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Universal Design for Learning and Student Accessibility

September 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Improve learning and increase access for your students

Sara Henry, Director of Student Accessibility Services at UMaine will review the concepts of Universal Design for Learning, and the basic responsibilities of university faculty to ensure accessibility for their students. We will next explore available technologies that can ensure all students can access and learn from your presentations, discussions, and materials. We will also discuss emerging issues and approaches to working with students with disabilities.


Sara is the Director of Student Accessibility Services at the University of Maine. She has worked at UMaine since the fall of 2000. Sara’s career working with students with disabilities began in 1991 and she has experience working with students who have all types of disabilities. Sara’s education focused on the fields of learning, reading disorders, cognition, executive function and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Sara hails from Massachusetts and attended the University of Vermont for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education. She is the former secretary of the New England Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD NE), former vice president of the New England Educational Association (NEOA) and co-founder of the Maine Emerging Leaders Institute (MELI), a multi-day program designed to support emerging leaders in fields related to educational opportunity in higher education.

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