Tag Archives: Universal Design

The importance of technology designs that benefit all

I started using my first tablet PC computer in 2003. Mine was a Motion slate tablet and full of all the wonderful bells and whistles that allowed me to use my voice to write, write with digital ink and transform … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Universal Design for Learning | Tagged | Comments Off on The importance of technology designs that benefit all

A win for accessibility!

This is always encouraging to see and recently forwarded to me by a colleague “Department of Ed Lays Down Law on Kindle E-Reader Usage The United States Department of Education and Department of Justice have just issued a reminder calling … Continue reading

Posted in Universal Design for Learning | Tagged | Comments Off on A win for accessibility!

An inspiring message from a technology innovator

It is always comforting when a seasoned technology innovator predicts that a technology of 20+ years is still in its infancy. That was the case last night on the 60 minutes show and the discussion from the inventor of the … Continue reading

Posted in Seniors, Technology | Tagged , | Comments Off on An inspiring message from a technology innovator

Universal designs are inclusive in nature

I recently had the opportunity to visit some foreign countries. One of these was Paris, France and I was pleasantly impressed with some of the architectural elements that were in place. Apparently, as a city limited in real estate and … Continue reading

Posted in Universal Design | Tagged | Comments Off on Universal designs are inclusive in nature

The ongoing growth of e-Textbooks

Last week I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Textbooks offered for iPod, iPhones“. It is encouraging to see the groundswell of resources evolving from print to digital form. This article discussed that conversation as it … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Universal Design | Tagged , | Comments Off on The ongoing growth of e-Textbooks

The ongoing debate about e-books

A very interesting article appeared in my issue of the Wall Street Journal yesterday, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203577304574277041750084938.html As these authors contend, debates continue around the evolving growth of e-book readers, the interest in expanded access to e-books, and the limited access of … Continue reading

Posted in Learning, Technology, Universal Design | Tagged , , | Comments Off on The ongoing debate about e-books

Universal design can be found in many locations

From our friends in the Art world(s)…

Posted in Universal Design | Tagged | Comments Off on Universal design can be found in many locations

The new and evolving “universal design” features of the iPhone/ iTouch

It is always a good thing when a senior IT staff member sends one an email to share cutting edge technology developments that address assistive technology. That was how my day evolved yesterday. Then, as I reviewed my Wall Street … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, Technology, Universal Design, Universal Design for Learning | Tagged , , | Comments Off on The new and evolving “universal design” features of the iPhone/ iTouch

A website that models what we mean about universal design

I’m addicted to the website TED Talks. These folks offer such a comprehensive array of informative discussions on topics across technology, entertainment and design. But, I love them even more as I appreciate their design and functionality…offering the clickable ease … Continue reading

Posted in Assessment, Brain, Inclusion, instruction, Social Media, Technology, Travels, Universal Design, Web Design | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on A website that models what we mean about universal design

The buzz about the E-book

It’s interesting to read all the recent press about the growing “E-book Revolution”. For example, in today’s Wall Street Journal, the authors discuss the pros and cons of what this might mean for the future of reading (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123980920727621353.html). While I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Universal Design | Tagged , | Comments Off on The buzz about the E-book