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UDL Tips

Explore, download, and print these handy quick reads with tips based on the UDL framework. Use them today to make your learning environment more inclusive.

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Key Questions to Consider When Planning Lessons

An alternate way to consider the UDL Guidelines is to look at some key questions that each Guideline answers. When planning a lesson or unit, consider these questions to ensure that the environment is flexible and inclusive of all learners.


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Five Things Educators Can Do to Buy Accessible

Edtech developers have been making significant advances in accessibility in response to states and districts that have made buying accessible a priority. This one-page document outlines five actions educators can take to ensure the procurement of accessible materials. 

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UDL & the Learning Brain

What we know about the brain is central to the Universal Design for Learning Framework. Knowing key facts about the brain from a UDL perspective can help inform learning design to address learner variability. Find out more in this downloadable resource designed for educators.


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    Universal Design for Learning: Theory & Practice

    Meyer, Rose, and Gordon

    In the 1990s, Anne Meyer, David Rose, and their colleagues at CAST introduced universal design for learning (UDL), a framework to improve teaching and learning. Based on new insights from the learning sciences and creative uses of ...

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    Differentiated Instruction and Implications for UDL Implementation

    T. Hall, et al.

    Information on the theory and research behind differentiated instruction and its intersection with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is examined. The article begins with an introduction to differentiated instruction by defining …

  • Article

    7 Things You Should Know about Universal Design for Learning

    J. Gronneberg & S. Johnston

    This article summarizes Universal Design for Learning, a framework for the design of materials and instructional methods that are usable by a wide range of students.

  • Book

    Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning

    D. H. Rose & A. Meyer

    In this seminal book on Universal Design for Learning, Rose and Meyer lay out the three principles, show their origins in the learning sciences and brain-based research, and describe practical applications of the framework to classroom instruction.

  • Book

    Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom: Practical Applications

    T. E. Hall, A. Meyer, D. H. Rose, ed.

    Clearly written and well organized, this book shows how to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) across all subject areas and grade levels. The editors and contributors describe practical ways to develop classroom ...

  • Article

    Universal Design for Learning: An Introduction

    D. Rose, et al.

    In this chapter, the authors provide an introduction to universal design for learning (UDL). They review the origins of UDL in research and practice, explain the neuroscience that underpins its three principles, and present the UDL ...

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    Using UDL to Design Standards-Based Lessons

    Rao & Meo

    The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework can be used to proactively design lessons that address learner variability. Using UDL guidelines, teachers can integrate flexible options and supports ...

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