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Accessible Instructional Practices: Reaching All Learners


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

1:30PM – 3:00PM EDT

Hosted by NCWD/Youth and CAST

Skip Stahl


This webinar will provide an overview on using Universal Design for Learning to create accessible instructional materials for students in postsecondary education. We will provide an orientation to accessible instructional practices for postsecondary education professionals as a strategy for increasing student retention, persistence and success. Presenter Skip Stahl from CAST will briefly review the legal requirements that support equal opportunity for all students, review specific strategies for creating and acquiring accessible learning content, and offer approaches for addressing the variability inherent in all learners. This webinar is the second in a series of webinars for postsecondary education faculty and staff being hosted by NCWD/Youth.

Please note: There is no recording of this webinar.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Framework of learning and teaching, resisting one-size-fits-all approach. Encourages offering multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement.

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Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)

Print-based educational materials converted into specialized formats, related to the requirements of the IDEA statute.

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CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)

Non-profit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through research and development.

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