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Universal Design for Learning 

Best Practices

The goal of Universal Design is to create spaces and products that are as usable as possible to the greatest number of people despite their differences. 

Principles of Universal Design

There are seven key principles of Universal Design:
  1. Equitable Use
  2. Flexibility in Use
  3. Simple and Intuitive Use
  4. Perceptible Information
  5. Tolerance for Error
  6. Low Physical Effort
  7. Size and Space for Approach and Use

North Carolina State - The Center for Universal Design: The Principles of Universal Design.


On the CAST website, you can find information about the Guidelines for UDL, brain and learning research, and other UDL topics. 

UDL on campus is geared for higher education and provides information course design, media & materials, accessibility and policy. 

You can review a graphical representation of the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines on this CAST webpage. 


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