Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Resources

UDL transforms the classroom learning environment to support all learners by breaking down potential barriers and enriching the experience for all students. Rather than only providing enhancements to students with disabilities, those enhancements and many more are embedded into the class structure to benefit all enrolled students. The following links identify resources to explore this topic more deeply. UDL was used throughout my introductory global history course.

Overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

These resources provide a basic overview of the UDL model.

Links to Other Resource Links on David Arendale's Website

Often I talk about use of learning technologies, digital projects, and the like in my UDL presentations. Click on the links below to explore those resource pages.

UDL Resource Centers

These centers provide a variety of resources related to UDL.

  • PASS-IT Federally-Funded Grant Web Site PASS IT seeks to address a compelling need in higher education by developing a corps of trainers to facilitate professional development workshops in the implementation of Universal Design (UD) and Universal Instructional Design (UID) in higher education.

  • Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy (CRDEUL) published a number of publications related to application of UDL to college.

  • CAST CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through UDL. Founded in 1984, CAST has earned international recognition for its work.

  • National Center for Accessible Instructional Materials Accessible instructional materials, or AIM, are materials that are designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of student variability regardless of format (print, digital, graphical, audio, video).

  • DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities.

  • Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE) develops and collects resources to help educators apply universal design (UD) in order to make all aspects of the educational experience welcoming to, usable by, and inclusive of everyone.

UDL Books and Training Manuals

These publications provide practical training for implementing UDL and other variations of the model including Universal Instructional Design (UID) among others.

Videos about Universal Design for Learning

UDL Articles and Shorter Publications

These publications provide practical implementation of UDL in both classroom and student service activities.

UDL Podcasts

This a collection from a quick review of the iTunes directory using the search words "inclusion" and "Universal Design for Learning". As with all podcasts available through the iTunes store, all are free. Probably most are available through Google Play

Universal Design for Learning Presentation

David Arendale, "Implementing Universal Design to Create an Inclusive Classroom" Presentation from the 2019 Innovative Educators webinar. Links to materials associated with the presentation: