Universal Design

DUP Week: Skyrocketing Your Accessibility by Caitlyn A. Bukaty

Greetings! Caitlyn A. Bukaty here sharing some exciting insights with you during Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations Topical Interest Group week. Today I want to offer a few ideas my fellow evaluators might find helpful in making their evaluations more accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. This information comes from my experience collecting feedback from …

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DUP Week: What’s in a Name? with June Gothberg and Caitlyn Bukaty

Greetings and welcome from the Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations TIG week.  We are June Gothberg, Chair and Caitlyn Bukaty, Program Chair.  This week we have a strong line up of great resources, tips, and lessons learned for engaging typically underrepresented population in evaluation efforts. You might have noticed that we changed our name from Disabilities …

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DOVP Week: Pat Campbell on Diversity, Evaluation, and Better Data

I’m Pat Campbell, president of Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc.  Under NSF funding, Eric Jolly, president of the Science Museum of  Minnesota and I, with the help of a lot of friends, have been generating research-based tips, such as those below, to improve the accuracy of data collection, the quality of the analysis and the appropriateness of …

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June Gothberg on How Potent Presentations Changed my Presentation Worldview

Greetings this is June Gothberg, Senior Researcher at Western Michigan University.  A few years ago, I became involved with AEA’s Potent Presentations Initiative and worked with Stephanie Evergreen to include universal design principles.  I currently hold a position on the p2i advisory board.  What I didn’t anticipate when I started working with the group is …

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DOVP Week: Don Glass on Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Evaluation

Hi! I am Don Glass an independent education and evaluation consultant, and a former UDL Fellow at Boston College and CAST. Over the past several years I have been interested in how we can be as inclusive as possible in the gathering and analysis of data, as well as in the sharing and use of …

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DOVP Week: June Gothberg on Creating Evaluation Designs that are Flexible and Perceptible for All

Greeting, I am June Gothberg, Senior Researcher at Western Michigan University. You may also recognize me as the intern Lead Curator for aea365. My AEA internship is ending this month and I will be passing the torch to another. Look for forthcoming details from Susan Kistler. My colleague, Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski and I co-chair the …

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DOVP Week: David J. Bernstein on Applying Universal Design Principles to an Evaluation Involving Individuals with Significant Disabilities

I am David J. Bernstein, and I am a Senior Study Director with Westat, an employee-owned research and evaluation company in Rockville, Maryland. I was an inaugural member of AEA, and was the founder and first Chair of the Government Evaluation Topical Interest Group. Westat was hired by the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services …

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DOVP Week: John Kramer on Universal Design Principle 3: Making Language Understandable for Everyone

My name is John Kramer and I am currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston. My work focuses on research and evaluation of employment outcomes of people with disabilities, participatory research, and aging issues for families of people with disabilities. I am a new member of the American …

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DOVP Week: Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski on Universal Design

My name is Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski, Research Associate at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston. Most of my research and evaluation work has focused on improving employment and postsecondary education outcomes for people with disabilities. I am co-chair of AEA’s Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations (DOVP) TIG and co-author of the Universal …

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EdEval Week: Chad Green on Nested Outcome Models

Chad Green here on the utility of Costa and Garmston’s maturing outcomes map from yesterday’s post. If you revisit this colorful framework, you will notice that the nested concepts form a learning continuum, ranging from concrete to abstract, similar to the outcomes in a logic model.  However, if you dabble in cognitive neuroscience like myself, …

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