Introduction to Universal Design in UCD

The University for All Project team is currently developing a short online module for all UCD faculty and staff entitled 'Introduction to Universal Design in UCD'. The course will equip all employees with the essential competencies and knowledge to ensure that students experience an inclusive educational environment. It will be a one-hour online self-paced e-learning module delivered through Brightspace in three twenty minute sections;

  • University for All
  • Compliance and Legislation
  • Universal Design

Our collaborating partners are 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 and content is currently being developed with an e-learning provider. 

Upon completion of the course, employees will receive a digital badge as recognition. The course will be a stepping stone for those colleagues wishing to complete the Digital Badge in Universal Design for Teaching & Learning and the forthcoming Digital Badge in Universal Design for Student Supports & Engagement which we are currently developing in partnership with AHEAD with funding from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning.

Watch this space for further updates.