Universal Design (UD) / Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Universal Design (UD) / Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

UD and UDL support access to early care and education environments through the removal of physical and structural barriers (UD) and the provision of multiple and varied formats for instruction and learning (UDL).

This landing pad highlights research, policies, and position statements (Why Do It?), print materials (Read All About It), videos and DVDs (See for Yourself), and web resources (Find It Online) to support the acquisition and application of information related to this evidence-based practice.

Click on [more] to discover additional resources in each category. Click [here] to download the landing pad resources as a document.

Why Do It?

  • Division for Early Childhood. (2007). Promoting positive outcomes for children with disabilities: Recommendations for curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation. Tables 1 and 2. Missoula, MT: Author.

 http://www.dec-sped.org/uploads/docs/about_dec/position_concept_papers/Prmtg_Pos_Outcomes_Companion_Paper.pdf                                                                                                     more resources

Read All About It

  • Conn-Powers, M., Cross, A.F., Traub, E.K., & Hutter-Pishgahi, L. (2006, September). The universal design of early education: Moving forward for all children. Beyond the Journal: Young Children on the Web.      

http://journal.naeyc.org/btj/200609/ConnPowersBTJ.pdf                 more resources

See for Yourself

  • Building Inclusive Childcare Universal Design for Learning video          

 http://www.northampton.edu/Early-Childhood-Education/Partnerships/Building-Inclusive-Child-Care.htm                                  more resources

Find It Online

  • Association on Higher Education and Disability: Universal Design        

      http://www.ahead.org/resources/universal-design/resources                     more resources