This webpage provides resources for developing a syllabus that follows the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. UDL is "an educational framework that guides the design of learning goals, materials, methods, and assessments as well as the policies surrounding these curricular elements with the diversity of learners in mind." A syllabus...
This case study explores the Opening the Pathway to Technician Careers Conference, which engaged biology teachers of Deaf students in 2019. The case study describes how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be used to support a bilingual (English and American Sign Language), accessible, and inclusive professional development conference. Best...
This article provides an overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In the article, Allison Posey defines UDL, highlights its application for different learning environments, outlines the three principles of UDL, describes the types of support that families can provide at home, and explores how educators can use UDL for distance learning. A...
This resource, from the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Durham College, provides checklists on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Educators can use these checklists to assess and revise curriculum to meet UDL standards. The resource provides a learning checklist for DC faculty and a checklist for technology solutions.
This 31-page handbook is an accessibility guide for visual content. The handbook intends to "make complex images accessible to all learners." In the document, alternate formats, such as text descriptions, lists, data tables, and tactile graphics are explored. Tactile graphic examples, such as charts, graphs, maps, and illustrations, are also...
This website, from Pennsylvania State University (PSU), provides information and resources on "how to ensure web pages and online documents can be made usable for users with different disabilities." Users can explore the following web accessibility areas: accommodations, blockers, courses, guidelines, websites, multimedia, testing/triage, software,...
This webpage, from the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) website, provides information about Universal Design of Instruction (UDI), including a definition, principles, guidelines, and examples. The definition of UDI "... is the design of teaching and learning products and environments to be usable by all people,...
This webpage, from the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) website, includes links to accommodation strategies by academic activity and disability. "With this basic knowledge, instructors will be better prepared to ask students to clarify their needs and to discuss accommodation requests." Academic activities...
This webinar, provided by CAST, features a conversation with author Andratesha Fritzgerald on antiracism and universal design learning in the classroom. Featuring passages from her book, Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning: Building Expressways to Success, Fritzgerald discusses the challenges Black and Brown children experience in...
This three-page article from CAST discusses Universal Design Learning and the Learning Brain. Cognitive neuroscience research on how the brain functions informs UDL framework, which emphasizes the variability in brain structure and learning patterns. This framework acknowledges high variability in engagement (the why of learning), representation...
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