Teaching accessibility and design for all in engineering and architecture degrees: a practical directory of lesson plans
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Objective The objective of this directory is to facilitate, to lecturers, the incorporation of accessibility and design for all issues in teaching curriculum for engineering and architecture degrees. Main Content This directory wants to be a useful tool for lecturers of engineering and architecture degrees of any university because it contains different examples of how to implement universal design principles in their teaching. Lesson plans are organized in two areas 1) architecture, urbanism and building, 2) engineering and other subjects. At the same time, these lesson plans are conceived following Universal Instructional Design criterion. Results This directory has been developed with the contribution of more than 20 lecturers of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech resulting in more than 40 different lesson plans about accessibility in architecture and in engineering. Conclusion To conclude, although there exists an increasing awareness about accessibility and design for all at universities, there are still a great number of lecturers who do not include these issues in their subjects.
CitationGuasch, D. [et al.]. Teaching accessibility and design for all in engineering and architecture degrees: a practical directory of lesson plans. A: European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology. "11th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology : Everyday technology for independence and care". Maastricht: IOS Press, 2011, p. 225-231.