Video: Universal Design for Learning

Great video in Inclusive Practices class today, talking about Universal Design for Learning.

What I love about the UDL philosophy is that it makes a very common sense appeal for designing learning experiences to be as broadly accessible as possible — the idea that we ALL benefit from increased access. To place it in the architectural analog: Certainly someone who relies on a wheelchair for basic mobility is really going to benefit from a building that incorporates seamlessly integrated ramps in addition to stairs; however, doesn’t the fully-abled person pushing a stroller or a cart full of items also benefit? In other words, universal design makes the process of access easier for EVERYONE, without changing the end goal.

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