Students can expect to learn the foundations in the principles of universal design and its application across disciplines. Universal design utilized a broad set of strategies that promote inclusion and participation of all, particularly people with disabilities, within a diverse world. By completing the certificate in universal design students will:
Students currently enrolled as undergraduates or post-baccalaureates may apply to participate in the Certificate. Students must currently be enrolled or previously completed HDI 350 to apply.
Faculty for this certificate are affiliated with the following colleges and departments:
Students will need to be currently enrolled in or previously completed HDI 350 when applying to the Certificate program. Students will complete the application for admission and return it to Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones (email@example.com). As part of the application students will complete a 500 word personal statement indicating why they would like to attain a Certificate in Universal Design. If the student is not currently attending UK, 2 letters of recommendations must be attached to the application. Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty of Record.
Students will complete a total of 12 course hours to earn to their Certificate in Universal Design. Students are required to complete HDI 350: Universal Design: Application in the Built and Learning Environments. As well as, 2 practicum courses HDI 400: Universal Design Practicum and HDI 500: Universal Design Practicum II: Advanced Techniques. In addition, students will need to complete one elective course approved by the program advisor.
HDI 350 Universal Design: Application in the Built and Learning Environment will be offered with a Distance Learning option. Students are advised they may only complete one class via distance learning method.