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Video: UDL at a Glance

A short video by CAST illustrates the three principles of Universal Design for Learning.

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What is UDL?

Graphic of three brains showing three networksUniversal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. Learn more about UDL

How US Federal Statute Defines UDL

Photo of capitol building in Washington, DCThe Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, passed with strong bipartisan support, established the statutory definition for universal design for learning. Read the definition

UDL Series

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A free online collection of rich media presentations that help educators to build UDL understanding, implementa-
tion skills, and leadership ability.


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Resource for Parents and Teachers

UDLinks logoThe UDLinks app was developed through a grant from the Maryland Department of Education to help teachers and parents search for online teaching resources aligned with UDL. Teachers can search for lesson plans, multimedia, practice, games, tutorials or by topic and unique search terms.

UDL Now!

UDL Now! book cover In UDL Now! A Teacher's Monday-Morning Guide to Implementing Common Core Standards Using Universal Design for Learning Katie Novak provides practical tips and strategies for helping all learners meet high standards using UDL principles. Buy the book

Last Updated: 03/26/2015

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