Universal Design News

RETAIN Kentucky Receives Grant to Expand Services

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The UK Human Development Institute Executive Director, Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones joins Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman and UK President Eli Capilouto to announce the state has ...
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HDI Collaborates on NIH Research Education Program Grant

HDI Collaborates on NIH Research Education Program Grant
The UK Human Development Institute in collaboration with the UK College of Engineering and the UK College of Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine have ...
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HDI to partner with the Adaptive Martial Arts Association

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The Kentucky Inclusive Health Collaborative at the UK Human Development Institute is excited to partner with the Adaptive Martial Arts Association (AMAA) to develop training ...
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Promoting COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence

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Over the next year, the UK Human Development Institute will work with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and several partners as part ...
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HDI to pilot Professional Certification in Universal Design

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A University of Kentucky (UK) Human Development Institute (HDI) Fund for Excellence award has been given to Christina Espinosa Bard and Patti Singleton to offer ...
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Universal Design Student Spotlight: Ellie Fahey

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UK junior Ellie Fahey was looking for a note to get out of class when she happened upon the Human Development Institute’s Universal Design Program ...
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HDI receives Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Grant

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A team of HDI staff including Dr. Chithra Adams, Jason Jones, Lindsey Mullis and Abby Marsh have received $50,000 through Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s ...
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). According to the GAAD web site, the goal of this day is to talk, think, ...
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HDI Hosts Virtual Open House for the Undergraduate Certificate in Universal Design

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The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute invites current and prospective students, staff, and faculty to a Virtual Open House to learn about the Undergraduate ...
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UK Human Development Institute News Update

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Staff from the UK Human Development Institute (HDI) began operating remotely more than a month ago. Using available tools and technology, HDI continues to promote ...
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Eagle Scout Project Supports Alternative Communication

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Nate Slack, a senior at West Jessamine High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 473 at the Nicholasville United Methodist Church, completed his Eagle ...
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HDI Reaches Notable Milestone with 100 Online Courses!

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HDI has reached a notable milestone of 100 online courses, including 4 in development! HDI launched online learning initiative for early childhood in 2004 with ...
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2019 Spring Institute in Assistive Technology on March 28

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On March 28, HDI CATs hosted a the FREE 2019 Spring Institute in Assistive Technology conference at the UK Student Center. The event featured sessions ...
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Spring Seminar: Universal Design for Learning—Designing Classrooms for All Learners

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“Universal Design for Learning (UDL) suggests that it’s not the students who need to adapt to fit the system, but rather that the system should ...
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Lexington ADA Taskforce Leads the Way on State Residential Code Changes Toward Universal Design!

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Two residential building code changes written by a subcommittee of Lexington’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Task Force have now been adopted as part of the ...
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UK HDI Receives Grant to Help Serve Individuals With Paralysis

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From UKNow: HDI has received a three-year grant totaling $600,000 from the Administration on Community Living. The project, Wellness Edge, is a Paralysis Resource Center State ...
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HDI Center for Assistive Technology Services Grand Opening!

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The Center for Assistive Technology Services at HDI is planning an open house and grand opening from 3:00 -5:00pm on February 9. Join us for ...
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Trainee Spotlight: Mary Comis

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by Bill Mazzoleni Mary Comis is from Raleigh, North Carolina. She was attending Duquesne University for undergrad work in Pittsburgh; however, she is now attending ...
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