9. Learning Environment

Universal Design (UD) is “design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.” Classroom space should follow the rules of Universal Design and allow all students access to resources within the classroom environment.


  • Are all materials stored in areas that all students can access?
  • Are there clear pathways within your classroom?
  • Is your classroom equipped with the Assistive Listening Device for students with hearing impairments?
  • If not, contact the person in your department who schedules facilities and classrooms.