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
|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 our 10 Simple Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses.
- 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
|Converting Documents to Accessible Formats|
- Visit Senus Access, a free document conversion tool.
- Converting a PDF document
- Creating MP3 files
- Make your MS Word documents accessible.
- How to Edit Automatic Captions in YouTube.
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.