Dr. Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski, Ph.D. — Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston & Dr. June Gothberg, Ph.D. — Senior Research Associate, Office of the Vice President of Research, WMU
Evaluation Cafe: January 8th, 2013
Vulnerable populations including persons with disabilities, the homeless, chronically ill, veterans, economically disadvantaged, low-literate, elderly, and culturally different are frequently involved in or affected by evaluations, regardless of the specific topic under investigation. Designing evaluation tools to include persons with disabilities and other vulnerable populations is critical to ensure these populations are fairly represented and included in the evaluation process. Universally designed evaluation plans, materials, and data collection tools provide for more inclusive, sound and valid evaluation practice. This presentation will describe the concept of universal design for evaluation (UDE) and discuss a UDE checklist developed by the presenters.
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Link to view handouts and slides wmich.edu/evalctr/2013/01/universal-design-for-evaluation/
The views expressed in this presentation are those of the individual presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Evaluation Center or Western Michigan University.