The new ‘Introduction to Universal Design in UCD’ training will be launched in January 2023. This one hour self paced piece of online training will be available on Brightspace and all personnel will be automatically enrolled. The course will equip all employees with the essential competencies and knowledge to ensure that students experience an inclusive educational environment. The course will be made up of three twenty minute sections:
- University for All
- Compliance and Legislation
- Universal Design
This key piece of training supports the University’s commitment to make UCD a University for All. It has been developed by the University for All Project Team with collaboration from the Widening Participation Committee, UCD Equality Diversity & Inclusion and UCD People and Organisation Development. A Steering Group with representatives from across the University including professional staff, students and faculty has been established to advise on content and will support the launch and rollout across the University.
It provides faculty and staff with the opportunity to reflect on their work and proactively look at accessibility and inclusion in their own roles, whether they directly teach or interact with students or provide operational and management support to colleagues and the University. The training will introduce them to key concepts and enable the institution to become more compliant with accessibility legislation.