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Looking at Universal Design for Learning





In education, UDL is the design of “instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone—not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs” (CAST).



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Universal Design for Learning


The DO-IT Center at the University of Washington has developed a checklist for incorporating Universal Design into instructional practices, including multiple items under each of these main categories:

  • Class Climate: Adopt practices that reflect high values with respect to both diversity and inclusiveness.

  • Interaction: Encourage regular and effective interactions between students and the instructor and ensure that communication methods are accessible to all participants.

  • Physical Environments: Ensure that facilities, activities, materials, and equipment are physically accessible to and usable by all students, and that all potential student characteristics are addressed in safety considerations.

  • Delivery Methods: Use multiple, accessible instructional methods that are accessible to all learners.

  • Information Resources and Technology: Ensure that course materials, notes, and other information resources are engaging, flexible, and accessible for all students.

  • Feedback: Provide specific feedback on a regular basis.

  • Assessment: Regularly assess student progress using multiple accessible methods and tools, and adjust instruction accordingly.

  • Accommodation: Plan for accommodations for students whose needs are not met by the instructional design.