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Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility of the Day

By Andrew Osborne Hasley1, Hayley Orndorf2

1. University of Wisconsin - Madison 2. QUBES; BioQUEST; University of Pittsburgh

Overview of Universal Design for Learning, presented to a faculty mentoring network during a virtual meeting

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Version 1.0 - published on 05 Feb 2019 doi:10.25334/Q40X6X - cite this Last public release: 2.0

Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International according to these terms

Adapted from: Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility of the Day v 1.0

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"Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all" (CAST 2018).  The goal of implementing UDL in the classroom is to reduce the need for specific student accommodation. UDL is most effective when incorporated in the "design" phase of curriculum development, rather than for "just in time" accommodations. 

This PowerPoint covers the basics of UDL, includes two case examples, and resources around UDL. This presentation was designed for a small online presentation with participants meeting virtually.


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This adaptation was modified for a smaller, virtual audience. The PowerPoint was used to give an overview of UDL, followed by participant-driven discussion.

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