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Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

Ultimately, the goal of UDL is to support learners to become “expert learners” who are, each in their own way, purposeful and motivated, resourceful and knowledgeable, and strategic and goal-driven. UDL aims to change the design of the environment rather than changing the learner. When environments are intentionally designed to reduce barriers, all learners can engage in rigorous, meaningful learning.


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