Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00pm
Henderson Campus Center, Room 301/302
520 N. Main St., Meadville, PA 16335
Allegheny College Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Jennifer Foreman will present “Beyond Captions: Making Learning Accessible Through Universal Design.” The lecture is a part of the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series, and will be held on Wednesday, September 11, at 7 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302.
Foreman’s lecture centers on the idea of Universal Design and that public spaces and popular objects can be made usable for everyone, including those with disabilities. She explores Universal Design’s history, theory, and practical implications for students. Although the idea originated in the fields of architecture in the 1970s, Foreman taps into and adds to the work educators over the past decades have done, including work under the umbrella of the Neurodiversity movement. Foreman will speak on how this framework can be applied in an academic environment.
The address is part of the 2019-20 Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series, which features professors from various departments representing the diversity of scholarship at Allegheny. The lecture is free and open to the public.