Universal Design


According to CAST.org, Universal Design for Learning “guides the design of instructional goals, assessments, methods, and material that can be customized and adjusted to meet individual needs.” Employing Universal Design principles and practices simply means to design a course and its materials to be all-inclusive.

Please watch the video below for a brief explanation.

Universal Design Practices You May Already Be Using

 what of learning  how of learning  why of learning
How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read. How we organize and express our ideas through writing or strategic problem solving. How learners get engaged and stay motivated via challenges, excitement, or interest.
checkmarkPresent information in different ways. checkmarkDifferentiate the ways students can express what they know. checkmarkStimulate interest and motivation for learning.


How Do I Start Incorporating Universal Design for Learning?

Helpful Resources:

Senus Access Conversion Tool

SensusAccess is a self-service solution that allows students, faculty, staff and alumni to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media including audio books, e-books, and digital Braille. The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible and less tricky formats.

Visit Senus Access, a free document conversion tool.

For more information, please visit: How Can I Make My Content Accessible?

Schedule a consultation with the ID Team!

We’re always eager to help review course content and assist with how to incorporate supplemental resources, if needed, to achieve a more all-inclusive course design.