According to CAST.org, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) “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
|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.|
|Present information in different ways.||Differentiate the ways students can express what they know.||Stimulate interest and motivation for learning.|
|How Do I Start Incorporating Universal Design for Learning?|
- Read University of Washington’s 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course.
- Visit Faculty & Staff Resources by the Center for Access and Success.
- About Universal Design for Learning
- UDL in Higher Education
- The Importance of Universal Design for Learning
- Why Technology and Materials Need to be Accessible
- Online Accessibility a Faculty Duty
|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.
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.
For more information, please visit: How Can I Make My Content Accessible?