UDL in Practice · Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Revising to incorporate the UDL Guidelines

I have the honor and pleasure of teaching two graduate courses in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) this summer.  Watching my colleagues take on the challenge of creating and revising their written work in a way that demonstrates understanding of the UDL Guidelines has led me to thinking about summarizing some steps that teachers can take to bring UDL to their current practice in ways that are not overly time-consuming.  As we know, the UDL road is long (never-ending, if done correctly) and cyclical, so these might serve only as first steps or as a return to first steps.

Adding visuals (screenshots)

From this:

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To this:

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Breaking up Text

From this:

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To this:

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Incorporating Grids

From this:

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To this:

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Using Links and Hyperdocs

From this:

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To this:

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With thanks to Karyn Copland, Amanda Fournier, and, as always, Irene Witt for allowing me to use their work.

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