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Summer Institute 2019 Keynote: Dr. Sally Scott on Universal Design 2.0

We were honored to have Dr. Sally Scott as our opening Keynote Speaker at this year's Summer Institute for Educators. Dr. Scott is Senior Researcher for the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and the National Center on College Students with Disabilities. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her experience includes working as director of disability resources and faculty member on multiple campuses, including the University of Mary Washington, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Georgia. She is the former editor of the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability and has recently published a new book entitled, Disability and World Language Learning. She has presented extensively on topics related to Universal Design, college students with disabilities, and postsecondary disability program development. She currently leads AHEAD’s initiative to promote the use of evidence-based practices and research in the field of postsecondary disability.


Her Keynote was titled Universal Design 2.0: Tipping Points and Beyond and she challenged us to think about what we currently know about Universal Design and set new priorities for research and practice. In this excerpt of her presentation, Dr. Scott, discusses themes that have emerged from several recent systematic reviews of Universal Design research.


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