Universal Design for Learning
What is Universal Design for Learning?
"Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based framework for designing curricula-that is, educational goals, methods, materials, and assessments that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. This is accomplished by simultaneously providing rich supports for learning and reducing barriers to the curriculum, while maintaining high achievement standards for all students."
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This is an excellent article and PDF on practical ways to use Universal Design in your instruction. This is from the University of Washington's DOIT program: