Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning is a framework to guide educators in designing learning experiences and environments that remove barriers to meet the needs of variable learners. UDL and Accessibility are not interchangeable terms, but UDL encompasses accessibility by its very nature of inclusive design. The Core Principles of UDL, in short, are: Engagement, Representation, and Action & Expression. These Principles will be covered more thoroughly in this unit. If we keep in mind the UDL Core Principles, when designing our courses and creating course materials, we will support all students, those who need more support as well as those who need more challenge.

Learning Outcomes

In this site we will address a number of the course outcomes including:

  • Explore Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines
  • Use student-centered policies and structure
  • Develop accessible experiences based on Universal Design