Accessibility

John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

“Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating 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.” –udlcenter.org. When courses are designed with UDL principles in mind the need for retrofitting or accommodating individual needs is reduced. This allows ease of access to students from the start.

UDL on Campus-Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education-a guide. This resource includes basics of UDL as well as specific information about how to incorporate UDL principles into your teaching approach, planning of courses, student assessment, policies, and selection of course technology.

National Center on Universal Design for Learning. This site provides more in depth information and examples of implementing the Universal Design for Learning guidelines. Examples, resources, and related scholarly research are provided from each of the “checkpoints” on the UDL guidelines.

http://accessibility.umn.edu/home.html This site explains how to provide access to information technology. It includes tips and best practices for providing access to documents (Word, PDF, Excel), presentations, multi-media, web content, and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uxo2IMOh9U&list=PLRBcJAOS10LOKMh502zujMyQZWxfF_p8r&index=2 This video, created by our GTS staff Marni Dunning, explains how to create captioning for your YouTube videos.