What is Universal Design?

Universal Design has its roots in the field of architecture

Universal Design involves designing buildings that are accessible to everyone at the outset, rather than retrofitting at a later date

Universal Design increases access for everyone

wheelchair and baby in a stroller at a curb cut

Universal Design is Everywhere

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Curb Cuts

Easy to Hold Tools

Digital Textbooks

Lifts in Pools

Adjustable height desks

iPad a universally designed device considerate of all users

Levered doorhandles

iPads: access to information,  productivity, communication & connectivity...

What is Universal Design for Learning?

Universal Design for Learning
is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.

UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.   CAST.org 

Introduction to the Three Principles of UDL

UDL Guidelines

Implementing UDL

UDL Principles and Practice

© Barbara Welsford 2015