Tech Tips Newsletter - Universal Design

Editor: Karen Franker
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Incorporating Universal Design Learning Activities

Discover the benefits of effectively implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with learners of all ages, and view a sampling of exemplary learning activities that remove barriers to learning.

7 Ways to Implement Universal Design for Learning 
The University of South Carolina’s Center for Teaching Excellence provides a clear summary of the 7 key points to consider in Universal Design, incorporating the “what”, the “how” and the “why” of learning.

Fostering Inclusion with Universal Design for Learning 
Kevin Kelly describes the numerous benefits of UDL, and provides specific examples of strategies for structuring assessments for students with both invisible and diagnosed disabilities.

Universal Design Examples and Resources 
The National Center on Universal Design for Learning provides specific examples of tools and resources which support multiple means of: representation, action, expression, and engagement.

Universal Design: Promising Practices 
For a thorough look at cutting edge UDL practices, view the University of Washington’s comprehensive e-book with evidence-based examples from five institutions.

UDL Exchange 
Browse and build free UDL lessons and resources after you sign up for a free CAST account.

UDL Curriculum Self-Check 
The CAST Website provides case stories about how students experience barriers in specific subject areas, and contrasts the traditional versus the UDL approach in designing instruction.

Lesson Plans and UDL 
Examples of how to create choices in how a student learns about an assignment and how a student completes an assignment.

Tech Tip: Ten Chrome Extensions for Universal Design and Accessibility

Luis Perez describes the newest Google Chrome browser extensions that add: text to speech, low vision adjustments, and a way to clear up Web page clutter (ads and other distracting content).

Featured Online Course

Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification.

EDUC 763 Instructional Design for eLearning 

"Instructional Design for Online Learning is a great model for anyone who is considering online or blended instruction. It is very well structured and facilitated, the content is engaging, and it encourages communication among students – all, I believe, key criteria for a quality online course." 
~ Margie Konik, Health Information Technology, Chippewa Valley Technical College Stanley, Wisconsin