Universal Design for Learning
Here, faculty will find ways to adapt teaching and materials to accommodate individual students, AND to better serve students with – and without – disabilities, using principles of Universal Design for Learning: the design of curriculum, materials, and instruction for all students, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Students will find resources to assist them in self-advocacy with their instructors, and resources to refer their instructors to for help.
- Instructors have legal requirements to make their classrooms accessible but often don't have the knowledge, time, or resources to do so on their own.
- It's the right thing to do. More on this at the Disability Awareness page.
- It can improve learning for all students, not just those with disabilities.
- Just-in-time guidance for when a student comes to class at the Help By Disability tab above in the pull-down menu, or on the Teaching Strategies page, AND
- Proactive steps instructors can take as they develop and update their materials using the principles of Universal Design for Learning, starting at the Checklist and continuing with Further Resources for Teachers.
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