Marquette University is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse environment that is both equitable and inclusive by ensuring university resources are accessible to people of all abilities.
For the Fall of 2017, all new materials used, built into, or added to a course that contains electronic information needs to be accessible compliant. By 2020, all electronic materials in courses need to be compliant.
Accessibility and good design benefits all students - not just those who need it the most.
Covid-19 update from ODS:
The office of Disability Services is also prepared to help students process accommodation requests based on medical or personal needs related to COVID-19. Please contact ODS@marquette.edu as soon as possible if you feel you may need to explore modifications related to a disability or COVID-19, even if htat need may not be immediate.
Universal Design Learning (UDL) is a" framework that recognizes learner variability and is a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone–not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches to teaching and learning." - from CAST Professional Learning (http://castprofessionallearning.org/about-udl/. CAST created this framework)
The graphic below discusses equity and equality. The goal of UDL is to reflect panel three - remove the systematic barrier so accommodations are not needed in the first place.
Craig (https://medium.com/@CRA1G) created a two-panel equality vs equity cartoon in 2012, and it has evolved into an internet meme - including this version. It is unknown who the author of this image is. Craig has detailed a history of the graphic in a Medium blog post:https://medium.com/@CRA1G/the-evolution-of-an-accidental-meme-ddc4e139e0e4
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