Jason Shaffer

Universal Design for Learning Student Assistant

Portland State University (OR)

Jason Shaffer is the universal design for learning student assistant at the Office of Academic Innovation at Portland State University. In his role, he gives user feedback on various virtual platforms from a cognitive accessibility perspective. Shaffer also prepares and co-leads workshops with the digital inclusion and universal design coordinator, providing a critical student perspective on inclusive course design. He is a second-year student in the Career and Community Studies Certificate Program for students who experience intellectual disabilities, ultimately hoping to pursue a career in social work and disability advocacy.