This website was developed as part of the UDLL project. The aim of the project is to include students with disabilities in Higher Education through implementing general principles of Universal Design (UD) and practical solutions from the pedagogical concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Universell belongs to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and is organized as a independent unit under the Division of Student and Academic affairs. Universell works from an assignment from the Ministry of Education as the national coordinator of universal design and an inclusive learning environment in Higher Education, with staff at all Norwegian HEIs as a primary target group.
AHEAD is a Non-governmental Organization (NGO). AHEAD has existed 26 years in Ireland, and has constantly sought to widen access to higher education for students with disabilities and promote opportunity for graduates with disabilities in the workplace. This has been achieved by working closely with its membership – all the universities and institutes of technology in Ireland (their academic staff, support staff, registrars and administrative staff) through the provision of training on universal design, inclusive curriculum and disability/equality training, a telephone helpline, a very informative website and annual conference and seminars. Ahead carries out research on participation rates of people with disabilities in higher education on behalf of the Higher Education Authority in Ireland.
Howest University College West Flanders is a University of Applied Science, and the coordinator of SIHO, the Flemish Support Center for Inclusive Higher Education. SIHO supports each Flemish higher education institution, in order to create inclusive higher education. SIHO works closely together with policy and practice. Since 2011 the work of SIHO largely focusses on UDL and the implementation in higher education.
All UDLL partners are central contributors to the active “LINK-network” which is made up of organizations, educational institutions, disability professionals, academics, students and interested individuals who all share the same ultimate goal, the full inclusion of students with disabilities in higher education.