Full course description
These sessions will not be recorded in order to create an environment in which people are comfortable asking questions and sharing their own experiences. Please be prepared to put your camera on, utilize a working microphone, and sit in a private place if that is your preference.
We engage with universal design on a daily basis, whether we know it or not. Curb cuts are built into sidewalks to provide access for people in wheelchairs and yet, the benefits extend broadly – people pushing walkers or strollers, using crutches or pulling wheeled luggage or carts full of supplies for Hillel events across campus. This is universal design at work!
Universal Design (UD) is an approach that seeks to optimize experiences for all participants by considering a diverse range of needs, learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds. The goal is to design with universal access in mind, removing barriers to full participation and engagement. This session will provide an overview of universal design best practices as well as an opportunity to discuss implementation ideas with your colleagues. By incorporating UD practices into your work on campus, you'll be utilizing an inclusion lens to more effectively engage your diverse student body.
This session is one of the sessions in our 5-part series Elevating Identity: Strategies for Engaging the "Every" focused on identity and inclusion in an effort to move towards our organizational goal of reaching and engaging “every Jewish student”. When we say “every”, we mean it, but often struggle with putting it into practice. The overall goal of this series is to better prepare each participant to engage all students through an increased understanding of our communities’ diversity, how our own identities impact our work, and how the narratives we are familiar with dictate our course of action on campus.
This session takes place:
- Wednesday, February 20th 3:00 - 4:00pm EST / 12:00 - 1:00pm PST
Leah Siskin Moz, Hannah Henschel, Ari Levy, Hillel U Center for Engagement and Wellness
Participation in all Hillel U offerings should be agreed upon by the participant and their supervisor (unless the participant is a director).
Questions? Please contact HillelU@hillel.org