The goal of these instructions is to introduce education workers to methods for preparing and adapting teaching materials (particularly in electronic form) based on principles of universal design, in order to make them accessible for learning to all children and students.
Due to the development of technology and science, universal access to education is increasingly present both in the field of inclusive education, as well as in the field of social inclusion in general. The principles of universal design are focused on respecting human diversity and enabling accessibility.
Respecting these instructions when creating electronic teaching materials can lead to very high quality, clear, understandable and accessible content for learning in school or at home, for children/students with development difficulties or disabilities, as well as for all children/students in general.
The text of the Instructions was prepared by Mirjana Lazor, the school pedagogue at the School for Primary and Secondary Education “Milan Petrović” with the student dormitory from Novi Sad, and Dragana Malidžan-Vinkić, associate for inclusive education at the Social Inclusion Group with the Sector for Development and Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
Instructions for Preparing Teaching Materials in Accordance with the Principles of Universal Design was presented to the public during the “New Technologies in Education 2016” conference and fair (26-27 February 2016, Belexpocentre, Belgrade).
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