Dear Colleagues:

The invite below is directed at IT, HCI or tech professionals who took courses in IT, tech or design subjects while in college or university. You can take the survey even if you did not take courses that addressed accessibility or Universal Design.

The formal survey invite and more information follows:


Dear Technology or Design Professional:


The URL below points to a survey for individuals who have taken Computer Science, Digital Media, Environmental Design, or other technical or design-related courses while in college or university.

The purpose of this survey is to gauge the usefulness of accessibility and Universal Design topics in college curricula. (Note: these terms are explained below and within the survey). All responses are anonymous.

If you are a student or past-student who has taken a technology or design course, please consider taking the survey at this URL<https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5141262/Universal-Design-Accessibility-Topics-in-College-Curriculum>.

[https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5141262/Universal-Design-Accessibility-Topics-in-College-Curriculum]

Note your responses from the survey will not be shared with your employer or with any other institution.

This survey is part of a project for Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula (UDUC). It is partly funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

If you have any questions, please contact Howard Kramer at 303-492-8672 or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.



Sincerely,

Howard Kramer, PI, UDUC



Definitions:

Accessibility

Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both "direct access" (i.e. unassisted) and "indirect access" meaning compatibility with a person's Assistive Technology (for example, a wheelchair or computer screen readers). [1]

Universal Design

Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. The intent of universal design is to simplify life for everyone by making products, communications, and the built environment more usable by as many people as possible at little or no extra cost. Universal design benefits people of all ages and abilities. [2]

[1] https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/accessibility/

[2] https://projects.ncsu.edu/design/cud/about_ud/about_ud.htm


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