Universal Design


In the academic world, Universal Design is more commonly known as Universal Design of Instruction, UDI; in the K-12 world it is most ofter referred to  as Universal Design for Learning. This could belong with the 21st Century Learning information but I felt that UD needed its own page because it has not become a catch phrase like 21st Cent. Learning and I think that it is a vital piece of 21st Century Learning.  Several sections of the educational sector have implemented UD principles; therefore there are many educational UD guidelines.

UDI Factsheet from University of Connecticut, Storrs
Scott, S.S., McGuire, J.M., & Embry, P. (2002). Universal design for instruction fact sheet. Storrs : University of Connecticut , Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability. (in PDF format)

Guidelines for Universal Design of Presentations from Landmark’s All Things Web blog

Universal Course Design

Universal Design of Instruction (UDI): Definition, Principles, Guidelines, and Examples from the University of Washington

From the Center for Applied Special Technology(CAST)
What is Universal Design for Learning?

Two Online Learning Modules on UDL

Supporting educators in learning about and practicing Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Chart of Visualization Methods

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