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AHEAD in VA: Keynote & Workshop on UDL


Thursday, March 31, 2016

9:00AM – 4:00PM ET

AHEAD in Virginia Spring 2016 Conference
Richmond, VA

Sam Catherine Johnston


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, thereby reducing barriers, facilitating participation, and ensuring that all students are provided equal opportunities to learn.

Keynote presentation will include:

  • Integrating UDL into the Course Design Process – ways faculty members and instructional designers can use UDL to reduce barriers to learning and facilitate participation in the classroom for all learners
  • UDL in the Context of Institutional Policies and Procedures – information on legal obligations of postsecondary institutions to ensure that all students are provided equal opportunities to learn
  • Creating Accessible Instructional Materials – strategies for making text, media, and other instructional resources accessible to all learners

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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