Universal Design for Learning as a Tool for Accessing the Abilities of Every Student

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
9:40 AM - 10:55 AM


To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/26138929cc6249b49375333b9dc5c049. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.


The webinar starts at 9:40 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 9:45 a.m. 


Universal Design for Learning as a Tool for Accessing the Abilities of Every Student is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


All learners have varying needs and abilities. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) employs a variety of instructional methods to eliminate barriers to learning and offer all students opportunities for learning success. This interactive webinar presents the impact of accessibility and the integration of tools and resources that facilitate multi-modal learning for everyone, along with proven strategies for implementing accessibility and multi-modal learning into physical and digital classroom environments.

Participants will compare foundational concepts of universal design (UD), universal access (UA), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL); apply principles of UD, UA, and UDL to access the abilities of all students; and review instructional and assistive technologies as tools to facilitate Universal Design for Learning (UDL).


This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.


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Clayton A. Copeland
Faculty and Director
iSchool Laboratory for Leadership in Equity and Diversity (LLEAD)
School of Information Science
College of Information and Communications

Clayton A. Copeland is Director of the iSchool's Laboratory for Leadership in Equity and Diversity (LLEAD). Her teaching and research focus upon equity of access to information for underserved populations, especially in the areas of technology, universal design, Universal Design for Learning, facilities planning, materials and programming for children and young adults, and information behavior.