Universal Design for Public Programs online workshop

Universal Design for Public Programs online workshop

Universal Design for Public Programs online workshop

August 21, 2012
Online Workshop

You (or someone from your institution) is invited to attend a free, one-hour online workshop on Universal Design for Public Programs.

The workshop will be Tuesday, August 21st, 1 - 2 pm EDT.

What is the workshop about?
The workshop will focus specifically on the NISE Net's Universal Design Guide for Public Programs. Workshop facilitators will give a brief introduction to the guide, look at some examples of universal design in programs from the NISE Net catalog, and will have an expert advisor on hand to answer questions. If you are interested in learning more about developing or implementing public programs (such as interpretation carts, stage demonstrations, and science theater) that are inclusive of the wide range of museum visitors, including those with disabilities then please join us. See the attached brief agenda for more detail.

We're also testing out using the Adobe Connect online platform for short web-based trainings and conversations. This is a bit of an experiment, and we'll be interested in hearing your take on the system!

What is Universal Design?
Universal Design (UD) 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.

You can find and download the guide online at:
http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/tools_guides/universal_design_guidelines_...

How do I sign up?
Please RSVP using this survey gizmo link if you're able to attend:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/987616/Universal-Design-Online-Workshop-RSVP

Agenda at a Glance
1:00 - Overview of universal design and universal design for learning in a museum context
1:15 - UD Programs Concept 1 - Repeat and reinforce the main ideas and concepts
1:30 - UD Programs Concept 2 - Make multiple entry points and multiple ways of engagement available.
1:45 - UD Programs Concept 3 - Provide physical and sensory access to all aspects of the program

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