Universal design principles for Australia’s aid program

DFAT UD guidelines

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade stipulates that all overseas aid programs must follow the Principles of Universal Design. They have produced a comprehensive guide to all types of development projects including water, health, education and the built environment. It is useful to see how thinking universally about design can produce such a clear guide to inclusive practice and accessibility. 

Download the document here.


Being smart – using apps lifewide

Teaching with smartphone appsThis is a chapter from Smart Learning  by Andrew Middleton.  It considers the range of smart apps being used by teachers and students and how they form a personalised technological environment which crosses and erodes previously established boundaries between leisure, study, work and home. Drawing on the results of a survey of academic app usage, it looks at a selection of key apps and how they support academic practice.   A small survey of academics showed how some people personalise their device more than others.

go to the chapter on page 275