The origin of Universal Design
Universal Design is all around us. It makes sure that products and environments are usable to all people, by design. In this episode, we’ll be taking a look at the origin of the concept and how the principles have evolved to all parts of society. We’ll be hearing from different perspectives how inclusivity by design can be applied in different settings, both physical and digital. Gain insights from:
- Paul Crowe, Managing Director of TODD Architects
- Gordon McCullough, Chief Executive of the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RIDC)
Texthelp Talks Season Two
Welcome to another season of the Texthelp Talks podcast. The podcast that gets you thinking differently about disability inclusion. This season we are chatting all things Universal Design.
Why does Universal Design matter?
What impact can Universal Design have on the experiences of disabled and neurodivergent talent?
In this podcast episode, we explore this through the eyes of Cory Quigley - a neurodivergent person working in the Human Services field. As Cory shares his experiences of growing up and working with ADHD and Dyslexia, he also highlights how he feels educators and employers can improve the experience for neurodivergent people.
UDL in Higher Education: Can Tech Help Create Belonging?
Universal Design is all around us. It makes sure that products and environments are usable to all people, by design. If we want all learners to succeed - we need to ensure that we are continuing their supports into higher education as well as k through 12. This bonus episode, Our host Joni Degner will be recapping a discussion on Can Tech help create belonging? That took place over on Think UDL (hosted by Lillian Nave) with Rachel Kruzel, Higher Education Specialist at Texthelp.
Texthelp Talks Season One
Welcome to another season of the Texthelp Talks podcast. The podcast that gets you thinking differently about disability inclusion. This season we are chatting all things Dyslexia.
Future building in education - and the role of technology
In this episode Brett Salakas speaks to Texthelp's Greg O'Connor about future building in education. Brett is a teacher, leader, poet and the founder of aussieED (the largest online network of teachers in Australia) and the co-founder of both the ED Poets Society and TheWalkingED.
Greg and Brett discuss:
-Preparing children for the future
- Access to Ed-tech and equity issues
- Learner agency in a changing world
- The role of the teacher in building for the future