During a February 7, 2012 hearing of the U.S. Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on "The Promise of Accessible Technology," Chairman Senator Harkin and the Superintendent of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Indiana, Dr. Quick, praised UDL’s impact on school outcomes. Listen to the hearing to learn more or read this article about the hearing.
This policy reader comprises a notably wide range of articles that address the challenges and opportunities facing policy makers as they consider UDL’s implications for federal, state, and local policy. Buy the book
In June 2012, the Maryland Department of Education proposed and the Maryland State Board of Education adopted regulations that require all local districts to use UDL in the development of curriculum and selection of instructional materials beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Read the UDL regulations. The regulations define UDL as a curriculum design framework for all students. Read the UDL definition. This work began with the establishment of the Maryland UDL Task Force which published its recommendations on April 26, 2011. Read the report.
This UDL Brief from the American Occupational Therapy Association provides an informative discussion about how the UDL approach can inform the work of occupational therapy practitioners.
CAST recently wrote to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education to suggest that the state consider including Universal Design for Learning in its proposal to apply to the US Department of Education for flexibility with regards to certain requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act.
Read CAST's response
Last Updated: 04/17/2013