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Task Force Legislative Activities

The National UDL Task Force works to incorporate the principles of UDL into federal policy and practice initiatives. For example, more than forty national organizations have joined together to recommend UDL legislative language for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Task Force members will continue to work together as other federal education laws come up for reauthorization, including the Higher Education Act, the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

UDL in ESEA

In a letter sent to Congressional education leaders, the National UDL Task Force, a group of 40+ national general and special education organizations, recently called for the inclusion of UDL in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

More Legislative Activities

article iconRecommendations for the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)


To encourage Congress to adopt UDL as a key component of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the National UDL Task Force developed recommendations for the reauthorization of ESEA (also known as No Child Left Behind).

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article iconUDL and UD Provisions in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)


The Higher Education Act was reauthorized on August 18, 2008 as the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).
It defines Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Universal Design (UD) and includes several provisions that authorize funding for teacher education programs to prepare teacher candidates with skills to implement UDL and UD.
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Last Updated: 03/10/2017

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