Implementing Universal Design (UD) of learning materials among teachers in higher education
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The universal design (UD) of information and communication technology (ICT) is an important principle that ensures the accessibility of ICT products, services, solutions, and anti-discrimination to provide equal access to the largest group of people possible. The digital learning materials in higher education institutions are also one of the types of ICT solutions, therefore, required to be universally designed by the different national and international regulations. However, until recently, the implantation of UD of ICT in higher education institutions is lacking. This study aimed to extend the previous studies relevant to the universal design of learning materials, investigate the challenges that inhibit the teachers to practice UD in higher education institutions, and the role of these institutions in implementing the universal design of ICT. Through the use of individual interviews, online surveys, and observation as data collection methods and thematic analysis, this research briefly addressed multiple challenges that teachers face in practicing UD, the help teachers need from higher education institutions, and the role of these institutions in implementing UD of ICT. This will hopefully help the teachers in higher education institutions to practice the UD of ICT in making digital learning materials and the higher education institutions to implement the UD of ICT.
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