Share Paper: Varied Pathways of a UDL Journey: Strategic Inclusive Design Reflections and Next Steps

  1. Elizabeth Dalton, Dalton Education Services International, United States
  2. Susie Gronseth, University of Houston, United States
  3. Brianne Jackson, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
  4. Garron Hillaire, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  5. Shigeru Ikuta, Otsuma Women's University, Japan
  6. Janet Arndt, Gordon College, United States
  7. David Robinson, Towson University, United States
  8. Katherine Cooper, Greater Louisville Education Cooperative, United States
Tuesday, March 30 1:45 PM-2:45 PM Room 1

Abstract: Since the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework was conceptualized nearly three decades ago by David Rose and the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), many educators have adopted the framework as a lens by which they view the inclusive design of curriculum and educational environments. It is a framework that challenges policies relating to providing equitable education of all learners, and it prioritizes universal access as an intentional, strategic element of instructional design. In the past decade, UDL has had increasing global adoption. This session chronicles educator journeys in how UDL has become an integral part of their educational ...