The Universal Design for Learning
(UDL) was developed by David Rose to help teachers make their course materials accessible to students with disabilities. According to the University Center for Teaching and Learning (UCTL), only 2% of the student body have registered for disabilities, while around 11% of the student population have claimed to have a disability when surveyed.
The UDL has resources to help teachers design accessible course materials to help these students learn, including:
• Clarifying vocabulary and symbols to ensure accessibility for all
• Offering alternatives for auditory information, such as graphs, diagrams or charts
• Guiding information processing, visualization and manipulation by providing interactive models to help students understand and process the information or "chunk" the information so students have more time to process information
Want to learn more? Register to attend the Digital Accessibility of Course Materials workshop.