Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research and principles-based approach to education that employs practices that enhance the learning for all students while reducing the need for many accommodations.


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

UDL is structured around three foundational principles:

  • Multiple means of Engagement – foster purposeful, motivated learners
  • Multiple means of Representation – foster resourceful, knowledgeable learners
  • Multiple means of Action & Expression – foster strategic, goal-directed learners

Learn more about the Universal Design for Learning framework from CAST.

Tools for supporting inclusive design

With funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education, the Inclusion is Not a Checklist project was launched in 2018.  Resources include a toolkit for creating accessible materials and a collection of 17 student persona cards.


Contact Sue Doner, Instructional Designer at doners@camosun.ca