UDL is a pedagogical framework focused on responding to learner diversity by designing flexible pathways to engage, represent, and express knowledge. In an effort to improve accessibility and provide faculty with training and tools for creating barrier-free curricula, the CTE will provide a series of UDL workshops beginning Spring 2020.
Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) work together to create an inclusive educational environment for all students to thrive. However, while the two support each other, they are not synonymous. Accessibility applies directly to ensuring equal access to physical spaces, course materials, websites and software needed to successfully do one's job or fulfill ones studies. UDL provides a detailed framework for the conceptualization, delivery and assessment of curriculum. The framework has been developed through research into practices that best generate student success and is based in the neuroscience of learning.