Use Universal Design

Universal Design in education attempts to design environments and materials with differences in mind and with less reliance on individual accommodation.

The resources below provide you with models and principles of universal design in education that you can explore and adopt in your teaching.

Universal Design for Learning

The creators of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), the Centre for Applied Special Technologies (CAST), provide concrete examples and best practices of UDL in higher education. Videos and other resources are included to help you as you consider how to apply and implement UDL in your teaching.

Universal Design of Instruction

The Center for Universal Design in Education, University of Washington, provides resources for ensuring that instruction, including curriculum and assessment, is accessible to all students.

Universal Instructional Design

Universal Instructional Design (UID) offers seven principles for designing accessible teaching and learning activities, environments and materials, and creating learning experiences that respect and value diversity. This resource, from the University of Guelph, includes workbooks and activities to guide the application of the seven principles.


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