Teaching Cafe: Universal Design for Learning
Join Dr. Emily A. Nusbaum (Learning & Instruction) and Dr. Nicole Gonzales Howell (Rhetoric & Language) for a CTE Teaching Cafe all about using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in your classroom. In this cafe, we will cover best practices for providing universal access for all students to support equitable learning opportunities. A discussion will follow a brief presentation. Coffee and light snacks will be served. There will be live captioning.
Click the links below for some wonderful resources!
- A simple set of directions to help you check documents for screen readability:
- "Quick Tips" for using UDL principles in syllabus and class design:
- An accessible syllabus template:
- Simple visual template sheets and how-to guides for making accessible Word and PDF documents. These come from the Instructional Design Resources website out of the Office of Educational Technologies Services:
- A set of tools about UDL on postsecondary campuses:
- The Canvas LMS Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) Checklist houses a template for evaluating Canvas' conformance with the accessibility standards under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Act WCAG 2.0 AA Standards.
- The National Collaborative for Disability and Technology site tagline is "200+ People With Disabilities And Engineers Working Together To Develop And Evaluate Accessible Technology."