Universal Design for Instruction & Learning

Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution, but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.

These principles are referred to as Universal Design of Learning (UDL), Universal Design of Instruction (UDI), and Universal Course Design (UCD). Often when UD principals of inclusive learning are incorporated, the need for specific accommodations is reduced. Learn more about Universal Design as well as how to develop a Universally Designed syllabus.