Centre for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that created the Universal Design for Learning framework, now used the world over to make learning more inclusive.
UDL on Campus
The definitive website on using UDL in higher education. CAST provides professional development, an electronic guide, videos, case studies, and links to other sources/resources.
UDL-IRN is a network of education stakeholders. The UDL-IRN’s mission is to support the design of future-ready learning environments that are equitable, beneficial, and meaningful for all learners.
This site contains teaching resources, and technical modules, with step-by-step instructions on making courses and teaching and learning materials more accessible for all students.
Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE)
The Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE) develops and collects resources to help educators apply universal design (UD) in order to make all aspects of the educational experience welcoming to, usable by, and inclusive of everyone, including people with disabilities.
AHEAD is an independent non-profit organisation working to creative inclusive environments in education and employment for people with disabilities. The main focus of their work is further education and training, higher education and graduate employment. Site includes many resources, including free professional development modules
This site has many professional development modules and case studies about using UDL for university teaching and learning. Topics include examples from different higher education subject areas, as well as different topics within the UDL framework.
Universal Design in Higher Education: Promising Practices
Online book available in html and pdf formats.
Developed as a project of the California State University system, UDL-Universe (UDL-U) supports postsecondary faculty and staff by providing resources and examples to improve postsecondary education for all students, including those with disabilities. UDL-U is designed to be useful for individual inquiries related to small UDL topics, issues, or problems, as well as scalable to larger faculty development efforts (e.g., Faculty Learning Communities).
Site to support educators in using UDL, with checklists, research, course outline tools, sample lesson plans, organisers, and assessments. Also contains many links to other resources.
Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)
In order to facilitate successful outcomes and improve the educational experience for students with disability, ADCET provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.
ADCET Webinar: Designing Online Education that Works for All Students - A 7-Step UDL Approach
In this presentation, Dr Laura Alfrey and Dr Erin Leif describe a seven step UDL approach for designing inclusive and accessible online instruction that meets the needs of diverse learners, including students with disability and they shared illustrative examples from their own practice. The slides from the presentation are also available as downloads at the bottom of the page.
- Creating accessible documents and slide decks
- Creating accessible Word documents
- Designing accessible presentations in PowerPoint
- Top ten tips for creating quality videos
- Creating accessible video
- Remote learning resources
- Inclusive assessment & feedback
- NCSEHE National Guidelines for Improving Outcomes in Online Learning
- TEQSA: Online Learning Best Practice
- Supporting Executive Functioning in online environments
- Access to UDL texts via Leganto