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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org