Universal Design of Instruction (UDI): Definition, Principles, Guidelines, and Examples
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, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design." This article also provides seven principles of Universal Design that are intended to guide the design of all products and environments. These principles include: equitable use, flexibility in use, simple and intuitive use, perceptible information, tolerance for error, low physical effort, and size and space for approach and use. Each principle is followed by an example and application to instruction. Information on curricula design, web accessibility guidelines, and UDI exmples is also included.